Identification: Alien eggs growing in my garden

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by emmysemionovas, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. emmysemionovas

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    these things began as small white mushroom like eggs but have become larger in the last week or so, i didnt think much of them untill i touched one when i was digging. Tt split in half and the stuff inside began to grow it was the size of a tennis ball and it began to grow very quickly and within a minute it was in a web like ball the size of a soccer ball, with black mucus running of it. i coulding belive it. please help
     

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    Good to see another Aussie on here!!
    That looks wierd, I have never seen that before??

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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Thank you emmysemionovas for posting those amazing pics.Well done tipularia. I learn something new all the time here!
     
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    hi im emmy's brother just wandering if the Clathrus cibarius are bad for my garden and are they poisonous
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Harmless, and helpful in breaking down compost into plant nutrients. I'd not advise eating it, though.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, very cool photographs!
     

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