Identify this

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Identify this

Post by bstojanovic » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:21 pm

Hello,

Can somebody tell me precisely what kind of the mould or fungus is this?
I attached several high resolution photo's to this topic.

Here are YouTube video links of this creature:
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbb6QQf6mOM
2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jocP6cy8bkY

It grows behind the door of my basement which we digged in the hill a year ago.
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Re: Identify this

Post by bstojanovic » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:26 pm

Here are some more photo's:
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:05 pm

I'm sorry, you can't identify fungi by how it looks like. It's simply not possible. A very good mycologist might be able to give you maybe a handful of possibilities, but most certainly not make a positive ID. Why do you need to know?
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Post by victor » Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:50 pm

I agree with MrMistery. It's almost impossible for identifying fungi (mold) just based from those photos. Usually mold identification uses Colony and Cellular Morphologies.
Maybe you can make pick a little spore from the mycelia and culture them in a cultue medium (Malt Extract Agar, or Czapeck Dox Agar) for at least 5 days until they grown well. After that, you can identify them by their Colony and Cellular Morphologies.
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