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08-16-2009, 01:36 AM
this photo is from a local pond near me. i see this stuff growing everywhere, on dead wood. i have no clue what it is and would really like to know. can somebody identify it for me, please? thanks

i wasnt sure where to post this thread...

i think the first photo shows the same stuff, just earlier along. i see it all over on dead wood, and it gets id say about basketball sized.

08-16-2009, 01:42 AM
I can't remember the name, those are colonies of an organism I believe is a distant relative to jellyfish

http://www.ask.com/bar?q=freshwater+jelly+globs&page=1&qsrc=0&ab=3&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.westol.com%2F~towhee%2Freptiles .htm

08-16-2009, 02:10 AM
i found it there on your link....bryozoa

thanks a lot. im still not sure exactly what it is. weird stuff

08-16-2009, 02:17 AM
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fs earch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dfrog%2Beggs%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dmcsaoffblock%26fr2%3Dtab-web&w=1008&h=912&imgurl=magickcanoe.com%2Ffrogs%2Ffrog-eggs-15-04-1-large.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmagickcanoe.com%2Fblog%2F2006%2F 04%2F16%2Fwood-frog-eggs-update-1&size=85k&name=frog+eggs+15+04+...&p=frog+eggs&oid=04cce10ebc5c572c&fr2=tab-web&no=3&tt=11027&sigr=11u4tusqk&sigi=11h0acf53&sigb=12tk9qht9
frog eggs for sure.

08-16-2009, 02:21 AM
it isnt frog eggs, though i can see why you would say that. on algenco's link there, if you look under freshwater jellyfish, it is listed as 'bryozoa'

that is it.

here is a link to info about it: