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Ant 24-11-2018 01:28 AM

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles of leavesand needles?
 
http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.
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azigni 24-11-2018 07:41 AM

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles ofleaves and needles?
 
On 11/23/18 6:28 PM, Ant wrote:
http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.

Fungus among us....or perhaps bacteria

David E. Ross[_2_] 24-11-2018 04:21 PM

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles ofleaves and needles?
 
On 11/23/2018 5:28 PM, Ant wrote:
http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.

Were you near the Woolsey fire? If so, that could be Phos-Chek that had
been dropped as a fire retardant. The rain would have rinsed it off the
foliage in your garden.

If it is indeed Phos-Chek, relax. As it breaks down, it becomes
fertilizer.

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stop the carnage. Action is needed on gun control, and
more guns -- as Trump proposed for Pittsburgh and Parkland
in Florida -- is not the answer.

Ant 24-11-2018 08:36 PM

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles ofleaves and needles?
 
On 11/24/2018 8:21 AM, David E. Ross wrote:
On 11/23/2018 5:28 PM, Ant wrote:
http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.

Were you near the Woolsey fire? If so, that could be Phos-Chek that had
been dropped as a fire retardant. The rain would have rinsed it off the
foliage in your garden.

If it is indeed Phos-Chek, relax. As it breaks down, it becomes
fertilizer.


Nope.
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Ant 24-11-2018 08:37 PM

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles ofleaves and needles?
 
On 11/23/2018 11:41 PM, azigni wrote:
On 11/23/18 6:28 PM, Ant wrote:
http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a
small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern)
CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard.

Fungus among us....or perhaps bacteria


Today's shots: https://postimg.cc/gallery/ldh8btv2/

I noticed removing the orange powder and digging shallow reveal the
normal brown soil. it seems to only exist above the ground.

A Redditor says it might be rust since it matches since the orange is
like dust. Also digging under it revealed regular dark brown soil like
you see around spot.
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Ant 22-12-2018 05:14 AM

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles ofleaves and needles?
 
On 12/21/2018 6:52 AM, Colonel Edmund J. Burke wrote:
Mebbe it's dogshit?
Innit?


Nope. It went away after the rain.
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