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Found this on my Pier #6952359
08/03/20 07:25 AM
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Eagleye Offline OP
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I have this Alien hanging on one of my pier legs about a foot under water- the size of a football.
Looks like a giant egg sac- nothing I can identify. A quick internet search says it could be : Pectinatella Magnifica ( a form of fresh water coral).

Anyone seen this before? Is it beneficial or should I scrape her off?

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952370
08/03/20 07:48 AM
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Poke it... Go on I dare ya.

Probably unleash the August plague when it explodes and releases the flying sea monkeys.


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Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: elkaholic] #6952379
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Originally Posted by elkaholic
Poke it... Go on I dare ya.

Probably unleash the August plague when it explodes and releases the flying sea monkeys.


Lol.
Eagleye, you didnt happen to plant any mystery seeds from china by any chance? grin
Otherwise 3.5" #5's should do the trick on amphibious primates that hatch.

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952385
08/03/20 08:08 AM
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What's it taste like?

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: corky] #6952388
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Freshwater bryozoan, I have seen a few of those.
Look at askanaturalist.com

Zim

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952398
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Some kind of organism, harmless. Have a ton of that stuff down here in the lakes. We thought it was frog eggs when we were little.

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: elkaholic] #6952413
08/03/20 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by elkaholic
Poke it... Go on I dare ya.

Probably unleash the August plague when it explodes and releases the flying sea monkeys.

grin

I'd show the DNR


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Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952419
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Ever watch the movie "The Blob"?

Moosetrot

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952427
08/03/20 08:51 AM
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Sun rendered it'll be better than fish oil! Or maybe they're covid eggs lol

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952432
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I agree, watch the movies the "Blob" and "The Thing" and then put it in your basement and turn the lights out and forget about it! grin


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Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952441
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I’m getting a lot of “Pier Pressure” from my wife to make it go away

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952456
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I don't know if it is harmful, but surely it is not beneficial. I would get rid of it. If you don't there will probably be more next year.

After looking it up, I guess it does clean the water. I would still remove it.

Last edited by 8117 Steve R; 08/03/20 09:28 AM.

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Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952524
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Originally Posted by Eagleye
I’m getting a lot of “Pier Pressure” from my wife to make it go away

Pun of the Day!
grin


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Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952564
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Is that an alien behind it?

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952569
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Coronaslug!! dont touch it unless you have a mask n gloves!!!

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952572
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Shout " Leftlane" at is and see if it / he reacts. He is probably just hiding there from that rattle snake and will go away eventually


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Scuba1] #6952589
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
Shout " Leftlane" at is and see if it / he reacts. He is probably just hiding there from that rattle snake and will go away eventually

Lmao

Last edited by Turtledale; 08/03/20 12:24 PM.
Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952590
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It’s 2020 what did you expect! Lol I agree poke it!

Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952607
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Originally Posted by Eagleye
I’m getting a lot of “Pier Pressure” from my wife to make it go away

Try the pig castrator on it!!!
Dennis


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Re: Found this on my Pier [Re: Eagleye] #6952611
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Zim nailed it. These colonies are rather common in this area, and are real common in any part of Northern Wisconsin I ever hung out in. I've seen them in the waters around Rhinelander that were 3 feet across. They are nearly always found growing on sticks and etc, like the limbs from trees that have blown over and fallen into the drink. They have that coral looking pattern on the outside, and will be a clear soft-but-solid jelly inside.

P.S. They are a natural and native organism. They are not harmful and there is no need to remove it.

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