Observation 45435: Undetermined

When: 2010-05-14

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Hocking Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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sorry for taking so long to reply
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2015-07-26 21:36:00 MDT (-0600)

I just returned from driving cross country with a pit stop in the deepest boonies of Wyoming – I found some gem quality green apple jade! Just now seeing these comments.

The white fuzz was definitely pointing up, and I know that it was not freezing the day I found them. I don’t remember much else about this day five years ago. Given that is was above freezing when these were photographed, I don’t think this can be hair ice. Nice find on the weather data Debbie!

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-07-26 17:42:37 MDT (-0600)

Were these pointing up or down in their original position? If beneath the log, through the air toward damp soil below, I like your suggestion of aerial mycelium, though I have never seen it in this form. It does answer an uncertainty I have from this observation years ago: http://mushroomobserver.org/85337?q=2cIUS

just looked up weather data for the nearest (south of park) town in Ohio …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-07-26 15:51:50 MDT (-0600)


Four days before Dan’s photo, it got down to 30 degrees! The park is in the hills, so probably even a bit colder, plus potential micro-habs.

It is looking even better for hair ice!

hair ice??!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-07-26 15:34:58 MDT (-0600)

in mid-May??!

what do you think, Dan?

There are water droplets
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-07-26 14:52:28 MDT (-0600)

at the ends of the strands, possibly due to the strands being made of ice, thus melting at their tips. There’s also an effused fungus at the bottom left on the same wood. Looking good for E. effusa.

crazy, other-worldly forms…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-05-18 21:18:16 MDT (-0600)

they remind me of the respiratory trees of sea cucumbers…perhaps they serve a similar purpose, gathering some sort of gas or element from their surroundings?

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-05-18 21:04:33 MDT (-0600)

I see this as well every spring, usually being munched on by slugs :(

Aerial mycelim
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-05-18 20:55:28 MDT (-0600)

I see this stuff every spring, growing alongside P. ovoideocystidiata.


“Mycelia sterilia”?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-15 02:50:59 MDT (-0600)

It reminds of one, Anthina flammea, but I assume there are others that look similar.

Nice photo
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-05-14 23:33:55 MDT (-0600)


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