What do you do when you discover a new species? I mean, who do you tell?
As far as I understand it, if you discover it, you get to name it. Right? So I'm hereby announcing the existence of Xanthofungus ceilingdampus, or as it's more commonly known, the yellow ceiling mushroom.
Nowt special. They look like mushrooms, they smell like mushrooms and they will flourish on your ceiling if your upstairs neighbours happen to have sprung a leak and your landlord refuses to investigate.
Unfortunately the poor little buggers met a sorry end this evening. We might, in fact, have brought them to the point of extinction. Oh well.
In anticipation of house guests over the weekend, The Man of the House took a dustpan and brush to the population, which seemed to be enjoying exponential growth, and wiped it out in one big swipedy swipe. All that now remains of this ill-fated species is (limited) photographic evidence, which I'm witholding for now of course. If anyone knows of an extremely rich and none-too-bright fungi enthusiast, do tell.