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eggs? No. Fungus!

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Offline lucy

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« on: August 01, 2010, 23:21 PM »
At first I thought it was some fungi, as it was on the side of a fallen log.  But it's made up of small white grains, each about a milimetre wide.  The whole patch is about 4-5 cm across.
Could they be eggs?  Whatever they are, they are in a very exposed place.

The log is positioned right on the edge of water - the small Vallvidrera reservoir in Collserola.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2010, 20:20 PM by lucy »

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 12:34 PM »
I've seen these kind of things a few times and they're definitely fungal. What species I don't know, but it's the fruiting body of a fungi that has grown throughout the tree. As you rightly point out they're far too exposed to be insect eggs - they'd be scoffed in a matter of minutes.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 20:19 PM »
Thanks for that, S-M.  The post will have to be moved to its rightful category.  The forms of fungi seem to be infinite.

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 11:26 AM »
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