Observation 43992: Serpula lacrymans (Wulfen) J. Schröt.

When: 2010-04-05

Collection location: Holmes Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave (gunthdve)

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I searched on the net for some type of mold/fungus with this type of formation on the wood. The white batter like goo was dripping from the wood under the corner of the house. There is no indication that this area is wet due to any leakage. The construction is about 4 years old. I dug around the footer near the corner of the house and found one small root going into a crack in the footer exactly where the most damage to the cross beams occurred in the crawl space. The basement has been wet on and off – so humidity is probably helping. Humidifier is running full time so most of the fruit goo is dried up. The growth had spread and eaten off two beams entirely and the ends off several more – looks like it was moving down the new construction.
The areas where the most damage is, has a more shiny appearance.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:13 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Holmes County,Ohio’ to ‘Holmes Co., Ohio, USA

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Note the end of the beam eaten off

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Created: 2010-04-05 22:30:34 CDT (-0400)
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