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by Waxcap
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cortinarius ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Cortinarius ID?

Hi,

yes I think that this is Cortinarius torvus. It's fairly distinctive with the bulbous stipe below the "girdle". I have always found it under Beech and they look like Beech leaves.
by Waxcap
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 696
Views: 45488

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

Thanks Chris,

I went to look on the FRDBI to see the distribution but it's all changed :o I was told that the old records have not been transferred across to the new site yet but it is in hand.

Regards

Dave
by Waxcap
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Do I have an Inocybe?
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Do I have an Inocybe?

Just spotted the word "arable"; Inocybe therefore very unlikely - how about rather old Volvariella gloiocephala ? Habitat is spot on, and tweaking white balance the spore print looks pinkish, nothing like Inocybe spores. Did it have free gills? might you have missed a volva? regards Chris I'm sure ...
by Waxcap
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:22 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: 696
Views: 45488

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

Hi, I saw a pretty Waxcap on my lawn yesterday that I haven't seen before. It was orange with a dry tomentose cap and a dry fibrillose stipe; up 6cm across. It's the area where I get the Ballerina Waxcaps later in the year. It turned out to be Hygrocybe intermedia, which is rather uncommon in Hampsh...
by Waxcap
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:25 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: 696
Views: 45488

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

Porpolomopsis calyptriformis - Pink Waxcap on the lawn again this year, a little later than usual (and with a new name!).

Dave
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Porpolomopsis calyptriformis
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Porpolomopsis calyptriformis
by Waxcap
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Small fungus on pony dung
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Small fungus on pony dung

Hi It's hard to see the spore colour but assuming that it is dark-spored it fits well with Psilocybe subcoprophila / Psilocybe coprophila. The cap shape and colour, the gill colour and the pruinose stipe fit - and of course it is found on dung. http://www.newforest.com/page_2.asp?epivalue=Psilocybe+...
by Waxcap
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Literature (and other resources) for Myxo's
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Literature (and other resources) for Myxo's

Thanks Mike,

I thought I'd seen the names and some of the images elswhere but, as you say there's no information about the photographers on the site and I didn't look hard enough.

Regards

Dave
by Waxcap
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Literature (and other resources) for Myxo's
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Literature (and other resources) for Myxo's

Some lovely photo's in those links Mike. I don't really understand Google album archives but how can you tell that these are "reliably ID'd"?

Dave
by Waxcap
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Myxomycete of the Day
Replies: 55
Views: 5424

Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Which microscope and camera are you using for your micro images?

Dave
by Waxcap
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: microscopes
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: microscopes

Hi,
There's a section for microscope related posts. It may be better to post in that section. What budget you have is an important starting place.

Dave