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Robert Ray
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This weird fungus has been traveling across my greenhouse bed. Here it is on newly planted few day old daikons. Previously it will loose its brilliant yellow color in a day or two, solidify into a cream colored mass that looks like a melted marshmallow and then turn darker brown. at that point I can break it up and the previous plants that it has covered seem to be no worse from it having been there.
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Burra Maluca
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Ooh - that looks like some kind of slime mold. They're amazing things. I studied them once in an OU degree I started. As I remember they are single-celled organisms that decide to club together and function as a a single, multi-cellular organism when it's time to reproduce.

Here's a link to the Wiki page.

And a couple of videos...





 
Robert Ray
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Here it is after 12hrs. Hard crust and a single mass. I can pick it up as one piece and the seedlings underneath are none the worse.
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William James
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From what I read, it's wet+carbon that does it. It pops up on my straw every now ad again. Looks gross, no harm. I pick it up and throw it in the compost.
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Devon Olsen
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thanks for sharing, looks pretty cool and a special thanks fopr sharing those videos, very interesting
 
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