Observation 73142: Non-fungal
When: 2011-08-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Blue ball with elastic skin and a white mass inside. Barely attached to the substrate (rotting log). There was only one on the log, and several others within a few meters on the ground, all broken and with not much of the white stuff inside. No idea what this is.

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Thanks, Noah
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2011-08-05 02:03:31 EDT (-0400)

We did wonder if this was man-made, but the ball was well embedded in the rotting wood and so looked like it was growing from it. Then on the way home it changed its consistency somewhat, suggesting again that it was a living thing. Oh, well… It was fun.

Same impression – paint ball
By: Dmitriy Bochkov (convallaria)
2011-08-04 09:05:36 EDT (-0400)

The first thing I thought about when I saw this one was a pretty old broken paintball. I see these quite often here in Russia but I have never seen any blue ones :D

“Elastic skin”? Hmm…

Damn, Noah…
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2011-08-04 07:44:33 EDT (-0400)

I had no idea your IDing skills extended into paint balls! Hit the nail on the head, I’d say.

If fungal then cool
By: Joie (Jeremy Sallon (joie))
2011-08-04 07:34:07 EDT (-0400)


ROFL !!! Hit the nail on the head Noah
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-08-04 07:20:55 EDT (-0400)
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-08-04 07:17:48 EDT (-0400)
Looks like a piece of candy!!
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-08-04 06:59:44 EDT (-0400)
Doesn’t look fungal
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-08-04 06:58:57 EDT (-0400)

some kind of egg? Size?

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