Help! Strange Mold
Peter W Pappas
ppappas at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
Sat Sep 10 09:43:55 EST 1994
In article <sjacobs.270.001432AC at maroon.tc.umn.edu>,
Steve Jacobson <sjacobs at maroon.tc.umn.edu> wrote:
>Could anyone out there help me. If this is the wrong newsgroup, I apoligize.
>My cousin has a strange mold/organism growing throughout her house (on the
>end of Long Island, NY). It started with a leak in a gutter that eventually
>got into the house (the house was cool and humid). It incubated over the
>summer and when the weather became humid, it started breeding rapidly. The
>humidity rapidly built up in the house early in the summer and everything
>became damp. The house never fully dried out.
>The mold starts out with a pinkish color with a round shape (like little
>droplets). The shape then will change to become irregular. The mold then
>starts to grow and get darker (orange or brown). It takes on all kinds of
>shapes, but its favorite is round-like ameoba or protoplasm. The mold grows
>very large and spreads fast. It covers everything, especially porus items,
>like paper, wood, and fabric (also pottery, paint, and wood floors) When the
>mold gets ahold and spreads, it turns darker. Clorox does not seem to kill
>it-it sometimes lightens it a little (maybe one out of 10 cases). There is
>also a version of this mold that is gray or black.
>Does anyone know what this stuff is and HOW TO KILL IT.
>Thanx in advance.
>sjacobs at maroon.tc.umn.edu
SORRY I CAN'T HELP YOU, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD PLOT FOR A MOVIE, OR AT LEAST
Peter W. Pappas, Professor/Chairperson, Department of Zoology,
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 USA
E-mail: pappas.3 at osu.edu; FAX (614)-292-2030,
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