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by Leif
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Resupinate fungus for ID please
Replies: 15
Views: 2781

Re: Resupinate fungus for ID please

Hello Andreas, I missed the intended humour. I was not suggesting infallibility, simply that your views should be considered, I have no knowledge of any previous such disagreement with you.

Leif
by Leif
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Resupinate fungus for ID please
Replies: 15
Views: 2781

Re: Resupinate fungus for ID please

and don't take Leif too seriouse, he always thinks he must avoid any critics or doubts in my "determinations" - That is an absolutely stupid remark. You must live on another planet. Most IDs from an online photo are to be taken with a pinch of salt. As to microscopes, an old monocular can be bought...
by Leif
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Resupinate fungus for ID please
Replies: 15
Views: 2781

Re: Resupinate fungus for ID please

Alison: Just a note that Andreas is far more knowledgeable than most if not all of the people who post here. Regarding internet research, do be careful, an awful lot of online photos are wrong.
by Leif
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Psilocybe semilanceata
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: Possible Psilocybe semilanceata

No, not Psilocybe semilanceata, it lacks the little nipple at the centre of the cap. I would look at Psathyrella or even Conocybe.
by Leif
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possibly an Entoloma or Pluteus, or other for ID please
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: Possibly an Entoloma or Pluteus, or other for ID please

I agree that it is a Mycena. Not very helpful, I know. Microscopes are inexpensive and quite fun to use.
by Leif
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 719
Views: 103876

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

This is a splat called Gloeocystidiellum porosum, which was found in Crab Wood near Winchester by one of the HFRG members. It has warty amyloid spores, which measured (5-7)*(3-4)um2, and with distinctive gloeocystidia.
by Leif
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Buying a microscope - questions
Replies: 13
Views: 3598

Re: Buying a microscope - questions

Chris: I assure you that you do not have a monopoly on making glaring errors. To be honest this whole area is a minefield, as there are few bricks and mortar shops that both sell 'proper' microscopes, and allow you to try before you buy, and there are few if any trustworthy comparative online review...
by Leif
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: HFRG and Crab Wood, Winchester
Replies: 0
Views: 984

HFRG and Crab Wood, Winchester

A few from the weekend at Crab Wood. There were some more, not all ID'ed yet. Amylostereum laevigatum on Yew, field ID by Alan Lucas, confirmed by microscopy: _DSC2851 Amylostereum laevigatum.jpg Chromocyphella muscicola on moss, field ID by Alan Lucas: _DSC2833 Chromocyphella muscicola - crop.jpg T...