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mold, fungi, what on earth is this??

 
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Anyone know what this is?


 
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I don't know but my guess is that it is not one of the higher fungi-mushrooms, but rather one of the "lower" fungi.
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No clue what it is, but I know I'd have a scraper out getting it removed lol
 
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Meruliopsis? Or a closely related genus in Phanerochaetaceae?
 
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after I scrape it off could I fry it up with a little bacon?

Thanks for the replies, I've searched hundreds of photos but nothing yet quite matches up.
Eradication is now the goal. Would something like Neem Oil be worth a try or perhaps something formulated ?
 
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Looks like a slime mold of some sort. Most of them only show up for a few days before going back "underground". Given where it's coming from, I'd say you're best just to leave it alone. I don't think you can kill it. It's living within that wood and the surrounding ground. Likely, the entire wooden structure is colonized with the fungal mass and getting anything safe to penetrate it will be tough. That being said... it's gonna eat that wood eventually. It's also living in the surrounding ground which is hard to control too. For what it's worth, it's a rather nice looking specimen. Good luck
 
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we get a orange one that grows on spruce boards up here. is kinda cool looking!
 
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