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Postby EmmVeePee » Mon May 30, 2005 10:14 pm

Someone has to know what this thing is!
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Postby MrMistery » Tue May 31, 2005 7:21 pm

Probably a botanist would know what that is. Unfortunately we don't have any of those on the forum. Do we?
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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue May 31, 2005 9:13 pm

It kind of resembles a variation (extreme variation) of an Earth Star fungus
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Postby EmmVeePee » Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:13 am

I'll have to find a Botanist
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Postby b_d_41501 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:07 pm

Any luck with ID'ing this?
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Postby opuntia » Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:01 pm

i think that's a coniferous tree ....i have seen conifers and the young shoots look like the tree in that pic.
does that thing move :?:
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:15 pm

It is a coniferous tree. We were asking what is that thing growing in it :wink:
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Postby EmmVeePee » Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:07 am

No, it doesn't move, and its long dead (The shrivled black carcass is still dangling there... maybe I should eBay it =P)
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Postby opuntia » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:22 am

Could it be something that's not growing on that tree ....may be the wind has thrown that thing over it :?: [just wondering]
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:13 pm

It looks to big to be carried by the wind. But anything is possible.
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Postby EmmVeePee » Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:59 pm

Its definetly growing off of the tree, whether it is a parasite, etc., I don't know. But I watched its entire development until death while it was on the same spot in the tree.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:13 pm

As I suspected, it is too big to be carried by the wind. It is probably a parazite fungus. The wind brought spores to your tree and from there you know what happened. or it could be an alien
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