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Eggs and jelly

Observed: 20th October 2013 By: womble
oct13 041

Have seen this before on farmland but not sure what it is?


No identification made yet.

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womble's picture

identification suggestions welcome!

My husband is a farmer and has come across jelly and eggs like this a couple of times on our fields. Wondering if it has been dropped by a gull?

GrizzledBadger's picture

Looks like some thing has

Looks like some thing has been dining on amphibian. Frog or Toad ova!?!


womble's picture

Thank you! We had wondered if

Thank you! We had wondered if that was what it was! Just a bit strange to come across it with no other remains!

GrizzledBadger's picture

Mark it up as mammal & you

Mark it up as mammal & you should pick-up other links & I.D.s


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I'm pretty sure it's a fungus. If it was on wood I would suspect Exidia nucleata (Crystal brain), which it certainly resembles. But as it is on grass, a slime-mould is more likely. The black 'berries' with it also suggest a slime mould as their reproductive stage is often quite different.

Or it's a fox that has been eating frogspawn with blackberries to follow.

Bob Ford