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Old 11-12-2005, 03:58 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Hello,

I have these things in my yard that look like brown buff balls (almost like
large mushrooms). Last year when I had these I accidentally popped one and
they let out a lot of black/brown dust. I can take pictures if necessary,
but I figured someone might know exactly what these are. Any idea? They're
isolated in one area -- same as last year.

Thanks!
Mike


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Old 12-12-2005, 02:28 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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"Mike" wrote in message
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Hello,

I have these things in my yard that look like brown buff balls (almost
like large mushrooms). Last year when I had these I accidentally popped
one and they let out a lot of black/brown dust. I can take pictures if
necessary, but I figured someone might know exactly what these are. Any
idea? They're isolated in one area -- same as last year.

Thanks!
Mike


Those are little dioxin balls. Don't pop 'em unless you have a hazmat suit
on.


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Old 12-12-2005, 07:01 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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I can't find much information on "dioxin balls," but obviously dioxin should
be a concern.

You said they were little, but in actuality there's not small. Probably 4-5"
in diameter at the top. How do these things grow? Is there something wrong
with my lawn? I'd be interested in knowing more if you can point me in the
right direction.

Thanks for the help!

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"Mike" wrote in message
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Hello,

I have these things in my yard that look like brown buff balls (almost
like large mushrooms). Last year when I had these I accidentally popped
one and they let out a lot of black/brown dust. I can take pictures if
necessary, but I figured someone might know exactly what these are. Any
idea? They're isolated in one area -- same as last year.

Thanks!
Mike


Those are little dioxin balls. Don't pop 'em unless you have a hazmat
suit on.



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Old 12-12-2005, 07:30 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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I uploaded pictures that I just took a few minutes ago. Are these definitely
dioxin balls? I appreciate the help.

http://img365.imageshack.us/my.php?i...00062725hh.jpg
http://img365.imageshack.us/my.php?i...00062827ez.jpg
http://img365.imageshack.us/my.php?i...00062920ft.jpg

Thanks.



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"Mike" wrote in message
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Hello,

I have these things in my yard that look like brown buff balls (almost
like large mushrooms). Last year when I had these I accidentally popped
one and they let out a lot of black/brown dust. I can take pictures if
necessary, but I figured someone might know exactly what these are. Any
idea? They're isolated in one area -- same as last year.

Thanks!
Mike


Those are little dioxin balls. Don't pop 'em unless you have a hazmat
suit on.



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Old 12-12-2005, 10:19 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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In article , Mike
wrote:

I uploaded pictures that I just took a few minutes ago. Are these definitely
dioxin balls? I appreciate the help.



Ocsar_Lives is yanking your chain. There ain't no such thing.

That said, I'm guessing a fungus/puff ball of some kind, but I've never
seen one like it before.

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Old 12-12-2005, 10:41 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Thanks, Dave...

Oscar_Lives: jackass


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In article , Mike
wrote:

I uploaded pictures that I just took a few minutes ago. Are these
definitely
dioxin balls? I appreciate the help.



Ocsar_Lives is yanking your chain. There ain't no such thing.

That said, I'm guessing a fungus/puff ball of some kind, but I've never
seen one like it before.

--
Life. Nature's way of keeping meat fresh. -- Dr. Who



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Old 12-12-2005, 11:29 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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In article , Mike
wrote:

Thanks, Dave...


Do you have a university or college nearby? There may be someone there
who can ID it for you.

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is a member. The civilian does not. Robert A. Heinlein
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Old 13-12-2005, 12:42 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Yes, actually I do. That's a good idea.. bet they'd enjoy doing an
experiment on it. I'll inquire.

Thanks again!

"Dave Balderstone" wrote in message
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In article , Mike
wrote:

Thanks, Dave...


Do you have a university or college nearby? There may be someone there
who can ID it for you.

--
The moral difference between a soldier and a civilian is that the soldier
accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the body politic of
which he
is a member. The civilian does not. Robert A. Heinlein



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Old 13-12-2005, 02:09 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Mike

When I was a kid we called them puffballs.

http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Mus.../Puffball.html

Down the page there are examples of different types of puffballs

Ken


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Old 14-12-2005, 01:44 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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In article ,
Crazyaboutgreys wrote:

When I was a kid we called them puffballs.

http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Mus.../Puffball.html

Down the page there are examples of different types of puffballs


Neat site!

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Old 17-12-2005, 12:02 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Weird. So is that what this is?

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Mike

When I was a kid we called them puffballs.

http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Mus.../Puffball.html

Down the page there are examples of different types of puffballs

Ken



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Old 18-12-2005, 02:21 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Mike, Are the balls hollow inside... like some sort of bag?




"Mike" wrote in message
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Hello,

I have these things in my yard that look like brown buff balls (almost
like large mushrooms). Last year when I had these I accidentally popped
one and they let out a lot of black/brown dust. I can take pictures if
necessary, but I figured someone might know exactly what these are. Any
idea? They're isolated in one area -- same as last year.

Thanks!
Mike




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Old 20-12-2005, 06:00 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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I uploaded pictures that I just took a few minutes ago.

It's a fungus. Get some fungicide from your local garden center. Print a
picture and take the remains of one of them (in a clear plastic bag) and let
them suggest what to use. I'd venture any regular fungicide would take care
of them.


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Old 21-12-2005, 12:59 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Cool. Thanks for the tip.

"wkearney99" wrote in message
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I uploaded pictures that I just took a few minutes ago.


It's a fungus. Get some fungicide from your local garden center. Print a
picture and take the remains of one of them (in a clear plastic bag) and
let
them suggest what to use. I'd venture any regular fungicide would take
care
of them.




 




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