Gorgaricus Spore is resource that can be found all over Orb Vallis, being purple sacs that can be found hanging beneath the caps of the giant mushrooms. Mature Gorgaricus sacs are purple in contrast to the immature, orange sacs growing with them, and are harvested by attacking the sacs and letting them fall to the ground. Gorgaricus Spores are also rewarded from Bounties, or from resource containers all over the Vallis.
If the pod does not fall far enough after shooting it, it will fall but not explode upon impact on the ground. Unless the pod can be moved in such a way that it falls a further distance, it will not be possible to break it open.