for these typical parts of the Wet Rot Life Cycle:
Strands - called 'hyphae' - like thin tree roots -
brilliant white to black - flexible when dried out, according to type.
Dry Rot, where Strands snap easily when dry).
Skin - called 'mycellium' - can be a brilliant white colour to
(NOT silvery to dirty off white, like Dry Rot).
Mushroom - called a 'fruiting body' or 'sporophore'
rarely seen in Wet Rots, but never rust red like Dry Rot.
are Elf Cup, a plaster fungi associated with very wet areas.
Dust - called 'spores' - rarely
found. But wood boring insect dust is
found with Wet Rots, especially Wood Boring Weevil,
leaves tiny, ragged edged holes.
Wood shrinkage - called 'cubing' - the wood forms lots of small ,
cubes with a slow loss of volume and sometimes creasing
Dry Rot which cracks deeply along the wood grain
forms much large rectangular cubes).
is unusual to find all of these together in one attack area,
try to uncover the full extent of the rot and look closely for
type of symptom. Remember that Wet Rot,
requires a long term, very high moisture content
often be found in the same area as Dry Rot simply
some parts are wetter than others.
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