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    Transparent fungi, mold or puke, any ideas?

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    I found these lumps of jelly in the paddock and wondered if anyone can identify them.

    Presumably fungi or mold, though as they were just beside the sicked-up skeletal remains of a toad I thought they were puke at first. Then I noticed that some were under the plant cover so they seem to have come up from the ground rather than down.

    I have sent the images off to a fungi friend for identification but wondered if anyone had seen it before. A search on here showed up the dog vomit slime mold version but that was yellow not transparent.

    Alan

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    Have seen the same before and equally baffled. Doesnt look like slime mold or eggs.

    Any deer in your patch with a heavy cold?
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JockStalk View Post
    Have seen the same before and equally baffled. Doesnt look like slime mold or eggs.

    Any deer in your patch with a heavy cold?
    Roe snot? Funnily enough it is within inches of the spot that I dropped a four pointer earlier in the year....

    But it does look like it is coming upwards, if you zoom in to the last image you can see that the dew is still on the grass above it.

    Alan

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    Did you bury the gralloch there? Just wondering if its bacterial.
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    Its a jelly fungus possibly Tremella fuciformis with Ophiostoma epigloeum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JockStalk View Post
    Did you bury the gralloch there? Just wondering if its bacterial.
    No I dragged the carcass out of the hay crop and gralloched it on the short grass of the yard, gralloch disposed of elsewhere. There would have only been a spatter of blood and bits left on the spot.

    Alan
    Last edited by Alantoo; 17-10-2014 at 13:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deer man View Post
    Its a jelly fungus possibly Tremella fuciformis with Ophiostoma epigloeum.
    Well done, thank you. I did a search on those and although most of the images had more distinct ribbon like forms there were some which looked almost identical to my shapeless blobs of silicone sealant!

    The paddock was very wet this morning, squelchy in places even, which would be in accord with the description of the fungus swelling up and becoming gelatinous when rehydrated.

    Thank you again.

    Alan

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    No. Its not that. Given that it is next to a Frog skeleton it should be a massive clue. This is the result of a crow, or a heron eating a frog. They regurgitate the spawn and in this case the skeleton because they can't digest it.

    Also those fungi are associated with rotting wood.
    Last edited by jubnut; 17-10-2014 at 14:19.

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    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jubnut View Post
    No. Its not that. Given that it is next to a Frog skeleton it should be a massive clue. This is the result of a crow, or a heron eating a frog. They regurgitate the spawn and in this case the skeleton because they can't digest it.

    Also those fungi are associated with rotting wood.
    Don't think it would be spawn at this time of year, I've seen that before and is clearly identifiable as spawn. However I've seen these jelly blobs as pictured by the op and would go along the lines of fungal. Think the toad corpse is just a coincidence
    Wingy

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