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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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call it
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-02-13 19:59:12 CET (+0100)

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

Trails?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-02-13 19:36:01 CET (+0100)

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 17:27:06 CET (+0100)

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

If it is
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-15 22:58:44 CET (+0100)

Isaria, this belongs to the hyphomycetes.

plant? fungi? artifact?
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-03-15 18:09:48 CET (+0100)

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 21:10:22 CET (+0100)

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

Myxomycota
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-14 06:01:21 CEST (+0200)

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