Alien looking clear jelly in bog

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Alien looking clear jelly in bog

Post: #48362 caithnesscrofter
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:16 pm

as the subject says... was in a quite boggy and mossy bit on the croft. thought it looked like a smooth chunk of clear ice.(eh?)..roughly the size of my fist.. I poked it and it was all jiggly! EEEK! what is it?

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Post: #48363 Millymollymandy
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:20 pm

Frogspawn? Jellyfish? :lol: I dunno! Can you take a photo?

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Post: #48365 caithnesscrofter
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:24 pm

i tried to go back w/ a camera but, couldn't find it again. is frog spawn totally clear.. like icy looking clear?

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Post: #48369 caithnesscrofter
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:36 pm

just looked up photos of frogspawn.... don't think so.

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Post: #48370 Millymollymandy
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:37 pm

Yes and no, it is lots of little see through 'eggs' (what do you call them?!) in a clump but each one has a dark dot in the centre. I think they would be found in a pond or ditch though and your jelly stuff sounds like it is on some wet land.

Isn't there some kind of bog fungus that is jelly like?

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Post: #48371 Millymollymandy
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:44 pm

Have a look at these piccies of Jelly Fungi -

http://www.quoditch.org.uk/quoditchfungijelly.html

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Post: #48374 caithnesscrofter
Fri Feb 09, 2007 5:51 pm

thanks for that.. it looks similiar but not the exact same as Exidia Thuretiana on that page... it is likely it is a type of jelly fungus like this. phwweeewww.. :flower:
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:14 pm

YAY - well done M3.
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Post: #48377 Millymollymandy
Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:32 pm

I love Google! :lol:

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Post: #48403 Andy Hamilton
Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:07 am

Came to this post just as the mystery was solved. I havew never come across fungus like that before, cheers for mentioning it. I feel educated now.
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Post: #48558 Dendrobium
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:25 pm

Ahhhhh, this post appart from educating is giving a warm glow (or should that be cold shiver) of nostalga! It reminds me of a bedsit I used to live in that had all these and more! The jellymoulds in the bathrooms were particularly impressive. It was finally condemned, but maybe they should have turned it into a national 'mould park'!

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Post: #48575 Millymollymandy
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:02 am

Bit damp was it then? :lol:

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Post: #48585 Dendrobium
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:40 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Bit damp was it then? :lol:


Not when I was trying to get warm water for a bath (never hot, nothing worked that well!!!) I'm not saying it was a bit of a slum, but I was glad when we had a mice infestation as they ate all the cockroaches - and I'm not joking!


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