I was horrified by my discovery after lifting up my floorboards – people joke it’s like something out of Stranger Things
- Hannah Sycamore, from Melbourne, was horrified after ripping up her floor
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A woman was left horrified after ripping up her floorboards only to find a gruesome discovery.
Hannah Sycamore from Melbourne, quickly took to Facebook to ask for help to find out what the black web-like growth.
After posting the disturbing images on the Australia & New Zealand Fungus Identification page, even experts were perplexed with some joking that it looked like something straight out of Stranger Things.
Hannah told Yahoo News that she’d shared the snaps of the growth on behalf of her friend.
The unnerving snaps, which look like something out of a horror movie, show the floors covered in strange black web which resembled tree roots.
Hannah Sycamore from Melbourne , Australia, was left horrified after ripping up her floorboards only to find a gruesome discovery
She captioned the snaps: ‘Found under recently lifted wet floor boards – any ideas what this is?’
However, unsurprisingly, many were stumped as to what the cause could be and were left terrified by the images.
One person wrote: ‘I’m genuinely terrified.’
Some users of the group suggested it could be ‘mycelium’, ‘slime mould’ or tree roots of some sort’, but the community were unable to come to a unanimous conclusion.
While another person quipped: ‘Stranger Things season 5?’
One expert from the state herbarium in Brisbane told Yahoo News: ‘It’s a new one to me too. Certainly doesn’t look like traditional mould.’
‘The only thing I know that looks remotely like that are the rhizomorphs of Armillaria (honey fungi), but that doesn’t make a lot of sense.’
She quickly took to Facebook asking for help in discovering what the gross black web-like growth was under her floorboards
However, unsurprisingly, many were stumped as to what the cause could be and were left terrified by the images
A rhizomorph is a threadlike or cordlike structure in fungi, made up of parallel hyphae, branched tubular filaments that make up the body of a typical fungus.
Elizabeth Aitken, Professor in Plant Pathology at the University of Queensland, also agreed that it ‘looks like the rhizomorphs of a wood rot fungus’.
She explained: ‘Whether this is the dry rot fungus or something else they would need to take samples or ask a timber specialist.’
Dr Heike Neumeister-Kemp, Principal Mycologist at Managing Director of Mycolab said it is definitely ‘fungal mycelium’.
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