Please ID My Damp Basement Creature!

sem67September 13, 2010

We had a water problem that went undetected for some time in our "about to be finished" basement. We found several of these "creatures" living on the damp carpet. The one in the picture is about 1 inch in diameter. They look like pasta! I never saw them move, and when I pick them up there is no movement.

Can anyone identify them? Please click on the link to see the pic.

Thanks!

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sem67

Here's another pic.

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    Bookmark   September 13, 2010 at 1:35PM
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larke

Fungi.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2010 at 8:38PM
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yborgal

Yep!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 1:01PM
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noodlesportland

OK --those are really creepy pictures. They look like little mushrooms. How do you get rid of them?

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 1:30AM
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larke

Dry out the environment and they'll go away.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 6:53PM
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