Blue fungi found growing on a piece of old fat ball that had fallen onto the ground from its feeder.
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But I've never heard of it growing on such an unusual substrate
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I seem to live in a part of the country where Cobalt Crust is rife, I find it everywhere, but i've never seen it other than on dying or dead wood. The colour looks right, but?
It is a saprobic crust fungus, meaning that it efficiently breaks down plant materials to their base components (starches to simple sugars, proteins to amino acids, and lipids to fatty acids and glycerol) sounds like an old fat ball would be suitable.
I think we all learned something there. For anyone wishing to learn some more about Cobalt Crust have a look at the following link
Lat/Lng: 51.5, -3.2
OS grid ref: ST2381