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Levels 069

Observed: 17th January 2013 By: SomersetVC5 Recorder
Botanical Society of Britain and IrelandWild Flower Society
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Levels 069
Description:

30mm long. white rubbery spiral. On the bank of ditch, probably not man made. Could be a fungi any thoughts?

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

D.M.H.'s picture

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/

http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/101544?nav=news_stories

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D.M.H.'s picture

Second picture of other

Second picture of other observations has more info including a link to radio broadcast from one of our Ispot experts Jonathon? I think soz for spelling.

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nightfly's picture

Hi Somerset and Mark,It

Hi Somerset and Mark,

It looks like that is a bit of 'space jelly' on the right ok, on the left is the part of the female frogs innards which is commonly avoided by the predator consuming the frog.

I would love to know exactly what this tube is, it looks like intestine but why would a predator have to purposefully avoid consuming the intestine. I would hazard a guess that the tube is reproductive organ and is avoided for the same reason the ova and what becomes jelly is avoided, could this particular tube be the part of the frog which produces the jelly in which the ova become encased during spawning?

Cathal.