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Observation 155983: Undetermined


I found this from my old hook box where were also old maggots. This grows on maggot. I don´t have any idea about this, but one Finnish mycologist suggest that this could be member of Laboulbeniales.

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how i still wish
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-11-28 17:23:35 CST (-0600)

with all my being to know what on earth this is

Very interesting find, Martti.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2016-05-29 16:19:19 CDT (-0500)

Hope you are able to make an ID.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-02-10 12:00:24 CST (-0600)

Hi Martti,

If you’re still out there, perhaps you could locate these Facebook pictures you spoke of back in 2013. Seeing more photographs of the same or similar thing could prove very useful.

By: Martti Rajamäki (Martti Rajamäki)
2013-12-21 16:43:19 CST (-0600)


Actually I don´t no which the substrate is. I thougt that it is a maggot. And now I am not so sure that it is a Fungi at all, but what it could be? It really looks like fungi. A man in Facebook said that he has observation about same kind of fungi from hooks with night crawlers and from rusty can that had decayed salmon eggs.

Hello Martti!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-21 02:44:04 CST (-0600)

And welcome to the site! Are you saying that the substrate here is maggots? If so, I would very much like to see a cross-section showing the fungus clearly emanating from an insect host. Whatever you have found in your old hook box, it is very beautiful, very interesting, and utterly unlike any fungus I have ever seen. The varnished outer surface is reminiscent of some xylariaceous fungi (see Observation 82754 & Observation 98358), but none of these (that I know of) are any degree of cupulate with powdery orange conidia (rust?) lining the inside.

Have you shown it off yet over at AscoFrance? If not, I’d recommend doing so whenever you have the chance, then posting back here with your findings. Just know, there may quickly come a point where microscopy is necessary to make any significant conclusions.

Thanks for your post!