Identification: Silly question

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  1. David Tang

    David Tang Active Member

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    On the side of the trail, found this glimmering white stuff.
    At first I thought it is some sort of fungus with white mycelium.
    After shooting for a while, I proceeded to touch, and the parts
    I touch disintegrated. Could this simply be FROST. But this is
    the first time I come across frost formation in such shape !
    Sorry to post something which may be entirely unrelated to
    the forum topics !
     

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  2. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It took me a while to come up with the right words, but "ice hairs" finally did it, though I think the term often used is "ice flowers". @Frog posted a link to an article on them three years ago:
    Fungus shapes hair ice – Researchers identify fungus responsible for peculiar ice filaments that grow on dead wood. There are photos at the bottom - yours are just as good. Here's another from someone I follow on Flickr, with several more names for it:
    Hair Ice Formed on Dead Red Alder Branch on Olympic Peninsula

    So you win on this one anyway - even though it's ice, it's a fungus that's responsible.
     
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    My, my !
    You make my day, or rather night in the last hour of the day !
    Sooooo, my suspicion comes true, though not mycelium, but
    still has something to do with fungi.
    Timing and temperature worked in my favour !
    Must buy 649 tomorrow !
     

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