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May 12, 2022 20:35:15   #
CindyHouk Loc: Nw MT
 
We went hiking today in the Big Creek drainage in the North Fork area today looking for moose sheds. Didn't find any moose sheds but did find this slimy looking stuff! My first thought was that an animal vomited...that's really what it looked like and it's slimy!

So once we got home I did some research (gotta love google!) and I think I found what it is ...."Dog vomit Slime Mold"...are you kidding me!! Have never heard or seen this stuff in all the years I have been out hiking.

Has anyone else seen or heard of this before?


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This is where we were hiking
This is where we were hiking...
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May 12, 2022 20:50:53   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
I never heard of that stuff so had to Google it. I found an article "How to Grow and Care for Dog Vomit Slime Mold". Whoda thunk it?

I do like the last image a lot better, but thanks fot the education!

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May 12, 2022 21:06:39   #
Ched49 Loc: Pittsburgh, Pa.
 
No i never heard of it...must have been a pretty big dog!

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May 12, 2022 21:16:35   #
CindyHouk Loc: Nw MT
 
Bill_de wrote:
I never heard of that stuff so had to Google it. I found an article "How to Grow and Care for Dog Vomit Slime Mold". Whoda thunk it?

I do like the last image a lot better, but thanks fot the education!

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I know...I was cracking up when I found the name of it! And that last image...by the time we got back down to the bottom and to the truck I had to pull 17 ticks off me that kept trying to hitch a ride!

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May 12, 2022 21:18:04   #
CindyHouk Loc: Nw MT
 
Ched49 wrote:
No i never heard of it...must have been a pretty big dog!


I stepped in the first one....that's why I noticed it...it was slippery...YUK!!

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May 12, 2022 21:18:46   #
Cany143 Loc: SE Utah
 
Personally, I'm still trying to figure out what a 'moose shed' might look like. (And if they're what I imagine, does that mean there are likewise such things as Moose McMansions?)

And who, pray tell, is this "Google" person of which you speak?

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May 12, 2022 21:32:32   #
CindyHouk Loc: Nw MT
 
Cany143 wrote:
Personally, I'm still trying to figure out what a 'moose shed' might look like. (And if they're what I imagine, does that mean there are likewise such things as Moose McMansions?)

And who, pray tell, is this "Google" person of which you speak?


Awww...Cany, I just love your comments! Moose shed = Moose antler no longer on the head of the moose (otherwise I wouldn't be able to touch it!) And Google I can only describe as 1 trillion (or however many people there are on this earth!) no it all's!!

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May 12, 2022 22:04:54   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
I have seen slime mold but not that one, Cindy. I really like the landscape image, too.

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May 12, 2022 22:07:37   #
CindyHouk Loc: Nw MT
 
kpmac wrote:
I have seen slime mold but not that one, Cindy. I really like the landscape image, too.


In all the time I have spent hiking...I have never seen it before. And Thanks...that was taken with my phone...no way was i gonna try and carry my camera up that mountain and down again...

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May 12, 2022 22:08:13   #
Cany143 Loc: SE Utah
 
CindyHouk wrote:
Awww...Cany, I just love your comments! Moose shed = Moose antler no longer on the head of the moose (otherwise I wouldn't be able to touch it!) And Google I can only describe as 1 trillion (or however many people there are on this earth!) no it all's!!


Oh. Now I unnerstand. Seems to be a regional linguistic/semantic difference in word usage between up there in feral Montanistan -vs- here in (ever so much more civilized) Ootahistan. What you call going to look for 'moose sheds' we'd call 'gone horn huntin', or, more properly, just 'hornin around'.

B-b-but, I'm still unclear about something, and it's vexing me still. If there are 'moose sheds' up there in Moosetanistan, are there likewise Moose Ranches? and Moose Bungalows? and Moose Tudors, and Mid-Century Mooses and such? And if any of that is so, were the "greats", the Gaudis or Pellis or --omg!-- the Frank Lloyd Wrights!!!-- moosily moosecentric in their architecture?

There's a trillion guys named Google? Dayumm! Din't no that.

<Rats! EDIT!> Forgot to mention.... good landscape image. Not so sure about the dog puke shots, though, however slick 'n tasty they may be.

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May 13, 2022 06:21:56   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
CindyHouk wrote:
We went hiking today in the Big Creek drainage in the North Fork area today looking for moose sheds. Didn't find any moose sheds but did find this slimy looking stuff! My first thought was that an animal vomited...that's really what it looked like and it's slimy!

So once we got home I did some research (gotta love google!) and I think I found what it is ...."Dog vomit Slime Mold"...are you kidding me!! Have never heard or seen this stuff in all the years I have been out hiking.

Has anyone else seen or heard of this before?
We went hiking today in the Big Creek drainage in ... (show quote)



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May 13, 2022 06:48:58   #
DougS Loc: Central Arkansas
 
Looks like someone spilled their cottage cheese! Interesting texture when zoomed in.
Beautiful location, that last one!

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May 13, 2022 07:14:03   #
mvetrano2 Loc: Commack, NY
 
#3 great picture.

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May 13, 2022 08:13:43   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
Beautiful place to hike!

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May 13, 2022 09:14:21   #
ottercreek Loc: Southwest Ohio
 
I taught plant diversity to upper level college students. This included fungi and slime molds. Each student grew their own pet slime mold, fed it thru its entire life history.
Classes decided it was more educational and more fun than having a pet rock (recall those days?). In Waco, TX a home owner had a huge, circular slime mould growing in the front lawn, thought a flying saucer had landed there! When slime moulds produce spore producing bodies, the structure can have an amazing architecture and symmetry.
Interesting organisms to be sure!

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