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by Lancashire Lad
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Laccaria tortilis?
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Laccaria tortilis?

Hi,

Could well be wrong, (as it generally has a slightly darker apical region to the stipe), but I think your fungus has the general hallmarks of Lichenomphalia umbellifera.

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mushroom for ID
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Mushroom for ID

Hi,

Looks like a young example of one of the Armillaria species - but if that's the case, then at 70 x45µ, I'd say that your spore measurements are about ten times the size they should be. :shock:

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: first time hunting and need help identifying
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: first time hunting and need help identifying

Hi Matt, and welcome to UK Fungi. I don't want to put you off, but I doubt whether anyone would be willing to enter into email dialogue with you when they have no idea who you might be. These days most people are, (and rightly so), wary of giving out their email addresses willy-nilly. If you are unw...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on acid heathland
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Fungus on acid heathland

Hi,

I'd say this has the looks of Gymnopilus penetrans (Common Rustgill).

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 55
Views: 6143

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Friday 27th October was forecast to be a sunny day with light winds, so I headed to the Lake District for another walk on the tops. I hadn’t done Sergeant Man for quite a few years, and had never explored along Blea Rigg. With the addition of Pavey Ark – High Raise, etc., that was my plan. – The wea...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 55
Views: 6143

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

Cheers Adam.
adampembs wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:53 pm
. . . . I think we might go again to the lakes next autumn on our annual caravan break. . . .
Maybe we'll get to meet up for a walk this time if you do.
I've another walk (from last week) to post, (below), just to whet your appetite! :D

Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 55
Views: 6143

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

After a few weeks of mediocre weather, the promise of long sunny periods throughout the day saw me back in the Lake District on Thursday, 10th August for another walk. This time, I’d decided on a revisit to some fells I’d done several times over the years. – The Red Pike to Haystacks ridge from Butt...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 55
Views: 6143

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

The thread is still getting lots of views, so I thought I’d update with a few more recent walks. It had been well over thirty years since I last did Skiddaw, so some of this particular walk really was a trip down memory lane! Photography was slightly hindered by UV heat haze, making it nigh on impos...
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cortinarius - cinnabarinus, sanguineus or other?
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Cortinarius - cinnabarinus, sanguineus or other?

They do have the general looks of C.rubellus . - (My pics below are from a fairly local known site for the species, and samples have been under the microscope). However, Cortinarius is such a large group that there will inevitably be similar looking species, so I don't think it would be wise to prop...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Immature myxomycete for ID
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Immature myxomycete for ID

Hi James, It could be something like Trichia decipiens , which does have a similar looking stage on its route to maturity. However, as with most myxo's, there are other possibilities, so pretty much just guesswork without doing microscopy on mature specimens. By the way, if you find more examples at...