Gel from the fountain

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leonardturner
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Gel from the fountain

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Draining a small outdoor fountain, I saved some of the water to examine, but then forgot about it for several days. When I got back to it, the water had become a highly viscous clear gelatinoid substance. The few organisms remaining are shown in the second picture. What do I have here?

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Fungi.
I do not know which

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Could this be a mucopolysaccharide elaborated by the organism?

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I have no idea. Perhaps some partner who knows the topic helps us

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Fungi

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Definitely fungi. The dark clusters are spores.
Michael Reese Much FRMS EMS Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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