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Gillyscot
Mar 5, 2017 5:26 AM CST
Found a pot with these jelly balls and am curious to know if it is a mold or fungus and even poisonous! I would be grateful for any advice.

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Mar 5, 2017 6:36 AM CST
They look like hydrogel beads. Sold as tiny bits that expand to a much larger size when they absorb water.

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woofie
Mar 5, 2017 9:17 AM CST
That was my first thought, too. But I didn't know they came in colors!
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Name: greene
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greene
Mar 5, 2017 9:29 AM CST
There is such a thing a a purlple jelly like substance, see this link:
http://www.messiah.edu/oakes/f...

But I believe yours are too perfectly round and must be the Hydrogel balls. They come in lots of pretty colors.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Mar 6, 2017 8:57 AM CST
Yes, I have gotten them in several colors. The pics at the link I put show many colors. I'm not using mine in regard to plants, but have filled a couple decanters with lids with them, and they're just decorative and cool. The real fun is when you first get them, watching them plump-up. The kid in me now wants to get more to watch that again...!
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 6, 2017 11:05 AM CST
Yup, those are gel beads..I love their different colors too. Just be careful you do not accidentally throw some in your drain.
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purpleinopp
Mar 6, 2017 3:22 PM CST
Tarev, oh jeez! did that happen?
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tarev
Mar 6, 2017 3:24 PM CST
Thankfully, no, it was caught in time by the paper towel I have put on top of the drain hole, but it is easy to overlook especially when cleaning up some containers that have it, it would have shrunken so small.
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Weedwhacker
Mar 6, 2017 5:02 PM CST
That sounds like really good advice, Tarev!

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