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Old Sep 11, 2012, 9:23 pm   #1
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Oak gall?

Ok... since this isn't a fungus and I am pretty certain it is an oak-gall of some sort I'll put it here. What do you think, am I right? I found these all over the woods this year. The second picture is the inside of it - looks like seeds which would lead me to believe it is a fruiting of some sort but this is in mixed oak/maple/pine woods. I'm confused on this one. Oh, and most I find do appear to have some sort of stem but it could just be the result of a gall forming on a bud too. I'm stumped...
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 2:02 am   #2
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Re: Oak gall?

Looks like some kind of insect nest thingy.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 7:32 am   #3
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Re: Oak gall?

I'm not sure what it is.... I think it is a oak gall of some sort that forms on the leaf buds but those tan things in side were hard, like seed pods. I didn't see any critters crawling around inside but the little black spots all over sure could have passed as some sort of bug droppings.
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Re: Oak gall?

Seems to me in my distant memory that those were some sort of moth cocoon or something.
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