Observation 108827: Non-fungal

When: 2012-03-23

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

No specimen available

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11% (3)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: gecko droppings
Used references: Alain’s comment at Observation 65311

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Alain’s Comment
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-02-16 09:39:49 CST (-0500)

over at Observation 65311 suggests that both of these observations are of gecko droppings (or some such animal). The black portion is feces, the white a uric acid sack. The “crystalline” formations may or may not be significant. Either way, I think it’s time for a herpetologist to weigh in on these images.

My impression
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-09-14 04:57:14 CDT (-0400)

is that the white thing is a spider’s egg case, filled with eggs too..
65311 could also be something similar.

I just found this on youtube…
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2012-09-14 01:21:10 CDT (-0400)
Potentially, this still could be frog dung!
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2012-09-14 01:04:17 CDT (-0400)

I was reading that it’s not uncommon to see bug parts in the feces. This leg seems quite a bit for a frog to crap out but I would suppose you couldn’t rule it out. Of course, hind sight is 20/20 and this specimen is long gone. What are your thoughts?

Check out my comment…
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2012-09-13 14:25:02 CDT (-0400)
still stumped
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-06 16:14:20 CDT (-0400)

but you say you see this often, correct? enough to create any more observations?

Okay, the bottom shot is full resolution.
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2012-09-06 15:38:32 CDT (-0400)
from 65311
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-06 14:29:58 CDT (-0400)

I see body parts, that’s for sure. twas a bug, is no longer. i’d love to see this with higher resolution images, if at all possible.