Common Tarcrust ?

Common Tarcrust ?

Observation - Common Tarcrust ?. Description: Very black crust eminating from beneath splits and cracks on old fallen logs. Looking at it initially without any aids, it appeared fairly smooth, but with the aid of macro photography it comprises a mass of tiny black round balls. If anyone can ID the fr

Very black crust eminating from beneath splits and cracks on old fallen logs. Looking at it initially without any aids, it appeared fairly smooth, but with the aid of macro photography it comprises a mass of tiny black round balls. If anyone can ID the friendly little bug that crept into shot 3, as an aid to scaling as well, I would be forever grateful.