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by Lancashire Lad
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: field mushroom
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: field mushroom

. . . . . I cooked it up as i was pretty sure it wasn't the yellow staining mushroom. it smelt more inky than mushroomy though and it smelt a bit like chemicals. it also tasted of chemicals as well so i didn't eat much. . . . . You still cooked it and ate some when you didn't know exactly what spec...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 725
Views: 113607

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

Amanita phalloides - (Deathcap). Hadn't seen many of these at all, prior to this year. - Five or six at most. But finding them in profusion at the moment. (Counted 30+ yesterday). Images 1 & 2 five days ago, final image is the same pair as in image 2 but showing what they looked like yesterday. Reg...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungi I.D please
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Fungi I.D please

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. As it is producing coloured liquid droplets, it could be one of the Inonotus species. Knowing what species of tree it is growing from could narrow things down, as might a phot showing it front-on & from the underneath. It is very difficult to ID any fungi from a single t...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Polyporus squamosus?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Polyporus squamosus?

Hi, I'd say these are all P.squamosus . It often starts off looking similar to your first two shots, with what look like small compact caps on long (in comparison) stems. - Then the caps begin to expand and you get the normal P.squamosus sort of shape. The only other species it might be is P.tuberas...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID request Reddening Polypore
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: ID request Reddening Polypore

Hi Archie, Have you considered Abortiporus biennis - (Blushing Rosette) ? Your find seems to have the right sort of overall look about it. The pores / pore surface are about right, as are the spore sizes you give. (In Collins, cystidia are described as cylindrical, wavy with granular content). Regar...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Myxomycete of the Day
Replies: 68
Views: 17152

Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Hi John, Absolutely superb! - Your myxo images really are extraordinarily good. In my opinion, even higher quality than those in "Les Myxomycetes" - and I thought those were the best. Don't know what equipment you are using, - I imagine I would need a lottery win to buy it!!! - but whatever it is an...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: How to encourage a wider interest in fungi
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: How to encourage a wider interest in fungi

Hi Adam, I don't think we can do much more (or differently) than we are currently doing. The media interest in foraging over the last few years has obviously brought it to the attention of a great many people, and that's where my concerns lie. I've never foraged. I don't particularly condone it, but...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Multiple foraying finds... advice please!
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Multiple foraying finds... advice please!

Sorry mate, using the wrong terminology there. Certainly not for eating as I've got a few blue-bruising boletes in there yet to be posted which I know full well are poisonous! Is it possible for me to change the title? Hi, Hopefully just an unlucky choice of title then. ;) If you have a genuine int...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: mushroom ID please
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: mushroom ID please

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. As Andreas has mentioned, this forum does not discuss edibility of fungi. Your initial post raises suspicions with regards to the nature of your query, and whether it would be for anything other than edibility purposes. You have collected and taken home, without knowing ...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Multiple foraying finds... advice please!
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Multiple foraging finds... advice please!

Hi and welcome to UK Fungi. The word foraging, as used in your topic title, relates specifically, (in the context of fungal matters), to the collection of fungi for eating. You mention that you have tried as far as possible to comply with the guidelines on the pinned post. I'm assuming that your ref...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: blue /violet fungus found
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: blue /violet fungus found

Hi there Hilary, and welcome to UK Fungi.

I have merged your two ID requests, as they both relate to the same species.

And welcome too, to Deborah, who is correct in saying that your find is Laccaria amethystina - Amethyst Deceiver.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Various fungi growing in my garden
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Various fungi growing in my garden

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. #1 - looks like Sulphur Tuft - Hypholoma fasciculare . #2 - has the looks of Dyer's Mazegill - Phaeolus schweinitzii , but that grows in association with conifer (mainly Pine and Spruce, and occasionally Larch). - What species is the tree that it's under? The fact that b...