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Woman Captures Gooey Egg Sac On Video, What Happens Next Goes Viral (Video)

If you ever find a gooey egg sac in your backyard that looks like it may be an alien being, you’re in luck. Rather than having the daylights scared out of you and becoming convinced that we are under invasion, you should simply sit back and let nature take its course. Perhaps you can grab yourself a warm beverage, as you’re about to witness something amazing - although it’ll take awhile. As AWM shares, a curious woman has thankfully shared a time lapse video of what it is.

Turns out it’s not an alien. Nonetheless, the woman became fascinated by what she discovered in her own backyard, and she decided to film it to see what would eventually become of it. She’s shared her work with the world.

“A group four of Clathrus archeri eggs (Devil’s Fingers / Octopus Stinkhorn fungi) [are] captured ‘hatching’ under a time lapse camera over a period of just 59hrs. The most impressive one is right at the end. Like alien tentacles, these fungi erupt from their eggs covered in a brown slime containing their spores and relies on flies for its distribution,” the description reads in part.

The video has gained a ton of traction, and it’s actually pretty fascinating to watch. It’s not often that we get to watch science and nature do its thing, so it’s pretty easy to see why it became so popular.

“The putrid spelling slime on the waving tentacles lures in flies who get coated in the spore-containing slime and carry it away to germinate into a new crop of fungi next year. This species is native to Australia but has been introduced to the UK where the can be found on rare occasions across the south,” the description continues.

So there you have it. The next time you see a gooey egg sac, don’t fret. In just a little while, it will turn into fungus - unless there’s been a horrible mix-up and an alien mistook your backyard for a nest.

Source: AWM
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