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Name: charlene
Status: other
Age: 30s
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Date: 9/20/2004


Question:
My husband cut down a dead tree for fire wood. That evening the wood was stacked and it was glowing a bright green. Any idea what this could be??? We live in Pa. and I think it was an oak tree.


Replies:
Phosphorescence:

http://38.1911encyclopedia.org/P/PH/PHOSPHORESCENCE.htm

http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/sci/A0830609.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


It could be a bioluminescence fungus, like foxfire.

See this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxfire_(bioluminescence)

Unknown



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