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    Guess that species.

    Title says it all.
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    Alpaca....
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    Nope, it's just a sheep.

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    My first thought was a cinnamon roll that was forgotten about in the freezer.
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    I was going to an aerial photograph of Tatooine. Luke Skywalkers house is down there somewhere.

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    4 completely plausible answers, but still nothing definitive.

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    My guess would a fine red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny means View Post
    Title says it all.
    The title doesn't say much.

    Do you know the species and is this a game? Is there a prize?

    If you don't know the species and want to, there are better ways than guessing. One way to start is to tell what you already know about the wood, where you cut the tree, the density, any smell, etc. A painless way is to send of a piece for free analysis. One of the best ways to do it yourself is to examine the end grain with a magnifier or microscope and look at the pore structure, presence of tyloses, etc. Search the net for wood database wood ID, read.

    Or just make up a species. That might be as good as a guess!

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    It looks like some rhubarb oak I saw in a dream.

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    Animal or Vegetable? "Species" could apply to either and this feels like a trick question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John K Jordan View Post
    The title doesn't say much.

    Do you know the species and is this a game? Is there a prize?

    If you don't know the species and want to, there are better ways than guessing. One way to start is to tell what you already know about the wood, where you cut the tree, the density, any smell, etc. A painless way is to send of a piece for free analysis. One of the best ways to do it yourself is to examine the end grain with a magnifier or microscope and look at the pore structure, presence of tyloses, etc. Search the net for wood database wood ID, read.

    Or just make up a species. That might be as good as a guess!

    JKJ
    It would also help if we at least knew what Continent he lives on and if the wood is from that continent.
    I assume it was grown on earth and not in the space station or inside Elons's greenhouse on Mars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hennebury View Post
    My guess would a fine red.

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    So are you saying it is a mold or maybe fungus?
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    Frog Sperm. need better picture, with scale, to determine species.

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    Is it animal, mineral or vegetable?

    Next would be does the OP know or are they eliciting help in trying to determine the species.

    jtk
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    Extra woolly sheep.
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