Purple/Burgundy ball on top of a "stick"???

Discussion in 'Algae' started by mdawson, Feb 23, 2006.

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  1. mdawson

    mdawson Plankton

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    I just noticed the other day that on a piece of rock that I have had for a year there is a bit of green hair algea (not much) and then these two sticks sticking out of the top with purplish/burgundy balls on top. Any idea what these things are?

    Thanks for any help,
    Marianne
     
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  3. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    Got a pic... always easier to ID anything.

    Marc.
     
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Yes, a picture would be most helpful :)
     
  5. SAW39

    SAW39 Ritteri Anemone

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    The ball on a stick might be red slime algae (cyanobacteria). Some of the slime masses that I had looked like stalactites with bubble tips.