When: 2014-07-05

Collection location: Lake John, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Not jelly-like.


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possibly dried out
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-09-12 03:34:35 CEST (+0200)
Dacrymyces makes sense to me.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-12 03:33:27 CEST (+0200)

I recall this thing being somewhat rigid.

i think so
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-09-12 03:26:21 CEST (+0200)

I imagine Hypocrea conducting a more more messy takeover, assuming it does parasitize Exidia or any other jelly. too many folds left neatly intact, and no sign of perithecia. this looks more like Dacrymyces or Tremella to me.

Danny, do you think we can eliminate…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-09-12 03:06:34 CEST (+0200)

Hypocrea sulphurea? I’m wondering about whether this ascomycete may possibly colonize the Exidia with which it is associated. Not the right time of year for Exidia, but the location is an area known for chilly mornings.

Ideas about identities…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-08 22:00:09 CEST (+0200)

are always welcome. That’s an interesting suggestion, Daniel. Now I really wish I had brought this home.

Note that the first photo shows a forked divergence on the one end. So I’m wondering if a mummified caterpillar would exhibit this.

Could this be a mummified caterpillar
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-08 09:19:10 CEST (+0200)

with Cordyceps gracilis? I see a caterpillar mummified here, but no mature fruiting body. Codyceps gracilis has a yellow stipe, but no mention of mycelium color in Arora. (I know, I’m always asking for too much. Sorry, David.)

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