An Experiment gone awry? Spore party?

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  1. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    A few weeks ago I released from a 40 year sleep something. It was not as expected as the can contained no packet of seeds. Nothing but dust in the form of dried soil was present in the can. I put the soil in a container of potting mix, watered it and since it was outside I placed a cover over it. Every few days I would check it and was met with silence. Microbes don't scream when they are partying. The container was soon forgotten and life went back to the usual springtime activities.
    Last night there was a heavy rain and as the cover was disturbed at one time, rain sent the contents into flood mode. The soil was saturated and the atmosphere went to 100% humidity. I opened the container today and was greeted with this:
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    I believe this to be the product of a spore. Any guesses??

    Jerry
     
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  3. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    A little closer look. The ??? is about 3/4 inches high. 19 mm for the metric world EGA3_6-25-2018.jpg
    I have no idea what it is but I believe I need to maintain the 100% humidity.

    Jerry
     

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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Jerry, have there been any reported sightings of strange lights/objects in the sky lately?
    I've never seen anything even remotely like that, but I am awaiting other members' opinions.
     
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    LOL ! Well it sure appears to be a fungi of some sort !
     



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    Gosh they look kinda alien don't they? I'm with mart though as I think it's a type of fungi too.
     
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    Life is cool.
     
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    I have seen them before during the wet season here and they usually end up as tiny mushrooms with long stems.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Oh!! That's interesting KK. I guess I will watch for mushrooms. Most mushrooms in this yard just 'appear', usually after a rainstorm. How they start out is a mystery.
    Thank you for the info, I will post more pictures as it evolves.

    Jerry
     

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