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Old 02-03-2015, 09:52 PM
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Strange jelly like balls in bark----please help identify!

Prepping for fresh bark today and noticed these strange jelly balls everywhere. Never seen them before. Some are green some are brown/black. They are small, about the size of a bb. The area was pretty shady and also had moss growing in bark. The jelly balls seem to be on the surface and not really attached to the ground in any way, almost like they were placed there but there's Thousands of them! Pretty sure it was in the garden bed only and not in the grass at all. Anyone know what they are and how to deal with them?

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Old 02-03-2015, 10:24 PM
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Could it by water absorbant hydrogel crystals?
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:43 AM
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Not sure what kind of crystal would do that or how they got there or who put them there.........but anything a possible. I was thinking more like a fungus or microorganism.
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:26 AM
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Could it be nostoc algae? I have a yard that gets it. Its jelly like.
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Not sure what kind of crystal would do that or how they got there or who put them there.........but anything a possible. I was thinking more like a fungus or microorganism.
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I've seen that before too but on the actual tree. Never in the bark piles before.

I've never known what it was.
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:02 AM
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Inzane---i googled it and it IS some type of nostoc algae. Thank you. I do have pictures but don't know how to post pics yet I this site and don't have time. Thanks again
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