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by adampembs
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Lepista luscina???
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Lepista luscina???

These are only the fruitbodies, the mycelium (main body of the fungus) is underground, in the roots, trees, bushes and in woody material around. If you mow them and collect your mowings and make it into compost, you will have compost filled with spores. Probably safest to black sack the fruitbodies.
by adampembs
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Help with identification please?
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Help with identification please?

Amanita citrina has a distinctive earthy smell of raw potatoes.
It's easily confused with Death Cap, and has the name "False Death Cap" so it worries me a little that its on a plate. I hope I have nothing to worry about..
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Invertebrates, and Insect Related (non-fungal) Plant Galls, Leaf Mines, etc.
Topic: Books on insects?
Replies: 0
Views: 8

Books on insects?

Can anyone recommend a good field guide to the most common insects? Or perhaps a range of literature covering the different groups.
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Could this be Agaricus augustus?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Could this be Agaricus augustus?

One thing I don't understand,when describe smell, Collins use "Schaeffer+/-, may I ask what it means? Thanks! I think it is probably A. xanthodermus, as you say. You can get smells of anise, almonds, disinfectant, metallic and so on. Schaeffer is a chemical test. I don't use it, although I have a f...
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Could this be Agaricus augustus?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Could this be Agaricus augustus?

Thanks.
Any smells?
If could you scratch the stem base and smell it, and wait for colour change, then slice in half lengthways, and watch for reddening or yellowing, and let us know :D
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Could this be Agaricus augustus?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Could this be Agaricus augustus?

Welcome to UK Fungi. :)
I think not, but I have no idea what it is because you haven't provided enough information on the fungus, especially a photo of the gills and the stem.

Please see viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49

Best wishes,
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: mushroom identification Coprinellus micaceus
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: mushroom identification Coprinellus micaceus

You only need to collect one to do a spore print, but well done on doing this important step. Best to leave the rest behind so they can get on with their job of reproducing - and spread their spores.
by adampembs
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: mushroom identification Coprinellus micaceus
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: mushroom identification Coprinellus micaceus

I can't see the mica-like particles on the surface in those photos. There are a couple of lookalikes. Common inkcaps - Coprinopsis atramentaria (no mica-like particles on cap) and the Firerug Inkcap - Coprinellus domesticus (with similar particles (we call a veil) but with a ginger coloured mat that...
by adampembs
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: On tree root in N Ireland
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: On tree root in N Ireland

Thanks for the quick reply and identification, Adam. Naïve as I am, I thought this might be Pioppino (Agrocybe Aegerita), given that it is growing on a Poplar tree. Never heard of that one! Agrocybe are a genus of brown spored fungi, so a spore print would quickly rule that out. Always start with s...