What in the hell are these?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kaskov, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Kaskov

    Kaskov LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    I ripped them out all along the edge of the lawn on one of my accounts. I don't know if it's insect eggs or some type of fungus. One of them appeared to have a little hole in it.
    This same lawn had problems in June with some type of insect tunneling making slight bumps in the lawn, (No it's not a gopher).

    I'm just embarressed because it was the first time that I did not know the answer of what these things are.

    Anyone have a clue?

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  2. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 384

    Looks like fungus (to me) Are they powedery brown inside?

    As for the tunnels, could they be mole crickets?
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  3. mak2

    mak2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Did you ever see Invasion of the Body Snatchers? That is what that is.:laugh:
     
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,465

    Those are seed pods from another planet and they're going to replicate all customers so they can only say yes to the highest price you give them!:clapping:


    PS How big is this thing?
     
  5. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    looks like a mushroom.
     
  6. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    They look like mushrooms to me!!
     
  7. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Mushrooms we could ask willie.
     
  8. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 688

    Have you ever seen a mole cricket in ny?????
     
  9. lawnrich

    lawnrich LawnSite Member
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    where are you located at i saw one this year close to a wall thought it was a funny mushromom i dont treat the yard so i didnt care what it was im in omaha ne and i just saw it 2 weks ago still there but hasnt spread
     
  10. WildWest

    WildWest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 384

    I've never even BEEN to N.Y., but I got this off of a bug site..

    "The northern mole cricket is found in the eastern and central states, from Nebraska to Texas, and from Ontario (Canada) to Florida. This species is seldom, if ever, a pest in the continental USA though it sometimes is found in turf."

    I'm just taking a shot in the dark.:dizzy:
     

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