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What Fungus is Among-us?

posted by xscot mcknight

In our backyard, in the mulch, we’ve got this stuff. Anyone know what it is?
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I took those pictures Thursday evening; Friday morning, early, the first one looked like this:
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Brenna

posted June 29, 2008 at 4:51 am


Try this link … maybe this will help with what to do …
http://www.ktrh.com/pages/gardenline-mulchfungus.html



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David Baird

posted June 29, 2008 at 6:36 am


It is slime mold. Read about it here.
David



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JPvdGiessen

posted June 29, 2008 at 7:12 am


Physarum polycephalum which is not a Fungi but one of the Protoctista. In good conditions the can grow 1mm per hour!
After some time they will contain spores and gooing to reproduce themselves. The best way is to remove them and shuffling the mulch. So you have an excuse for not blogging ;)
And they are not the ones mentioned in Leviticus 14:34-48



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Scot McKnight

posted June 29, 2008 at 9:52 am


Thanks for these responses … each of you pointed me to sources I could read and we now have it figured out.



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Dana Ames

posted June 29, 2008 at 2:57 pm


Well, Tall Skinny Kiwi always talks about the emerging/missional church as like ants and slime mold… maybe it’s a sign ;)
Dana



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carrie

posted June 29, 2008 at 4:44 pm


Slime mold is cool stuff! A taxonomist’s puzzle. Enjoy.



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Henry Zonio

posted June 29, 2008 at 8:53 pm


Mmmmm, slime mold. Gotta love it. It moves! The blob!



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Dave

posted June 29, 2008 at 10:43 pm


These are all paint splatter from a painter who is missing his sandal.



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Matias

posted June 29, 2008 at 10:50 pm


Do the open toe sandals in these photos belong a male over 40? As one would not wear white after labor day so one should not show their toes in public after 40. So says Mike Ditka…no one to trifle with.



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