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posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 09:15 AM
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Snake eggs? Iguana eggs? Pod people?

Cynthia Patton didn't know what to make of the white, round objects that looked eggs and were resting in her flower pot.

Patton discovered the organic objects Tuesday while gardening in her Bonita Springs yard.

“I was struck by the red color,” she said.

Upon closer examination, Patton saw something that she had never seen before. These small approximately 1-inch-wide objects seemed to be “blooming” a red-substance.

Patton and her husband, John, assumed they were some sort of reptile eggs.

When they observed the objects on Wednesday, one of them had “hatched” into a red, spherical, sponge-like object.

“It looks like a soccer-ball with perfect hexagonal patterns,” Cynthia Patton said of the object that emerged from the shell.

The organic substance was attracting a number of flies and other insects that fed on it. Later that day, the red object withered, until it rested in the flower pot like a deflated baloon.

The following evening, another “egg bloomed.”

Patton speculated that the objects were snake eggs or iguana eggs. But Jonee Miller, a wildlife rehabilitation specialist at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, said the objects were not animal. Miller examined photos sent to her from The Banner.

“Those are not animal eggs, or eggs of any kind,” said Miller, who speculated they were some sort of fungus.

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I have never really seen anything like this. Is there any Fungi experts out their that can possibly ID this strange thing?




posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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Thank you for the information but I have no clue
I wouldnt touch them and would gather them in a plastic bucket w/ a lid.

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posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 09:23 AM
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It could be a Clathrus crispus (yes a fungi)

More info:

www.mushroomexpert.com...

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posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
It could be a Clathrus crispus (yes a fungi)

More info:

www.mushroomexpert.com...

[edit on 27/7/09 by Chadwickus]


I think we have a winner, compare the photos they are identical, the last pic even shows it covered in flies and in the one before that you can see what appears to be the remnants of the white "shell".

I definitely wouldn't want to pick that thing up not knowing what it was!

[edit on 7/27/2009 by JKersteJr]



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 09:42 AM
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grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! upset!!! faster then me


en.wikipedia.org...

i saw them last years in south of france i was thinking it was alien eggs
when my uncle show me what it is


we call it also heart of the witch



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 09:48 AM
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This fungi family are pretty unusual and alien looking.

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posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:44 AM
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Awesome job on the fungi identification!

When I'm trying to identify things that I know little about (like fungi...) I usually search for "pictures of fungi" or "fungi in *insert region here*" until I see a picture of something similar.

But gread job, Chadwickus!



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:48 AM
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Those are indeed very unusual looking, and now that the subject is mushrooms, anyone who hasn't seen Paul Stamets - 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World should check it out, less than 20 mins long and you'll be amazed.

Discussion Thread

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posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 10:49 AM
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Thanks for that information. I had a similar thing in my garden a few years ago. It disgusted me but I did not know what it was until now.

I have pics but for some reason I could not get it to post(photo bucket) and I could not figure out the ATS thingy so I could not post them right now.

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posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 09:50 PM
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To upload a picture to ATS, you have to upload through the ATS Media Site. Once a picture is uploaded in your pictures, you can copy the embed code and paste it into the thread.



posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:59 PM
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i bet they taste like win!



posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 07:24 AM
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Here is one of my pics:



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posted on Jul, 28 2009 @ 07:55 AM
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Nice looking fungi!

...not!





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