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by adampembs
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Can someone help - growing near my home - safe for dogs?
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Can someone help - growing near my home - safe for dogs?

These are a Mycena species. They are not known to be poisonous to humans, cant say about dogs. Every long walk you take your dog on, you will pass dozens of poisonous plants, and rarely a poisonous fungus. Dogs don't eat them or the poisonous plants. If they did, no dog would last a day. I'd be more...
by adampembs
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Large Mushrooms Growing in Hay Bales
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Large Mushrooms Growing in Hay Bales

The most diagnostic feature of these are the volva (a sheath around the base of the stem) as per this photo. You might need a knife or small tool to excavate some soil away.

http://www.francini-mycologie.fr/MYCOLO ... ephala.jpg
by adampembs
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Large Mushrooms Growing in Hay Bales
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Large Mushrooms Growing in Hay Bales

Welcome to UKFungi

Please read the FAQ on "how to help us help you identify your finds"
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49

It is important to provide a shot of all parts of the mushroom; the gills and stem are vital to see.

regards
by adampembs
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: The Clough House Mill Saga
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: The Clough House Mill Saga

I love the geometry of these, especially J
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: 70

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: 6
Views: 167

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: 113

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: 91

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: 7446

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: 7446

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...