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I left my Nalgene water bottle in my car for a period of 5 weeks. The cap was tightened firmly, and I thought there was no water inside. When cleaning out my car, I noticed mold growing on the inside and put a mixture of water and bleach inside to clean it. As I poured this mixture out, a quarter-sized organism, cream in color, with what appeared to be mold spores on the underside came out with the mixture. I have two fears. First, that if I continue to use my water bottle I might ingest bacteria, and second, that the bacteria (or whatever it is) might grow inside me and become as large as whatever it was that came out with the mixture. Can you help me?
Re: What organism would feed on the mold in my water bottle?
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