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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:45 pm    Post subject: leathery objects? Reply with quote

This was posted on the RPF and thought i'd share it here.
Really weird to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcKpx2DxGwY
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

umm...thanks for sharing...?

Whatever it is it seems to only react to the lights on it. Could be a slime mold that is moving as the lights heat it up. Still pretty gross.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen anything like it before.
Creeped me out a bit, lol.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was kind of waiting for a mini face hugger to jump out from it Shocked

It sounds like it was ID'd as a Bryozoa.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
I was kind of waiting for a mini face hugger to jump out from it Shocked


Same, lol.

andy wrote:

It sounds like it was ID'd as a Bryozoa.

Andy


Yeh, that's what i read aswell. Couldn't remember the name, lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More info on the video here...

http://io9.com/5305706/public-utilities-group-confirms-sewer-monster-is-real-but-doesnt-know-what-it-is

And a new theory...

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No, these are not bryozoans! They are clumps of annelid worms, almost certainly tubificids (Naididae, probably genus Tubifex). Normally these occur in soil and sediment, especially at the bottom and edges of polluted streams. In the photo they have apparently entered a pipeline somehow, and in the absence of soil they are coiling around each other. The contractions you see are the result of a single worm contracting and then stimulating all the others to do the same almost simultaneously, so it looks like a single big muscle contracting.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting Andy.
I've never heard of any of these things and it's grossing me out a little, lol.
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