Sharpy
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OMG!! What is this crazy growth??

This stuff appeared on the bricks of by brick raised bed and in the soil of my cedar raised bed OVERNIGHT! I wish my other plants grew this fast!!!

I'm guessing it's a fungus of some sort...My biggest concern is could it be dangerous to my kids, dog or plants?

It has to be something in the compost from our municipal compost pile...

Even stranger...when my son and I left this morning we were surprised to see 8 to 10 small (dime sized top) mushrooms about 2 inches tall growing in a large pot I have a tomatoe plant in...when we arrived back home at 5pm the mushrooms and any sign of them were gone???? nutz:

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applestar
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Dog Vomit Fungus --no kidding. :D. It's actually a slime mold.
There are any number of references on line but I've always liked this one since coming across it a while ago: https://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/06/dog-vomit-slime.html
To answer everyone's most urgent question first, it's utterly harmless to people, pets and plants. In fact, Fuligo septica is edible. Native people in some parts of Mexico gather it and scramble it like eggs. I hear they call this dish "caca de luna,"

Sharpy
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Wow! That is awesome!!! My 9yr old kid is gonna get a kick out of this...it will be the talk of the neighborhood kids!....

Been trying to get him to try new foods but the "caca de luna" is probably a loosing battle...

Thanks you so much for the quick reply, could not have been better news!

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I love it: caca de luna = moon poop, much nicer than dog vomit.
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