brown, round globs on what looked like a rotting log of beechwood. They measured from 5-9cm in width.
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yes i think theese are cramp balls, however, i think they are usually black in colour, im wondering if these are young ones and they get there black colouration in there later life stage.
Hi, these are certainly Daldinia concentrica or cramp balls. There is confusion if they are called this because they cure or cause cramp. As the previous poster surmised the black colouring comes as the balls are mature.
When dry these make excellent tinder for fire-starting. They should be dried in the open, storing them in boxes or plastic bags causes rotting!
Do remember to take only what you need and never more than 10% of a colony.
Ian of York
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