What’s this blue in my mead? Infection?

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Hello everyone! First time homebrewer here. I’m making 2 gallons of a spiced mead (2 separate 1 gallon wide mouth fermenters) and I saw this in one of them after about 4 days of primary. Sanitized a spoon, fished it out (broke in two) and decided I’d keep tabs on it. Felt and looked almost like a soft plastic, and decided that something had probably somehow gotten in. Hasn’t returned in that gallon, but a very small one can be seen in the other gallon, about a week into fermentation now, and now I’m concerned. I made sure everything was thoroughly sanitized when I made the must, and I can’t decide whether I should be worried or just attribute it to strange fermentation. Appreciate any advice, I’m doing my best to learn!
 

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Looks like a foreign object to me.
That’s what I thought too, but I could watch something similar form in the other gallon over the course of a day, which now makes me wonder if it’s something growing in the must to be concerned about or some strange effect of this particular fermentation.
 

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If it doesnt show up again. Your probably ok. Probably.... Seriously though looks like a piece of sponge or cloth.
 
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