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Jun 26, 2015 19:06:04   #
cmc65
 
I have never seen this in the oakwood before and I've lived here for 35yrs. At first I thought it was litter from a passing vehicle but then realized it was growing. There are about a dozen of them. Could it be because of the unstable plutonium the Messenger was warning Martian about?


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Jun 26, 2015 19:17:24   #
lamiaceae (a regular here)
 
cmc65 wrote:
I have never seen this in the oakwood before and I've lived here for 35yrs. At first I thought it was litter from a passing vehicle but then realized it was growing. There are about a dozen of them. Could it be because of the unstable plutonium the Messenger was warning Martian about?


Fungus among us. Cool series.
Jun 26, 2015 21:31:09   #
cmc65
 
lamiaceae wrote:
Fungus among us. Cool series.


thank you for looking Lamiaceae. I really would like to know what this is. So unusual.
Jun 27, 2015 07:36:05   #
dennisallard
 
cmc65 wrote:
thank you for looking Lamiaceae. I really would like to know what this is. So unusual.


Looks like a discarded onion ring.
Jun 27, 2015 08:40:58   #
DragonsLady (a regular here)
 
I typed in "Pictures of Weird Fungi" in the google search engine and found Latticed Stinkhorn (Clathrus ruber)

This mushroom is known as the latticed stinkhorn, the basket stinkhorn, or the red cage. These mushrooms can be found growing in leaf litter, on garden soil, grassy places, or in mulches. Though it isn't clear if it is edible, apparently its smell is enough to deter anyone interested in eating it.

Here's the link, if you're interest:
http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/13-most-bizarre-mushrooms.html
Jun 27, 2015 08:48:08   #
cmc65
 
DragonsLady wrote:
I typed in "Pictures of Weird Fungi" in the google search engine and found Latticed Stinkhorn (Clathrus ruber)

This mushroom is known as the latticed stinkhorn, the basket stinkhorn, or the red cage. These mushrooms can be found growing in leaf litter, on garden soil, grassy places, or in mulches. Though it isn't clear if it is edible, apparently its smell is enough to deter anyone interested in eating it.


Thank you for that effort. I will make sure not to touch it and pray the dog doesn't roll on it, unpleasant thing, but interesting with the three rings. The rings only last 48 hours or so and then wither.
 
Jun 27, 2015 09:20:42   #
Treepusher (a regular here)
 
Can't say with absolute certainty, but Martian does grow one similar to this, called Hemitrichia serpula, the pretzel slime mold. They're most commonly found on the second moon of Rigel IV, in Orion, but one of his specimens (don't ask how he got it) was blown up in one of his early plutonium experiments and spores went everywhere, and as Earth's climate was agreeable to them, they're now seen in many places here at home.
Jun 27, 2015 09:40:43   #
greymule (a regular here)
 
cmc65 wrote:
I have never seen this in the oakwood before and I've lived here for 35yrs. At first I thought it was litter from a passing vehicle but then realized it was growing. There are about a dozen of them. Could it be because of the unstable plutonium the Messenger was warning Martian about?


:thumbup: :thumbup: Bizarre
Jun 27, 2015 09:42:14   #
cmc65
 
Treepusher wrote:
Can't say with absolute certainty, but Martian does grow one similar to this, called Hemitrichia serpula, the pretzel slime mold. They're most commonly found on the second moon of Rigel IV, in Orion, but one of his specimens (don't ask how he got it) was blown up in one of his early plutonium experiments and spores went everywhere, and as Earth's climate was agreeable to them, they're now seen in many places here at home.


I just KNEW it! :-)
Jun 27, 2015 09:45:15   #
FrodoBaggins
 
Nicely captured! I see you already know it is a type of stinkhorn fungus.... However I believe it IS from Martians garden and doubles as a communication satellite.
Jun 27, 2015 09:48:32   #
cmc65
 
FrodoBaggins wrote:
Nicely captured! I see you already know it is a type of stinkhorn fungus.... However I believe it IS from Martians garden and doubles as a communication satellite.


OMG, I just checked and there are more coming up through the leaves AND there's a full moon on the way. We could be in some trouble here.
 
Jun 27, 2015 10:37:17   #
FrodoBaggins
 
cmc65 wrote:
OMG, I just checked and there are more coming up through the leaves AND there's a full moon on the way. We could be in some trouble here.


I'd take care😳
Jun 27, 2015 12:59:28   #
Geezer (a regular here)
 
Interesting mushrooms!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

I'm sure the fertilizer had something to do with those mutations. If those spores ever go airborne, we're all in deep doo-doo..... :?
Jun 27, 2015 13:47:34   #
ebbote (a regular here)
 
Freaky looking, never seen anything like it.
Jun 27, 2015 18:39:06   #
woodweasel (a regular here)
 
Thankyou for a serious comment about a concern that puzzled me as well. 👍 Appreciate
 
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