Still hoping to engage someone at Cornell with mass spectrometry
capability, but today Mycologist Dr. Kathie Hodge of Cornell Plant
Science generously put a few tapes under the microscope and gave us the
representative photo at the link below. We looked even closer and it
is surely some kind of salt.
Kathie also shared the finding with a snail taxonomist, who said that
this looks like Byne's disease.
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