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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Unfortunately this was the best I could do; it was incredibly tiny. I think it was about 1 cm in length. Upper Peninsula of Michigan on some moss at the base of a mature white pine tree. Hopefully that information helps; I know some fungi and molds can be quite particular.

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

Nice shot.

No idea about this stuff, hopefully someone knows. Will take a guess on some sort of slime mould.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

Where's that slime mould specialist when you need them?

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

Embarrassing if so. But I'm not aware of any nearby food sources that would give them purple droppings. We also have a bird feeder in our yard and all the droppings on it are the normal color.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

I’m not an expert so definitely take my comment at face value.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

You sure it's not a piece of used chewing gum?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 9 months ago

Pretty sure it's not. This is an area that few people have easy access to and no one here chews gum.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 9 months ago

I have no clue what it is but I dig the color. All I see around my house are brown and shades of brownish.

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