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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: 345

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: 94

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: 345

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: 104

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: 212

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: 152

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: 95

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.
by adampembs
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Lots of brown 'funnels' on grassland
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: Lots of brown 'funnels' on grassland

According to Funga Nordica (under synonym P. expallens), it is found on "neutral, alkaline meadows, influenced by cattle, calcareous coastal meadows, dry meadows etc."
I would trust Andreas' ID, he know what he's talking about.
by adampembs
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Agaric parasiting a pyrenomycete?
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Agaric parasiting a pyrenomycete?

Thanks Andreas. Good to see you.
I thought chlamydospores of agarics could be septate (but maybe not brown..)
by adampembs
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Re: Waxcaps?
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: Waxcaps?

If you're getting a microscope I would start with buying Funga Nordica. Another out of print book; always expensive and now you may have to pay more for one. Don't have a copy myself but it should have a good key and certainly covers most of the Agarics, Boletes etc. you are likely to find. It's wo...