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Whats eating my fert? Im not complaining, quite the opposite
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Its organic, plant based fertilizer in pellet form. 'Saidung plus'. Applied less than a week ago
This pot houses an azalea but azalea roots are around 1/10th of a millimeter in diameter and these are like a 1/100th, I would guess. So mycelium?
Soil is purely organic, peat based but not too heavy like others.
Saidung is being eaten but not the old grape or leaves. Picky eater
I wonder if this stuff can live well in inorganic soil too
 

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fungal tissue. Breaking the organics into a form that the tree can actually use. "it is working"
 

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I notice similar after fresh application of organic fert, particularly the following morning (and more so if it rained that evening). It's usually diminished by the following day.
 

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Fungi are external digesters, so they secrete material that breaks tissue down and then they absorb whatever leeches out.
They live in inorganic soils too.

Leaves and harder material require different enzymes to break down, like pectinase and cellulase, which are way more sensitive to high temperatures and humidity. That's why foliage munchers tend to thrive in the colder seasons, and not as much during the summer.
 

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Here’s mine after a couple of days of evening storms and a couple waterings. Just a little fuzz all over.
 

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