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round orange/not sure if its a fungus
Location: this is on the edge of the flower bed
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round orange/not sure if its a fungus

its orange in color and is round in shape, came up after some heavy rains, rubbery to the touch and when the pod/fungus is popped it has thick orange liquid inside,.


round orange/not sure if its a fungus
Its no longer orange and is now grayish in color



round orange/not sure if its a fungus


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gardengeek
gardengeek
May 24, 2010
Slime Molds aren't as toxic as most fungus, but depending on pesticides, heavy metals or other pollutants, they can be.
I would remove any "attractive" looking fungus or slime molds from the baby's area.
JGLASS
JGLASS
May 24, 2010
I have no idea what effect it would have on any children or pets, I had posted this to find out what it was and to research it myself. Im sorry I wasnt able to help you.


Cheryl

Austin Tx May 23, 2010
I work in a day care and we have the orange round fungus on the playgound. Will this hurt the babies if they put it in their mouth?
JGLASS
JGLASS
May 19, 2010


It doesn't hurt anything as long as it's not covering it. They will go away in a few days usually. Its a fungus slime mold that grows on wood, like bedding mulch, heavy rains causes its growth, do not scrape it ~ it will spread if spores are broken~ it will go away in a few days maybe a week.


Katie Lamb

Nashville, TN May 19, 2010
I have the orange to brown little balls of whatever all over raised bed gardens - is it because of record rains? Do I just scrape it off?
gardengeek
gardengeek
May 17, 2010
It looks like a type of slime mold. It doesn't hurt anything as long as it's not covering it. They will go away in a few days usually.

images.google.com images?q=pink+slime+mold
JGLASS
JGLASS
May 17, 2010
I added the best close up possible, it is now gray in color. How can I get rid of this or is that necessary? Will it harm the plants?

JGLASS
JGLASS
May 17, 2010
I will as soon as I get back home, I appreciate the quick response

gardengeek
gardengeek
May 17, 2010
It's a type of wood fungus. Can you get a closeup?

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