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Colored figure in pine

Curious to know what this is and what it's called. May be difficult to see in the picture but there are patches ranging from black to green to super white and even the rare reddish purple. Colored figure in pine-imageuploadedbytapatalk1445205938.767669.jpg
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Looks like spalting.

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It's grosmannia clavigera, a fungus with spores that spreads to the mycelium and colonizes in the phloem and sapwood. Caused by a pine beetle.
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It's grosmannia clavigera, a fungus with spores that spreads to the mycelium and colonizes in the phloem and sapwood. Caused by a pine beetle.
Like I said, spalting.

http://www.northernspalting.com/beginners-guide/

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Bug wood. The Mountain Pine Beetle carries it, all over western Canada.
I confine the term "spalting" to wood decay without the insect vector.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Now this makes me wonder if the scratching I have been hearing could be these beetles. Guess I'll quarantine those boards
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