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by Chris Yeates
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Long time looking - still no ID
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Long time looking - still no ID

Not a species I have ever found, but: Armillaria tabescens?
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Moss Fungus ...
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Moss Fungus ...

The more I look at this the less convinced am I about this being R. fibula. Gill attachment is wrong and the gills are too few in number. Perhaps a Galerina?
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Moss Fungus ...
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Moss Fungus ...

This is indeed a strange one . . . without the gill attachment conundrum this would point to Rickenella fibula - look at the caulocystidia on the upper part of the stipes . . .
by Chris Yeates
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Moist Chamber Culture
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Moist Chamber Culture

I was trying to grow slime molds using bark samples. I have 4 on a windowsill that never sees sun - temp ~ 19-20C. Instead of getting a Myxo, I get a Mycena. I love how nature refuses to be obedient. Nature is totally obedient - just not to our rules ;) 'Everything is everywhere: but the environmen...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Urocystis violae
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Urocystis violae

:) Thanks for the confirmation Chris - new Dorset fungal records seem to be a by-product of my increasing fascination with plant galls! I gave up on the NBN a long time ago for distribution details.......... Out of interest I've extracted the FRDBI (old style) and CATE2 grid references and produced...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Urocystis violae
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Urocystis violae

Hi Jenny
Looks fine for Urocystis violae. Was this from Dorset? if so it could well be a new VC record. FRDBI has 186 records, many with a grid.ref yet the NBN Atlas shows only 4 dots . . . . :?
by Chris Yeates
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Aero-aquatic fungi
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Aero-aquatic fungi

Flaxton wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:25 pm
Chris
I don't have enough hours in the day already without looking at these, but they do look tempting ;)
Mal
You are of course excused Mal - but there may be others? And on a site like Strensall you can bet your boots they are there aplenty . . .
by Chris Yeates
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Aero-aquatic fungi
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Aero-aquatic fungi

I am always keen to point out to mycologists with access to a microscope that there are other areas to have a go at as well as the toadstools - for a start it helps to be able to study fungi all-year long if one has several strings to ones myco-bow. Also access to literature is much better now (and ...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Tiny parasols
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Tiny parasols

You could also crop to show just the fungus and its immediate surroundings - we're all pretty well acquainted with what dung looks like . . . ;)
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:42 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: 114

Re: Laccaria tortilis?

Not Laccaria tortilis which has well-formed gills rather than these somewhat reduced, interveined ones; habitat is wrong as well. Microscopy needed but I would suggest something along the lines of Arrhenia rickenii . Interestingly I have collected A. rickenii in moss on a formerly concreted area: Ar...