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by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Literature and microscope disucssion (was Waxcaps)
Replies: 6
Views: 7

Re: Waxcaps?

You are quite correct to take time before buying a microscope. As a basic bit of advice I would strongly recommend getting one with a trinocular head - photography down the 'scope will prove so important - even if getting the camera comes later (and advice there may well prove useful). I shall ask A...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungus on Ginkgo biloba leaves
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Fungus on Ginkgo biloba leaves

Might the second image be of something else? Doesn't quite look right for anamophic Bartheletia paradoxa . . . has it been checked microscopically?
Cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Oyster Mushroom?
Replies: 9
Views: 61

Re: Oyster Mushroom?

Hope I haven't mislead you . . . Colin Hi Colin I hope you won't begrudge me highlighting this thread as part of one of my linguistic campaigns . . . the word "led" is disappearing from the English language thanks to the spellchecker - * lead (rhymes with dead ) is a noun describing a heavy metal, ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Question about this Clavulinopsis umbrinella (Beige Coral)
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Question about this Clavulinopsis umbrinella (Beige Coral)

This brings up another important issue. Faced with an unfamiliar fungus (especially when there is adequate material as here) collect a sample . If you haven't got access to a microscope, dry the material in a warm (but not hot) place, and keep the material in something like an old paper envelope. Th...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Literature and microscope disucssion (was Waxcaps)
Replies: 6
Views: 7

Re: Waxcaps?

Hi Lee all I can say is that mycology for the amateur is a whole lot easier (though by no means easy) than it was when I started out 35 or so years ago. Online resources such as this site would have been quite unimagineable, along with people scattered across the globe and willing to share their exp...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Witches' Butter?
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Witches' Butter?

Hello Nick and a HNY to you too Yes, no problem with Tremella mesenterica . The only other possibility is T. aurantia which is parasitic on Stereum hirsutum . Now you know of the association with Peniophora spp. you will take notice of it in the future ;) . It's interesting to note the pallid areas ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Paint roller fungus!
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Paint roller fungus!

. . .that is another suggestion I have had. . . . . It's also a far better suggestion. Always eliminate the obvious suspects first * , and at this time of the year Tubaria furfuracea for a smallish toffee-coloured agaric would be first in the queue. * Just look at how many beginners' first/early po...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Pink Domecap?
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Possible Pink Domecap?

You really don't have enough here to take it any further than Clitocybe sp. IMHO. For example, did it have a distinctive smell?
by Chris Yeates
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unknown white/brown Fungi with craters
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Unknown white/brown Fungi with craters

It could be a fallen Birch Polypore. My thoughts exactly when I saw it (on second viewing there's even a birch leaf in shot) . . . though I would echo Adam's comments and stress that there are very few fungi which could be identified in this state (and indeed not even in situ in this instance). Chris
by Chris Yeates
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Frosty finds
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Frosty finds

I would suggest Collins Complete (not!) Guide to British Mushrooms and Toadstools Sterry and Hughes 2009. Out of print but 2nd hand copies usually available via Amazon etc. Glossy pages with photos and small enough to carry in the field Dare I say I wouldn't take any book into the field, other than...