North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds

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North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:31 pm

A bit of an experiment to see how things go, but this thread is intended as a "post-box", where those members of the North West Fungus Group registered with UK Fungi, can post photos and discuss or comment on any finds made on group forays.
(All foray finds, fungi, lichens, wildflowers, insects, etc. etc. can be posted here).
All UK Fungi members are more than welcome to make relevant comments on anything posted, and any UK Fungi member who belongs to another local/regional group is welcome to set up a similar thread for use by UK Fungi members belonging to their own group.

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Re: North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds

Post by diggleken » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:40 pm

A starter! Lets hope this goes from strength to strength! I'll do some more when BT permits me......Cheers, Ken
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Re: North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:13 pm

You might have posted something easier for the starter Ken. :D

Entomopathogenic fungi are definitely a niche market! - Hopefully someone might have some ideas.

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Re: North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds

Post by diggleken » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:55 pm

Sorry Mike - I should have said its been Id'd properly as its current name of E. muscae from the foray and the specimen may well be winging its way to Kew as its on Scathophaga stercoraria not a Muscidae - not unusual, I have some on this from a couple of years ago, but more often associated with Muscidae such as Cluster fly....................my PC (rather good old BT) is being a pain, I am struggling, will post more when I can. Anyway, one down.......Cheers, Ken
Some more pics from Goyt valley foray 19/7/15.
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Post by John Watt » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:09 am

Hello,

We just had a good foray led by Tom on Sunday and felt that at this stage we could use this website to post queries rather than all our findings, which we shall continue to exchange by emailing.
I examined 4 different Russulae - looking at the pileipellis as per G Kibby. I haven't acquired sulphovanillin because of a degree of apprehension with this chemical - but have been using Brillian Cresyl Blue and also PlaqSearch 'New & Old' which has also been mooted as an alternative. The latter is as good at showing the dermatocystidia but also shows up what I take to be internal incrustations rather than the fuchsinophile hyphae, and this is the main point of this posting for confirmation that these not be fuschsinophile hyphae. I have never knowingly had a Russula with them though have seen photos of them. Interested to know if anyone else has compared these two alternatives to sulfovanillin.

The present Russula should be exalbicans, with Betula as the associate; cap was rather beige which confused me but had a tinge of pink to the margin; peeling 1/4; taste bitter; stipe white going pink slowly with FeS)4, and slowly blue with guaiacum. Spore print was pale ochre; 7.5-8 x 5.5-6; scanty reticulation only.

(Apologies about qualities of photos: also still working out the file sizing for these postings. )

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R exalbicans derm-cystidia with Cresyl Blue
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R exalbicans derm-cystidia with Plaqsearch

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Re: North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds

Post by Simon Horsnall » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:10 am

diggleken wrote:Sorry Mike - I should have said its been Id'd properly as its current name of E. muscae from the foray and the specimen may well be winging its way to Kew as its on Scathophaga stercoraria not a Muscidae - not unusual, I have some on this from a couple of years ago, but more often associated with Muscidae such as Cluster fly....................my PC (rather good old BT) is being a pain, I am struggling, will post more when I can. Anyway, one down.......Cheers, Ken
Some more pics from Goyt valley foray 19/7/15.
Ken, isn't Cluster Fly, Pollenia sp.? If so, it is Calliphoridae, not Muscidae.

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Re: North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds

Post by diggleken » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:26 am

Yep! ;)

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Re: North West Fungus Group - Foray Finds

Post by diggleken » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:27 pm

Ooops, nearly forgot..........Here is the link to some Flickr photo's on my album for NWFG Turn Slack Clough foray, near Littleborough in the Pennines in November - upland meadows with some deciduous cover and the route in goes past some open roadside gardens, including Eucalyptus...... :D
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenpiccs/ ... 1061788012
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