Can anyone help with what this is? It appeared while I was out today ....


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maybe fungi /mushroom
 
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Looks like a clutch of eggs to me. Snails perhaps?
 

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You mean this wasn't there before you left and you came back and it was there? Too fast for anything I can think of that it could be. Unicorn poop? o_O :D
 
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may be its the rare and elusive rocking horse sh!te
 
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I agree with Sparky, it appears to be snail eggs. Do you have large trap door or mystery snails?
If you just dampen them once or twice a day they may hatch for you.
 
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I agree with Sparky, it appears to be snail eggs. Do you have large trap door or mystery snails?
If you just dampen them once or twice a day they may hatch for you.
I was going to say mysteries as I’m currently breeding them and yep, look like that.
 
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You mean this wasn't there before you left and you came back and it was there? Too fast for anything I can think of that it could be. Unicorn poop? o_O :D
Haha I wish ... yes appeared within 12 hours !
 
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I was going to say mysteries as I’m currently breeding them and yep, look like that.

I don’t intentionally have them - sorry for my ignorance I’m a bit a a beginner, would this be a good thing and should I leave them in place ?
 
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If you were to have a snail issue, mysteries would be the one to have. Harmless, fun to watch and easily controllable. However they are tropical and I don’t see what zone you’re in but last I checked, the UK isn’t that warm. Who knows, stranger things have happened. I had some guppies “migrate” into my pond last year. Water temps easily hit 55 degrees F in there last fall and they’re fine. They will only lay viable eggs above the surface so you can just pluck them off and toss them. I actually have a 10 gallon where I incubate them but I LOVE mystery snails. I’m not sure what pond snails clutches look like but could be those too. Luckily those are not Ramshorns. That could be an issue.
 
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Thanks everyone for your responses ..... turned out to be a wasps nest - as my other half found out when he got 5 stings for going to investigate at closer quarters !!!
 
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Thanks everyone for your responses ..... turned out to be a wasps nest - as my other half found out when he got 5 stings for going to investigate at closer quarters !!!
Oh no! I was afraid of that, but then someone mentioned it was too close to the water. Which I thought made sense. You never know...
 
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So sorry your other half suffered the stings ... they are never a good thing.
It is unusual for them to establish a nest so close to the water. Most of the time they're in low tree branches. I suppose if there is a silver lining it's the fact you caught them early and before the colony grew large. They would have been hard to get rid of not being able to use a poison of some sort because of the pond.
Sorry....
 
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Yes seems like a really unusual spot - which I why I thought it was more of a pond type answer but there you go ... you just never know ! Thanks again all
 
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