Observation 11077: Non-fungal

When: 2008-09-13

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

-4% (6)
Used references: Lincoff 851
“Pretzel Slime”
3% (2)
Recognized by sight
91% (2)
Recognized by sight: sawdust trail.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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call it
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-02-13 13:59:12 CST (-0500)

beetle frass… I’ve never seen it this elaborate but then again I’m not looking for it.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-02-13 13:36:01 CST (-0500)

This thing is clearly three-dimensional. Your hypothetical beetle would have to have left a trail in mid-air somehow, without it falling down!

not fungal…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-02-13 11:27:06 CST (-0500)

looks like the sawdust “trails” from beetles/larvae, etc.

If it is
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-15 17:58:44 CDT (-0400)

Isaria, this belongs to the hyphomycetes.

plant? fungi? artifact?
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-03-15 13:09:48 CDT (-0400)

I really do not know what this tiny thing is. The eyelash cup in photo is for size reference it was significantly smaller than a 1 cm.

lies flat
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-03-14 16:10:22 CDT (-0400)

Hemitrichia serpula usually lies flat on the substrate. It what you are showing us really a slime mould?

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-14 00:01:21 CDT (-0400)

Slime mold is my guess. Slime molds turn to goo if you touch them (with a stick is preferred).

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