Subject: Bright pink eggs?
Location: KwaZulu-Natal
February 16, 2017 5:35 pm
Can the small bright pink bubbles be an egg of some kind. They appeared in my garden overnight. They were found above the soil. They appear to have areflectors tough but soft exterior with bright pink liquid centre. Comparable to a paintball bullet but small in size.
Signature: Jolene

Slime Mold

Hi Jolene,
In our opinion, this looks like fungus and not eggs.  We found this similar FlickR image and a link to this Slime Mold posting on the Field Guide to the Fungi of New England.  This FlickR image identifies the Slime Mold as
Lycogales epidendrum.  Based on iSpot, this Slime Mold, also called Pink Bubblegum Fungus, is found in South Africa.

Thank you so much for your help and clarification.
What an excellent response time and service.

Location: KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

4 Responses to Pink Bubblegum Fungus from KwaZulu-Natal

  1. Megan says:

    Yes but is it dangerous? What if it appears in a potted plant?

  2. Reina Garcia says:

    My daughter ate the pink bubblegum fungus thinking it was something else. I eould like to know if that fungus it is toxic or dangerous.

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