testing white punk fungus

Aussie123

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Hi Wave Man, great video again.
I couldn't get it to catch, but as you say it may have been a bit damp when I tried and I know that can be an issue.


(I notice in one of the linked posts that Le Loup was able to get it going with a spark, I'd forgotten that)

Here's some more pictures.

I saw the fungus on he tree and when I came back a couple of months later it had fallen off, which is when I picked it up.
The fungus is somewhat of a hybrid between polystyrene and a rubber cushion inner … odd.

When it dries it is is a light as a feather (or a polystyrene block), when it gets wet its like a sponge:
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this stuff is great, I would harvest this when ever I could. Just let it dry out completely and it will take a spark from flint and steel so a ferro rod would pose no problems whatsoever.
 
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