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luc

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What are these weird things ?
« on: June 10, 2018, 04:25:14 PM »
Never seen this before , grows on the plastic , not in the soil , inside is a very fine black powder , kinda looks like a nest of some bug maybe ...




and then this one .....


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Re: What are these weird things ?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 04:40:00 PM »
Luc for the first two pics, they look like spider nest with eggs. Have you tried to open one of those?

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Re: What are these weird things ?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 05:01:15 PM »
Looks like some form of fungus with the fine black powder being reproductive spores. Maybe a slime mold?
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Re: What are these weird things ?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 05:05:39 PM »
First two pics are out of focus. Third might be a slime mold.  If so, they're harmless, if not beneficial.  Do they move over time?
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Re: What are these weird things ?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 05:29:47 PM »
These things appeared out of nowhere , 2 days ago when I watered the pots they were not there ....Sorry for the ' out of focus ' I was so nervous I dropped the camera , scared to loose these new very rare jaboticabas . The inside of the first 2 pics was like a dry black dust , didn't see any eggs . I didn't wanna touch the last one with my bare hands ...one never knows ... This started with the first rains .
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Re: What are these weird things ?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 06:46:47 PM »
Dog vomit fungus?
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Re: What are these weird things ?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 07:26:00 PM »
These things appeared out of nowhere , 2 days ago when I watered the pots they were not there ....Sorry for the ' out of focus ' I was so nervous I dropped the camera , scared to loose these new very rare jaboticabas . The inside of the first 2 pics was like a dry black dust , didn't see any eggs . I didn't wanna touch the last one with my bare hands ...one never knows ... This started with the first rains .

Probably slime mold.  :)  Check and see if they're moving and/or changing shape, that'd be a good clue.  They eat microbes and fungus spores.  They're fascinating "animals".
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