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What is this? Can I stack it?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by lumbering on, May 4, 2013.

  1. lumbering on

    lumbering on Feeling the Heat

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    Anybody know what sort of critter left this behind?

    Found it when splitting a piece of red oak. Couldn't find anything alive. No holes to the outside found, so must have crawled down from another section.

    It looks and feels like spray foam insulation.

    Can I add this to the stacks, or is it going to hatch a million wood devouring critters?

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  2. thinktwicez71

    thinktwicez71 Member

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    looks like white mold , look it up online , im not 100% sure what to do about it , but some other guys on here im sure will
  3. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    I agree with mold. Xtra btu's :)
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  4. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Stack it on the top in the sun.
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  5. loadstarken

    loadstarken Member

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    I'm sure its fine but I think i'd throw it into my burn pit pile.

    The wife and kids used the burn pit last night and invited all of the kids over for smores!
    My neighbors love my burn pit soo much that I sold them one of their own.....haha
  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Mold from being damp or wet.
    No problem. scrape it off & keep it dry.
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  7. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    mold
    I've run across some inside a round of red oak while splitting
    smelled pretty bad too
  8. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Leave it be. Just let it dry out in the sun. Better not to make it airborn.
  9. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Like others said, it is fine. We don't even scrape any off; just throw it into the stove. If we were closer, we'd just come and take it off your hands. :eek:
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  10. lumbering on

    lumbering on Feeling the Heat

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    No worries, then. Stacked it on the top. Thanks.
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  11. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    there's nothing I've come across on, in, above, below, attached to, or crawling across my wood that's kept me from stacking it and subsequently burning it :)

    stink bugs really pizz me off though!
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  12. ScotO

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    That is a mold that is common to oaks around here. I also see a yellow variation of that stuff......harmless, IMO.
  13. Wood Duck

    Wood Duck Minister of Fire

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    When I get wood that is moldy I split it smaller than the rest of the wood. I figure it needs a little extra drying to get rid of the moisture, which will get rid of the mold.
  14. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Like Scotty, I've seen yellowish mold on red oak. It will burn fine when dried.

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