Identification: Help!!! ID this monster!!!

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by gohard202, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. gohard202

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    Can somebody tell me what this is. It is popping up in my mulch. I thought it was a fungus. It has a slimy inside. How do I get rid of it?
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Probably a slime mould (Myxomycota). They are harmless, just converting the mulch into plant nutrients for you.

    Unless it is the neighbour's cat doing its dumping . . .
     
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    Thanks for the reply....if that what it is how do I get rid of it because it has scared my wife and I have to go play around with it (try to move it) for her to work in the garden.
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Also see this thread stickied at the top of this forum with a link to a page of info.
     

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