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Wet Rot: Mine Fungus

Antrodia vaillantii

Appearance

Wet Rot: Mine Fungus  | Rentokil Pest Control Zambia
  • Mycelium: white, fern like.
  • Hyphae strands remain flexible when dry.
  • Sporophore: white irregular plate, varies in depth from 2-12mm.
  • Spores: white (rarely seen in bulk).

Lifecycle

  • Microscopic threads (known as hyphae) invade the cells of the wood to form a vegetative surface (or mycelium).

Habits

  • This attacks timber with a higher moisture content than dry rot.
  • The surface of the rotted wood splits into squares.