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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:02 am 
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Does anyone know what this might be?
found on the outside of a metal door
very very dark brown-almost black
each spot about a quarter in size - 3 spots total near each other
standing out from door about 1 inch with thin spiny-ish shapes
when sprayed with water, becomes limp like hair, but later retains its prior shape-size.
removes easily with a scraper or even a shoe-
but what the heck is it???? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:28 am 
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anybody....anybody... :(


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:30 am 
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c'mon y'all.... somebody's got to have a guess at this???


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:57 am 
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Sorry, I don't have an answer for you. ]

Do you really think it's a fungus? Are they possibly insect eggs? Is there a way to post a photo?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:27 am 
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will post photo in a day or so. No its not insect eggs. its is definately some kind of fungus/spores. really gross and nasty. its like some kind of super mold or something...?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:57 pm 
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Sounds like something laid its eggs on the door. Even if it *doesn't* look like what you might think traditionally passes as eggs. I'd look it up in an insect key before scraping it off. Or call your local county agriculture extension agent--they are always a fount of information.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:22 pm 
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It sounds like one of the Myxomycete type fungi. I have seen them grow vertically with appearance like a sea urchin and also hanging down like a beard.

Contact me via email if you are interested in how to submit it to a local lab for ID.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:59 am 
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perhaps that would be a good idea. Sorry no photo yet but i was away on vacation. try to get up in the next day or two...


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