Monday, 25 April 2011

Macro on Monday - Guess What

Glo, you managed it again, Well done. It was plant sap, which was all I was looking for. I think you will need a bigger bucket to add this week's gold star to the collection. The plant is one of my Cymbidium orchids. They all exhibit the same problem and I have never managed to find out what is causing it. Every year these little 'bubbles' of sap appear. I suspect a plant pest of some sort but have never found one. It doesn't seem to harm the flowers, just makes the plants extremely sticky to the touch.

Guess 01     P1020472 Orchid

Wilma: The plant is in the conservatory and the building seen in the sap is next door to me.

On to this week's puzzle. Even I am not sure what it is. All I know is I took it out of my arm where it had been for about a week - I just didn't know it was there. I had been bitten and the resulting pain and swelling masked it until things settled down a bit.

Two views of the same object, total length about 18mm


No prizes, Just for fun, though you get a virtual gold star if your guess coincides with mine.


  1. I really haven't a clue. It doesn't look very pleasant whatever it is.

  2. Thanks John :) Sorry to hear you got bitten, nasty things those. As far as the photo goes, I'm wondering if it's a sliver of a plant part that penetrated your skin. Nasty whatever it was, and I hope you have healed up now. What do you think bit you?


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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