[Mycology] Re: Mycology Digest, Vol 68, Issue 1

newmy51 from gmail.com via mycology%40net.bio.net (by newmy51 from gmail.com)
Wed Aug 29 17:48:38 EST 2012


Glen,

I recommend uploading photographs and whatever notes you deem relevant to
MushroomObserver.org.  The community there frequently dabbles in things
mistaken for or posing as fungi.

Best,

-Danny N.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 10:03 AM, <mycology-request from oat.bio.indiana.edu>wrote:

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>    1. Re: Mystery Clear Gel: slime mold or what? (Glenn Johnson)
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> From: sunitahalasz from gmail.com
> To: bionet-mycology from moderators.isc.org
> Cc: glennjo from yahoo.com
> Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 05:36:42 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: [Mycology] Re: Mystery Clear Gel: slime mold or what? (Glenn
> Johnson)
> This is an old thread, but I wonder if you ever found an answer to this
> mystery? We found some of this on first trees at the edge of a large beaver
> wetland in the high peaks wilderness in the Adirondacks (northern NY). It's
> definitely not sap, not a slime mold, not a spittle bug.
>
> Thanks, Sunita
>
> On Monday, November 24, 2008 2:53:52 PM UTC-5, Glenn Johnson wrote:
> > Juliet,
> >
> > Thanks for getting back to me.  There are a few cherry trees (a domestic
> and some wild prunus spp) on the site, but not within 50 meters of where
> the gel was found.  There are ash and cottonwood trees as well, but again
> not directly above where the cars are parked. The material has not been
> found under trees--always out in the open (and not associated with times
> when wind has gusted which might have blown it far rom the trees).
> >
> > The substance is a bit more like Jello that hasn't quite set, as opposed
> to loose bits of material that hold together well. Gooey, and a mess when
> you apply windshield wipers to it, yet not at all resinous.
> >
> > Thanks, Glenn
> >
> > --- On Mon, 11/24/08, J & J <aloe from netrover.com> wrote:
> > From: J & J <aloe from netrover.com>
> > Subject: Mystery Clear Gel: slime mold or what? (Glenn Johnson)
> > To: "Glenn Johnson" <glennjo from yahoo.com>
> > Cc: mycology from net.bio.net
> > Date: Monday, November 24, 2008, 10:47 AM
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >   Do you have cherry trees on your property? Infected cherry sap can have
> >  a gelatinous consistency, surprisingly similar to jelly fungi, and we
>  find
> >  it in fallen lumps like that.
> >
> >   cheers,
> >
> >   Juliet
> >
> >
> >     1. Mystery Clear Gel: slime mold or what? (Glenn Johnson)
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> >
> >
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> >   Message: 1
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> >   Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 19:38:54 -0800 (PST)
> >
> >   From: Glenn Johnson
> >   <glennjo from yahoo.com>
> >
> >
> >   Subject: [Mycology] Mystery Clear Gel: slime mold or what?
> >
> >   To:
> >   "leon from mushroomthejournal.com"
> >
> >   <leon from mushroomthejournal.com>
> >
> >
> >   Cc:
> >   mycology from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
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> >
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> >
> >   Dear Leon and/or Lorelie,
> >
> >   I found your email addresses through the Mushroom Journal and some
> googling,
> >  and thought you may be able to help us.  My family currently lives east
> of
> >  Springfield, Oregon near the small towns of Jasper, McKenzie, and Dexter
> > (all on the west side of the Cascade Mountains).  For years we've been
> occasionally
> >  finding a mysterious clear, gel-like substance, mostly on our
> windshields
> >  but on roads or the ground as well.  It has no smell, no taste(!), and
> domestic
> >  animals are not interested in it.  It has appeared quite suddenly
> (within
> >  15 minutes of a cars return to the house, for example), usually after or
> > during rains.  Observed samples vary widely in size, but usually about a
> 1/4
> > cup which may be in one lump or spread out in quarter-sized bits.  We
> dried
> > a sample once and it shrinks to a rubber-like consistency--yet
> re-constitutes
> >  back to original gel when added to water.
> >
> >   Have you heard of anything like this before?  We have no idea what it
> is,
> >  and are curious if it might be some sort of slime mold....(though one
> mycologist
> >  we asked was stumped..).  Whatever it is, if you can help identify it we
> > would very much appreciate it.
> >
> >   If  you'd like we can send a picture and/or a sample.
> >
> >   Thank you,  Glenn Johnson
> >
> >   glennjo from yahoo.com
> >
> >
> >   Glenn Johnson MS Graduate Assistant
> >
> >   School of Natural Resources
> >
> >   University of Arizona
> >
> >   Tucson, Arizona 85719
> >   glennjo from yahoo.com
> >
> >   glennjo from email.arizona.edu
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