Unidentified eggs (millions of them!) any ideas?

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Post: # 98379Post PeterNZ »

What about Toads?

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Post: # 98383Post Millymollymandy »

As far as I know toads lay their eggs in water, and their spawn is a long string shape unlike frog spawn which is laid in a clump.

I have no idea what the 'eggs' are but I hope you will keep us informed when they turn (mutate) into something else! :lol:

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Post: # 98388Post grahoom »

yup,i am really interested in knowing what these turn into! keep us informed.
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Post: # 98393Post JustinFun »

grahoom wrote:yup,i am really interested in knowing what these turn into! keep us informed.
I certainly will.

Thanks to everyone who's had a look at these, particularly MKG for putting my mind (slightly) at rest that I'm not going to get over-run by a few million slugs or snails!

Hopefully whatever it is won't be partial to spuds or onions...

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Post: # 98399Post MINESAPINT »

I have narrowed it down to just 3 possibilities.

It's either animal, vegetable or mineral.

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Post: # 98432Post MKG »

I've been looking into slime moulds and jelly fungi a bit more deeply. It may be that the identification of your mystery "stuff" is because surprisingly little is known about the immature stages of those things. Save those photos - you may be onto a scientific breakthrough!

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Post: # 98541Post snapdragon »

does look more like spores than eggs to me
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Post: # 101930Post MKG »

Anything new?

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Post: # 102623Post AXJ »

JustinFun wrote:Well, I went back out this evening, and found some more in my prospective potato bed! If these are a nasty I think I'm going to have to move... :(

Anyway, here's some pictures. To give you an idea of the size of these things, the dead stems you can see are grass stems:

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If these embedded images don't work, here's a link (and can you please tell me if they don't work - not sure if it's possible to directly link to picassa):

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/justin.fun/Eggs

So... any ideas?
chances are picasa has an anti leech setting so that the images on their server can't be viewed on other websites, only a guess.

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Post: # 102701Post JustinFun »

MKG wrote:Anything new?
Not last time I looked - I'll have another check tonight and let you know.

Is the forum meant to be this pink now, or is it just me?

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Post: # 102716Post MKG »

Hmmm - top and bottom are a deal greener, but pink I don't see.

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Post: # 102836Post Millymollymandy »

There's a current thread about forum changes somewhere - can't remember what it's called, sorry. Nobody has complained of any pink though!!! :shock: :lol:

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Post: # 102848Post JustinFun »

Millymollymandy wrote:There's a current thread about forum changes somewhere - can't remember what it's called, sorry. Nobody has complained of any pink though!!! :shock: :lol:
It was like a tiled pink pattern as the background, and the posts were coming in striped - alternately green and pink. Not the most beautiful sight. Must have been a glitch on my browser.

Anyway, the 'eggs' still look exactly the same, which makes me think even more that they can't be insect eggs - correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming insect eggs would tend to have a fairly short gestation period?

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Post: # 102851Post MKG »

Yep - they would certainly have changed form, so eggs are off the menu.

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Post: # 102882Post JustinFun »

If anyone is particularly interested in my mysterious substance, PM me your address and I'll pop some in the post to you - I'd happily pay the cost of a stamp for another opinion!

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