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by adampembs
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Funga Nordica (2nd ed.) will be reprinted soon
Replies: 12
Views: 2009

Re: Funga Nordica (2nd ed.) will be reprinted soon

This is great news! Thanks for letting us know.
by adampembs
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Any ideas on this resupinate fungus?
Replies: 11
Views: 1855

Re: Any ideas on this resupinate fungus?

Hello Adam, I think Colin treated them not with Melzers, though they look like that. He sais he uses KMnO4 - I have no idea what this chemical does with spores, wether it makes them swell or wether it doesn't do anything but coloring them. I use congo red to colour colourless structures and am very...
by adampembs
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Any ideas on this resupinate fungus?
Replies: 11
Views: 1855

Re: Any ideas on this resupinate fungus?

Melzers is quite commonly used for white sporing species, as it also gives you the iodine reaction. In the case of Russula and Lactarius, it is normal to measure them in Melzers too.
by adampembs
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: How to distinguish between Lepista nuda and L. sordida
Replies: 15
Views: 2052

Re: How to distinguish between Lepista nuda and L. sordida

I think you are right with L. sordida. It's always hard with a single fruitbody, but the stem diameter is a better fit, along with the other characters. All of the L nuda I've seen has been much more robust. The only L. sordida I've found was noticeably smaller, so much so that I first thought it wa...
by adampembs
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Found on a tree stump in our garden
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Found on a tree stump in our garden

It fades as it gets older. Some fungi change colour when dry. They are hygrophanous.

Interestingly, Pleurotus ostreatus is one of several species that attacks and kills nematodes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8PlLHkddpA