What is this? Plant? animal? alien species?.***.pic heavy***

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dar, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    My kids just came in and had this "thing" in their hand.. at first I thought the little thing was a snake egg but we cut it open and it it not
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    it appears that the "egg" looking thing is a seed pod for this
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    It grows in a damp area of the yard with these yellow flowers/weeds
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    they are all in this area not just isolated to one area
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    this is what it looks like cut open

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    IT STINKS [​IMG] the red tube is very fragile and cracks when squished with some force but feels rubbery in the hand

    the egg looking thing is firm when we tried to cut it

    and yes we all had rubber gloves on when we were touching it and washed very well when we were done....

    What is this?
    Is it poisonous?

    thanks
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  2. damarisgw

    damarisgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mushroom
    It's called a stinkhorn
    I found one once and googled carrot mushroom thing and this came out lol
     
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  3. damarisgw

    damarisgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    It's a dog....something mushroom. I can't think of the whole name.
     
  5. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    It looks like a mushroom, but I don't know what kind. It probably stinks because it's either poisonous or tastes like YUCK. Do you have a mushroom ID book for your area? Could look it up on the internet as well. I'm pretty sure there's fungus among us in most places this time of the year!
    Just saw the previous answers. So there you have it!
     
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  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    That's kind of cute!

    Looks like they must have named it after they named C. elegans (a worm).
     
  7. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
    Bucks County, PA
    Just gross... [​IMG]
     
  8. AllTheseCreatures

    AllTheseCreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    That's it ........A Dog Stinkhorn!
     
  10. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW you guys are GREAT [​IMG]

    at least i know its not poisonous
     

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