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MYSTERY FUNGUS!

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My garden is full of weird fungus.

Previously I've had stinkhorns, some other kind of horrible thing that looks like rotting weiners (probably a different stinkhorn), and now these things which look like jelly filled tarts.

except fungus.

I have no idea what they are.

This is yet another kind of fungus I had never seen before in my garden. apparently I am skilled at growing unidentifiable fungoid horrors without trying. YEAH!

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trikotomy
Aug. 24th, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
If they were growing out of a tree, I might suggest they are chicken-of-the-woods. But that's only because I'm eager to believe everything is that since hearing about it. Maybe it's something else of-the-woods? Pork? Long pork? Lobster? Haggis? The only way to know for sure is to sample it out to strangers and see what happens to them they think. For science.
fenris_lorsrai
Aug. 24th, 2013 04:06 am (UTC)
oooh, The Sneeze.

This is Lovecrafticut, so I'm going for Fungi of Yuggoth until positively identified as something else.*

Slime mold actually has tastier sounding names. Wolf's Milk, Tapioca SLime, Chocolate Tube Slime. none of which are edible, but Dog's Vomit slime mold is allegedly edible. But it really does look like a dog hurled all over the yard.

(*the shape seems to indicate its some type of shelf fungus but that's about as useful as saying its a mammal.)

trikotomy
Aug. 25th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
"Native people in some parts of Mexico gather it and scramble it like eggs. I hear they call this dish "caca de luna," which I will let you translate for yourself, and which is an even more entertaining name than dog vomit slime mold." -The Chicago Tribune
Allegedly, slime molds took over Dallas, Texas in 1973, causing residents to believe they were being invaded by cosmic horrors from space. They tried dispersing it with fire hoses - wrong move. I guess slime molds aren't even fungi, but the result of swarming masses of shoggoths amoebas. Delicious amoebas.
fenris_lorsrai
Aug. 25th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
a lot of the reports of "star jelly" is probably just slime mold.

...which can solve mazes. despite not having a brain.

SLIME MOLD TO RULE US ALL.
trikotomy
Aug. 25th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
They're already doing our urban planning for us.
"What could human engineers possibly learn from the lowly slime mold? Reliable, cost-efficient network construction, apparently: a recent experiment suggests that Physarum polycephalum, a gelatinous fungus-like mold, might actually lead the way to improved technological systems, such as more robust computer and mobile communication networks."
"[Shoggoths] were originally intended for underwater construction, where their ability to shape their bodies as needed would make them perfect living construction machinery. Initially mindless, the shoggoths mutated through the aeons and grew minds and became periodically rebellious. Eventually, they overthrew the Elder Things and killed them, and built their own cities."
IT BEGINS.
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