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by adampembs
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Spectacular fungi growing on rotting laminated wood
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Spectacular fungi growing on rotting laminated wood

Welcome to UK Fungi, Andrew

There are only 334 Uk records for this fungus, so it might be good to contact your county recorder to add to the county records.

regards

Adam
by adampembs
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID please and a question
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: ID please and a question

This is a bolete as it has a cap, stem and gills rather than being attached to a tree as a bracket like a polypore. The next step is to see if it belongs to the Xerocomus group - by tearing a piece of the cap and seeing if the tubes split or stay whole. Also good to look for flesh discolouration on ...
by adampembs
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Foraying Day 1
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Foraying Day 1

Totally echoing Adam's comments It also strikes me that being an "obsessive mushroom consumer" who by their own admission is not particularly "knowledgeable" is a recipe for potential demands on an already hard-pressed National Health Service . . . :D The old adage, always collect 3 samples; one to...
by adampembs
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small conical and grey/white fungi identification
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Small conical and grey/white fungi identification

Dear Wren, I think these are an "inkcap" species. The stem is hairy, which suggest Coprinellus species. (I first thought it was a Parasola, but the stem is more hairy than I would expect) The first thing to check with mushrooms, is the spore colour. Ideally this is done with a spore print, but often...
by adampembs
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Compact/Portable cameras
Replies: 26
Views: 7368

Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Ok, thanks guys. Looking online, I think the TG4 has been dropped and replaced with the TG5.
£375 is a lot though for a clumsy fool like me. :oops:
by adampembs
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Compact/Portable cameras
Replies: 26
Views: 7368

Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Well I'm thinking of getting a portable compact camera and the TG4 was recommended earlier in the topic. This was 3 years ago, so I dont know if there are any "new kids on the block" wrt cameras. Are there any publications that do camera reviews that focus on the criteria important for fungi enthusi...
by adampembs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small ones in my lawn - are they dangerous to small children?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Small ones in my lawn - are they dangerous to small children?

In terms of eradicating fungi, this is pretty much impossible without destroying your lawn. The fruit bodies you see are part of a buried network called a mycelium. This is the fungus. Removing the fruit bodies doesn't cause any significant damage to the fungus. Many fungi play an important role in ...
by adampembs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small ones in my lawn - are they dangerous to small children?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Small ones in my lawn - are they dangerous to small children?

By the way, this looks like a Panaeolus species (the Mottlegills) - they are not edible nor deadly poisonous.
https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/pana ... isecii.php

Why not embrace them as a wonder of nature to teach the children rather than see them as a threat?
by adampembs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small ones in my lawn - are they dangerous to small children?
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Small ones in my lawn - are they dangerous to small children?

If children are at the age where they put anything into their mouths, I would recommend adult supervision at all times when in gardens. There are many plants that are poisonous as well as fungi not to mention other health hazards such as animal faeces.
by adampembs
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Foraying Day 1
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Foraying Day 1

Hi Welcome to UK Fungi. Please take a moment to read our forum rule about edibility in the pink text above. The word "foraging" is specifically about looking for food. The similar word "foraying" is about searching for fungi. If your main interest is in eating fungi, there are sites about this. This...