Vertical white gelatinous tube in watery surround

Vertical white gelatinous tube in watery surround

Observation - Vertical white gelatinous tube in watery surround - UK and Ireland. Description: Lots of these 3to4 mm high by 3 mm diameter tubes appeared yesterday all over ((say 2 to 5 per sq decimetre) the ground - on driveway and under extensive canopied area. They were enclosed in a bubble of clear liquid which gradually seeped out wetting th

Lots of these 3to4 mm high by 3 mm diameter tubes appeared yesterday all over ((say 2 to 5 per sq decimetre) the ground - on driveway and under extensive canopied area. They were enclosed in a bubble of clear liquid which gradually seeped out wetting their surroundings with a spread of about 50mm diameter. As they dried out they have left a scattering of powdery pure white chalky little patches and a wet-looking stain (maybe oily?). My picture shows one from under the canopy, not yet quite dry.