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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 2, 2016 12:56 PM CST
I have noticed, for lack of a better term, black thread in some of my trees...it really does look exactly like black thread Shrug! A friend told me that it was from some kind of spider, but didn't know which. I just went to look for maybe getting a picture. We have had pretty good storms lately so naturally I can't find any now. Any ideas who might leave this stuff??
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 2, 2016 5:32 PM CST
Does it hang from the trees, or is it stuck to leaves?

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/scales/black_thread_...

A fungi?

http://sfrc.ufl.edu/urbanforestry/Resources/PDF%20downloads/...
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 3, 2016 10:00 AM CST
It hangs from the trees...doesn't look at all like the pics in the first link. May be a fungus as it is thread like as described in the second link. Will walk out back and see can I find some there...have in the past. I usually see it in the cedar trees by the driveway since that's where I park.
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 3, 2016 11:24 AM CST
Success Hurray! there is quite a bit in the trees out back...some kind of scrub oak. Got a halfway decent outside pic and the rest are inside of what I brought back with me...the last ones of the "thread" that I was able for the most part get off the twigs. Need to put a macro lens on my wish list Whistling
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 3, 2016 11:39 AM CST
It doesn't look like a fungus which I would expect to disintegrate.

Are there horses nearby? Birds building nests use animal hairs to line the nest.
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Apr 3, 2016 12:17 PM CST
horse hair lichen?
http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/117926-Bryoria
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 3, 2016 12:40 PM CST
I didn't know there was such a thing as horse hair lichen! Hilarious!

From what I can find, it likes cooler temperatures, I haven't found any in Florida
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
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gingin
Apr 3, 2016 1:00 PM CST
Janet...yes there are horses and goats nearby as the crow flies so to speak Whistling but this stuff doesn't seem quite thick enough Shrug!

Dirt...horse hair lichen is perhaps a possibility. The link you posted was taking FOREVER to load on my hateful dial-up, so I will go back to it later when it can do it's thing while I do something besides sit here waiting I tip my hat to you.
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