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by adampembs
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Colourful Entoloma
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Colourful Entoloma

Smell is an important feature with many mushrooms :D - did it smell of mouse pee?
by adampembs
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this a Cavalier?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Is this a Cavalier?

Start with spore colour (by making a print) - much better approach than working through a book (with the variability of specimens being quite big depending on age, weather etc) . Most books divide into sections by spore colour anyway, and it is the starting point for any ID.
by adampembs
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Lots of brown 'funnels' on grassland
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Lots of brown 'funnels' on grassland

According to Funga Nordica (under synonym P. expallens), it is found on "neutral, alkaline meadows, influenced by cattle, calcareous coastal meadows, dry meadows etc."
I would trust Andreas' ID, he know what he's talking about.
by adampembs
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Agaric parasiting a pyrenomycete?
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Agaric parasiting a pyrenomycete?

Thanks Andreas. Good to see you.
I thought chlamydospores of agarics could be septate (but maybe not brown..)
by adampembs
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Re: Waxcaps?
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Waxcaps?

If you're getting a microscope I would start with buying Funga Nordica. Another out of print book; always expensive and now you may have to pay more for one. Don't have a copy myself but it should have a good key and certainly covers most of the Agarics, Boletes etc. you are likely to find. It's wo...
by adampembs
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Bonnet sp. on anthill
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Bonnet sp. on anthill

I don't have details for that species. There is only one UK record for it, compared to 339 for C.scabella and so is not considered to be a UK species. According to Wikipedia, there are about 65 Crinipellis species worldwide. You could dry a couple of fruit-bodies in case someone would be prepared to...
by adampembs
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Bonnet sp. on anthill
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Bonnet sp. on anthill

Check Crinipellis scabella - the hairy or scaly cap is quite distinctive. Was it growing on soil or on the twigs?
http://www.mycokey.org/result.shtml?gen ... ndom=23369
by adampembs
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Paint roller fungus!
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Paint roller fungus!

Chris Yeates wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:15 pm
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*Just look at how many beginners' first/early posts tend to be Armillaria spp.
A lot of "Cortinarius" turn out out be an Armillaria sp. I've done it myself in the past.
by adampembs
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:18 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: 379

Re: Unknown white/brown Fungi with craters

Welcome to UK Fungi and Happy New Year! Is your name Joe? Fungi are quite hard to to identify even when in good condition. The "craters" are slug holes. Sadly these are in too poor condition to identify. It's best to walk past and ignore dilapidated specimens like this. For future reference, photos ...
by adampembs
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:19 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: 477

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 I keep seeing this myth about it being out of print. It's avai...