Observation 49410: Non-fungal

When: 2010-07-31

Collection location: Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tom Volk (TomVolk)

No specimen available

These pictures were sent to me in an email. The “fungus” is growing in a skylight in a school in Wisconsin. Obviously there are water leaks. And maybe weird morphological things are happening because of reduced oxygen? Any ideas????

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:48 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Dane County, Wisconsin’ to ‘Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA’

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growing in a skylight in a school
growing in a skylight in a school

Proposed Names

28% (4)
Recognized by sight: weird, I don’t think it’s a slime mold. but could be.
63% (2)
Used references: CureCat
-91% (2)
Used references: CureCat
75% (2)
Recognized by sight

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This obs is a; “Hoaks-Jokes-Fakes.”
2014-10-21 20:25:47 CDT (-0400)

For the fabrication with pencil look at;
That the same hoaks on: http://mushroomobserver.org/160816?q=2Hw4y.

Koosh Ball
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2014-10-21 03:51:17 CDT (-0400)

It looks like a faded Koosh ball smashed under the glass. Koosh balls were popular toys in the late 80’s.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-10-21 03:13:25 CDT (-0400)
weird gutter object reboot
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-06 04:57:20 CDT (-0400)

i’d be 95% on the non-fungal side of the fence were it not for the apparent creeping growth up onto the ledge. that’s throwing me. still, doesn’t look like any fungus or slime mold I’ve ever seen.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-01-31 12:12:54 CST (-0500)

who wouldn’t want this in their lab (under controlled conditions)?? tell them to send me a piece.

This thing is so gross.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-04-21 14:26:15 CDT (-0400)

There’s a pencil in there. Why not a shaggy, wet, wool hat?

I agree with Curecat
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-04-21 11:48:17 CDT (-0400)

It looks like a myxo to me, but then again I am nowhere near your guys’ expertise level…

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-08-01 01:39:04 CDT (-0400)

That would make for one retchalicious cookie… *Blech.

or someone lost is wig….
By: Jonathan M
2010-07-31 22:00:09 CDT (-0400)
Peanut butter cookie…
By: Hamilton (ham)
2010-07-31 21:50:41 CDT (-0400)
why not?
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-07-31 19:38:09 CDT (-0400)

Why do you think it is not a slime mould?

I’m not sure…
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-07-31 13:14:27 CDT (-0400)

…that I want it in my lab. You are right, though—- A few minutes of microscopy would solve a lot of problems.

hope you could do a microscopy
By: Jonathan M
2010-07-31 13:09:19 CDT (-0400)
Odd one
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-07-31 12:42:19 CDT (-0400)

Something new! Strange growth pattern & looks fragile.

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