Identification: tubular, orange fungii, with smelly brown slime

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by gordonbaker, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. gordonbaker

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    I put down wood chips in my garden for the 4th straight year. unfortunately this year they are growing this particular fungus and it is driving my wife and I crazy as well as destroying our olfactory senses.
    Has anyone had any success treating this organism? If so,..
    Where can we get a a product? Remember, we live in Canada and most sprays can be consumed by humans with little or no effect!!
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

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

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    I haven't got a picture of it to post.
     
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    The stinkhorn is it! What can I do to get rid of them?
     
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    Well, they're a fungus so a fungicide might work. Perhaps ask at a garden center? You can dig up the eggs and any mycelium laced mulch to prevent further stinkage. This is all just off the top of my head...

    A quick search brings up this gardening thread on stinkhorns: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/north/msg0819312914442.html

    Good luck!
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I believe cosmetic pesticides, which includes fungicides, are banned in the Province of Ontario.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for their help. I now know it is called a stinkhorn and that there are no available fungicides that I can use. I do have some steps to follow to help eradicate the things.
     
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    Hello to all, ok now that I know I have "Stinkhorn" in my garden, can anyone tell me how to get rid of it? The flies are horrible and are worse then the strange orange spikes in the garden! Please help! :)
     

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