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Wierd fungus

Observed: 12th February 2011 By: rob pike
wierd fungus?
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Description:

approx 3cm diameter amongst leaf litter under beech, no obvious attachment to substrate. Complete specimens full of mostly clear liquid but with milky residue.

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    a paintball (Sphericus paintiferus)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

I think this is more likely

I think this is more likely to be an insect/slug egg.

Syrphus's picture

Not an insect/slug egg at 3cm

Not an insect/slug egg at 3cm diameter, I think!

It looks more like a fruit to me, but I can't imagine what. Not fungus, though.

Can you get a picture of a complete specimen with any structure that might be an attachment scar?

M.

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flaxton's picture

Oops I read it as 3mm.

Oops I read it as 3mm.

Mark at Magdalen's picture

Probably the remains of a

Probably the remains of a paint ball from a paint ball gun.

Syrphus's picture

Well!! I have never seen

Well!! I have never seen such a thing, but the nice thing about iSpot is that you can learn something new every day!

M.

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anonymous spotter's picture

Good thinking!

Mark_at_Magdalen is almost certainly correct.