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by Simon Horsnall
Sat Nov 25, 2023 11:38 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: UK fungus Day Photography competition
Replies: 5
Views: 3417

Re: UK fungus Day Photography competition

Lancashire Lad wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 6:52 pm I won. :D :o :shock:

Just discovered that I've won the 2023 UK Fungus Day Photo Competition 18+ age group category with my photo of Green Earthtongue (Microglossum viride): -
Congratulations. It is a wonderful image.

Simon
by Simon Horsnall
Sun Oct 01, 2023 4:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cordyceps Like Unknown - ID Request
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Cordyceps Like Unknown - ID Request

Lancashire Lad wrote: Sun Oct 01, 2023 11:41 am Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion, but these definitely aren't any form of Macrotyphula fistulosa. - (M.fistulosa is a basidiomycete, and these are ascomycete).

The suggestion was prior to you saying it was an asco. Apologies for the distraction.

Simon
by Simon Horsnall
Tue Sep 19, 2023 8:55 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Marasmiellus candidans?
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Marasmiellus candidans?

Isn't this Oudemansiella mucida? The last picture appears to show the viscid cap, distant gills, stem ring and beech woodland habitat all seem to fit.
by Simon Horsnall
Sat Jul 29, 2023 9:18 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Plants that can kill
Replies: 2
Views: 6464

Re: Plants that can kill

I know this is resurrecting a very old thread but I had to laugh at a headline which appeared about a fortnight ago: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-66136682 As far as I am aware, nobody has ever been killed by brushing past Hemlock. The story does say "fatal if ingested" but...
by Simon Horsnall
Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:14 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: My journey with Ingoldian fungi
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

Re: My journey with Ingoldian fungi

The foam has been collected and fixed. A slightly precarious balancing act as the water level had dropped significantly. No photograph as I wouldn't have thought anybody would want to see a sample tube.

Next step: microscope.
by Simon Horsnall
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:09 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: My journey with Ingoldian fungi
Replies: 3
Views: 1625

My journey with Ingoldian fungi

This could be a very short thread, but I thought I would document it in real time allowing the advice of members to influence the next steps as necessary. Whilst out walking the dog this morning, I heard the distinctive bubbling sound of the babbling brook. I am not sure what the obstruction is. I s...
by Simon Horsnall
Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Identification needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Re: Identification needed

adampembs wrote: Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:41 am Or go to bird-watching groups to ask about the edibility of Willow Warblers or Puffins."
If anybody is interested, Puffin is edible, but tastes awful. I would liken it to well-salted leather watch straps.
by Simon Horsnall
Sat Oct 08, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hurtwood fungi
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Hurtwood fungi

adampembs wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 6:46 am I agree with those, and first looks like Paxillus involutus or a close relative (not easily separated)
I have not seen Paxillus growing on timber as this appears to be. Am I mistaken or might this be something like Tapinella?
by Simon Horsnall
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unable to post picture
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Unable to post picture

Have you checked the file size?

Simon
by Simon Horsnall
Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: New Member ID Request
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: New Member ID Request

I have just finished reading "The Entangled Life: How fungi make our worlds, change our minds and shape our futures" by Merlin Sheldrake. He covers several aspects of wider fungal topics: mycorrhizal relationships, using fungi as structural materials and modelling the Tokyo underground. He...