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black goo blob on stump

 
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I'm guessing that this is a fungus?

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gosh, we should start a thread with cool fungus pics! they have to be some of the most bizarre and beautiful wild things, and such incredible variety!

 
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Agree with leah, some hell of a picture, nearly worse than her pink fungi. agri rose macaskie.
 
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well inkycaps do that when they ripen..they melt into a gob of black inky crud
 
                    
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What kind of stump? Chaga is an interesting medicinal fungi species that grows mostly on weak or dead birch trees - it is a black gooey mess somewhat like what you show. Chaga was also important for to early fire monkeys as it makes a good tinder.
 
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