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by adampembs
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Found on a tree stump in our garden
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Found on a tree stump in our garden

It fades as it gets older. Some fungi change colour when dry. They are hygrophanous.

Interestingly, Pleurotus ostreatus is one of several species that attacks and kills nematodes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8PlLHkddpA
by adampembs
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Found on a tree stump in our garden
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Found on a tree stump in our garden

Do you have photos of the underside, ie gills and stem. It is vital to see these in most cases.
You have at least 2 species in the photo. The top one is Turkeytail, Trametes versicolor.
by adampembs
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

I can confirm there is a problem. Currently, using the inline option appears to get around it. I'll investigate when I have some time.
by adampembs
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Hare'sfoot Inkcaps (Coprinopsis lagopus)?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Possible Hare'sfoot Inkcaps (Coprinopsis lagopus)?

It is also very important to see a gill shot. We are assuming it has dark gills (and hence spores) but we can't tell that from the photo. There are pale species of Mycena, Conocybe and Entoloma that need ruling out.
by adampembs
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Re: Help identifying Beacon Fell fungi

When you click to upload the photos, do you watch the progress bars to see them finish uploading before you hit the submit button?
You should also "preview" your post before hitting submit, to make sure it appears as you want it to appear (and to confirm the images are there)
by adampembs
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on Holly leaf
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Fungus on Holly leaf

Not a fungus, but an alga Phycopeltis sp - see viewtopic.php?t=127
by adampembs
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Oyster Mushroom?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Oyster Mushroom?

Agree with Andreas. No way are these spores 1.5µm wide. That is tiny and they would look blurry under any light microscope. What method do you use to calibrate your measurements?
by adampembs
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Colourful Entoloma
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Colourful Entoloma

Smell is an important feature with many mushrooms :D - did it smell of mouse pee?
by adampembs
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this a Cavalier?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Is this a Cavalier?

Start with spore colour (by making a print) - much better approach than working through a book (with the variability of specimens being quite big depending on age, weather etc) . Most books divide into sections by spore colour anyway, and it is the starting point for any ID.