Fungus?

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    We have not seen this before. Now is it a fungus? It is a "jelly" like substance growing on broken off tree branches, loads of it around. :Smile:
     

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    looks very similar to jews ear fungus, which is edible but google it yourself to make sure.
     
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    Lynda says it is essential flavouring to be used in conjunction with horse meat
     
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    Ken what does it taste like
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    You lot are as much use as a catflap in a submarine.(exception of Roger)

    No way am I eating that pffft.

    Alan please thank Lynda for her helpful reply but we think we will "pass". :Smile:
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Nope not Jews Ear Roger.
    It is bright orange and is a jelly like substance. Possibly not a fungus on reflection. Perhaps some kind of insect eggs? :Doh:
     
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    Looks like Yellow Brain Fungus - Tremella mesenterica

    Often very distinctive, appearing as it does in winter, usually Dec-march. Fruit bodies are bright orange-yellow and jelly-like, forming convoluted, brain-like masses on dead twigs of deciduous trees.
     
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    Now Lynda has gone all clever and got the fungus book out, its not 100% definable but its 99% Yellow Brain Fungus (tremella mesenterica )

    It will not kill you but its better left in situ
     
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    Couple of possibilities for you-Tremella mesenterica,Yellow Brain fungus or Dacryomyces stillatus,Orange jelly.
    Most probably the Yellow Brain fungus as Orange Jelly is specific to conifer woods and at higher altitude.

    Mike-well,carolyn actually :BigGrin:
     
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    It had better be good. I've just shot the horse.
     
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    you are all wrong, what you have there is the very rare CUSTARDIOMYPUD, And is worth £10 an ounce. :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :thumb:
     
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    No homer eating a branch :Blush::Doh:
     
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    No use to Ken then :Rofl1:.

    OOps I forgot. :Blush:

    Graham you're needed already:Rofl1:
     

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