Observation 21441: Non-fungal

When: 2009-05-30

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

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This is probably the same thing I posted last fall:

In this photo you can see how the thread-like body grew out of a tiny hole in the log. Found on a fallen pine log.

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-16% (3)
Recognized by sight
86% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: I agree with Noah, this isn’t fungal at all. the “hole” is where the sawdust trail got pushed out by the beetle.

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Resembles Hemitrichia serpula
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-01-13 13:34:11 CST (-0600)

but is suspended…

Too complex
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-02-13 21:25:27 CST (-0600)

to be bug poop.

What ever it is, I’m guessing it is alive.

probably not fungal
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-02-13 14:50:50 CST (-0600)

but what is holding the wood dust together? Bug spit?

So this is growing off an insect?
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2010-02-13 14:00:23 CST (-0600)

Or the wood? If not fungal then what? Just curious. It’s really cool. In a creepy way.

Dude, where’s my host??!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-05-31 09:57:29 CDT (-0500)

I know, I know, in its hidey hole. Nice photo anyway. Creepy little things. Glad they have insect and not hominid hosts!

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