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by jimmymac2
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle

Hi Chris Thanks a lot for your comment. I wasn't even sure if it was fungal when I first saw it, so I'm amazed that it's possible to identify it (tentatively at least)! I'm fairly sure of the identity of the beetle. I'll definitely keep an eye out for more of this fungus on my beetle specimens. Best...
by jimmymac2
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle

The beetle has been identified as Patrobus atrorufus, a widespread beetle in the tribe Patrobini found in woodlands and wet grasslands.

James
by jimmymac2
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle

Hello At the end of last year I collected a few carabid (ground beetle) specimens from my local nature reserve, yet it was not until today when trying to identify some of them that I noticed one had some sort of parasitic fungus growing on the rear of the pronotum and around the edge of the elytra t...
by jimmymac2
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Immature myxomycete for ID
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Immature myxomycete for ID

Thanks Mike,

I'll try to mature any immature slime moulds I find in the future. Very interesting organisms.

James
by jimmymac2
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mycena
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Mycena

This Mycena was found growing on the trunk of a Silver Birch tree yesterday in Tilgate Park, Crawley, Sussex. It was growing at about head height. Any ID help would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
James
by jimmymac2
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Immature myxomycete for ID
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Immature myxomycete for ID

Hello everyone

Today on a West Weald Fungus Recording Group meeting I found this immature slime mould on a piece of rotten wood (probably Beech). As it's an immature I didn't collect any. Is it possible to ID as it's not mature?

Thanks,
James
by jimmymac2
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on grass stem
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Fungus on grass stem

Ah I see, I'll keep a look out on nearby grasses to see if they develop the same fungus. Perhaps I might find one that's mature!

Thanks a lot, James
by jimmymac2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Mushroom on Oak/Beech tree
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Re: Mushroom on Oak/Beech tree

That does look like an excellent match, thank you.
by jimmymac2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on grass stem
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Fungus on grass stem

Here are some further images.
by jimmymac2
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Fungus on grass stem
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: Fungus on grass stem

Hi Chris
I have tried to mount a bit of the black stuff on a slide. What should I be looking out for?