‘Any ideas what this is?’

Strange but true

I took her to private Slime Investigations Unit.

A homeowner has left netizens horrified and confused after sharing photos of a terrifying black mass lurking under the floorboards of her friend’s house in Melbourne, Australia.

according to yahoo newsThe woman, named Hannah Sycamore, learned of the sinister-looking sticky substance from a friend, who found it while tearing up the floorboards of her home.

Hoping to blow the creepy cover up, she uploaded the spine-tingling photos to Australian Fungi Group on Facebook With the query, “Do you have any ideas about what this is?”

The accompanying images show the mystery, its dark branches spreading across the ground like a malevolent presence in a Japanese horror film.

Viewers theorized that the black, spiderweb-like mass could be everything from black mold to tree roots.
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Facebook commenters had so many theories about the identity of the fungal fractal, that even hardy Aussies were running for the hills.

“‘nooope’ veins,” one Facebooker quipped.

Others compared the tendrils to the Mind Flayer, the undulating monster from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Some online comedians joked that this is the alien “Venom” from the Marvel movies.

Meanwhile, some mycology enthusiasts said the exudate could be either slime mold, tree roots, or black mold, a virulent fungus linked to a number of health concerns including breathing problems and dementia.

“Not slime mold. Black mold is possible,” posited Adam LaBrock, the “funny guy” at Mushroom Company, an urban fungi farm in New Zealand.

Hannah Sycamore shared the image on behalf of her friend who found the mysterious lump under the floorboards of her home.
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He then speculated that armillaria (the honey fungus), which often grows along tree roots, had spread beyond its host and then infiltrated the habitat.

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“This is probably something you need to get a structural engineer to check,” LaBrock concluded.

Even professional mycologists were puzzled by fungi.

“Without examining the mushroom in person (looking at it microscopically and looking for other fingerprints in the structure) I can’t be 100% sure,” said Dr. Patricia Kaishian, curator of mycology at the New York State Museum in Albany. the post. “But this looks like a fungus called ‘wet rot.’ coneophora putiana, It is also sometimes called “cellar rot” or “kellerschwam” in German.

“That’s my guess, going off of these pictures alone,” she added.

This isn’t the first time a fungal-looking anomaly has reared its head at the bottom.

In March, an Australian town became like the filming location for HBO’s dystopian horror series “The Last of Us” after a mysterious red mass appeared under a fire hydrant – and eventually “climb up the hydrant.”

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