Observation 44807: Foam

When: 2010-04-27

Collection location: Marion Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Junushroom (Junushroom)

No specimen available

The texture was similar to a stale breadstick. It had no smell to it.
I am hoping that someone can ID this one. It was very strange looking, and I was unable to find it in any of my books.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:41 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Marion County, OR’ to ‘Marion Co., Oregon, USA

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By: Junushroom (Junushroom)
2010-05-01 06:09:15 EEST (+0300)

That is too funny :)

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-04-30 09:06:44 EEST (+0300)

Yeah, it is foam… I find this stuff in odd places, and have had people bring it over to me and ask if it is fungal.

IT is Foam! LOL
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-30 05:22:05 EEST (+0300)
You need to get a spore print !
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2010-04-30 05:19:09 EEST (+0300)

Sealant spores are incredibly small and hard to find.

Doesn’t look fungal.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-04-29 12:31:02 EEST (+0300)

I’m leaning toward the foam sealant from a can, myself, which does come out similar to this, but cures to this color over time. An interior shot would have helped, but I’m not that sure I’d want to handle this much.

By: Junushroom (Junushroom)
2010-04-28 07:45:07 EEST (+0300)

I would agree that it does look similar, however, I found it in a shallow trail side ditch just before Opal Creek Wilderness, in multiple locations over about a half a mile. It was growing under and between different grasses and low bushes with none of them sealed into it, which would be more likely if it was foam sealant. I really should have brought it home to poke at it more :(

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-04-28 07:23:29 EEST (+0300)

Looks like foam sealer that was squeezed out of a caulking gun.

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