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?mould or bacteria

Observed: 5th February 2012 By: bherd

amazingly purple shiny top to an open pot of cream which got hidden at back of fridge for 4-6 weeks. No particular smell. Never seen it before (but don't often leave cream that long.......)
colour in photo not perfect, just slightly redder in reality


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Anything this brightly coloured is much more likely to be a mould than a bacteria, which are mostly colourless, white or yellow. Even so, bright purple is unusual even for a mould. It couldn't be pigment diffusing from the container could it?

Bob Ford