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by Chris Yeates
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Compact/Portable cameras
Replies: 36
Views: 21430

Re: Compact/Portable cameras

I would recommend also having a look at https://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_g9xii (I presume there may well be later versions). I love mine and also got it as a carry-everywhere workhorse; it's extremely light (c200gm) and while I have been a lifetime Nikon DSLR man (4 different b...
by Chris Yeates
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID help fungus on silage bales
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: ID help fungus on silage bales

I first saw it on this substrate in North Yorkshire on Christmas Eve 1995. A fascinating fungus with an "interesting" sex life . . . https://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/feb2000.html
by Chris Yeates
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 860
Views: 372335

Re: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)

I can't believe that this is the first posting on this thread since the 3rd week in October:
Tricholoma scalpturatum
Tricholoma scalpturatum 0a.jpg
by Chris Yeates
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Unknown fungi
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Unknown fungi

I may be coming to this rather late, but that wrinkled surface makes me think of a Serpula species; not necessarily dry rot (unlikely outdoors), perhaps S. himantioides compare with https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/2038036846/fullscreen . However, as Mike has suggested there must be a wood sour...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Help with uploading photos, please.
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Help with uploading photos, please.

Despite all the above you will never (with the exception of a couple of instances* in a large genus) be able to name an Entoloma without a microscope - and even then it can be very tricky.
Chris

* this is not one of those instances . . .
by Chris Yeates
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Ascocoryne sarcoides
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: Ascocoryne sarcoides

Given we are in Covid times, the answer might be understandable . . .
. . . otherwise why ask if you're not going to notice / acknowledge responses? ::sigh::
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: sand dune fungi
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: sand dune fungi

. . . Only Sea Buckthorn in the dunes . . . Keep an eye open for Fomitiporia ( Phellinus ) hippophaeicola ; there is a least one previous Somerset record - Berrow Dunes. Cheers Chris PS I've just read a bit about Berrow Dunes, and seen some images - looks like mycological heaven - dune systems is o...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: sand dune fungi
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: sand dune fungi

Of course the irony is that there are probably at least three identifiable fungi on those dead grass stems . . .
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: sand dune fungi
Replies: 10
Views: 840

Re: sand dune fungi

Hi Paul sorry you have spent (wasted) 2 hours on this. How did you spend that time - I hope not looking at pictures on the web . . . ? It's not a Mycena (too robust); Melanoleuca ( perhaps -marginally - the best guess) would need microscopy; microscopy doesn't usually help with Clitocybe - it's a ge...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Ascocoryne sarcoides
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: Ascocoryne sarcoides

Hi Alan check out Zotto Baral's fantastic web resource - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5SeyOEkxxZhYVZub0N1aGY5YTg specifically , in this case, https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5SeyOEkxxZhRE9PME9FWHpFR2c - move 4 images to the right, then six down and you shall find your answer me ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Newbie here and help with ID request please
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Newbie here and help with ID request please

Hi I cannot agree with the suggested ID. That scaly stem is wrong for Psathyrella and certainly wrong for P. piluliformis (apart from its appearance I've never seen P. piluliformis fruitbodies scattered like that, they're always clustered). I'd be looking around Strophariaceae - Stropharia / Pholiot...
by Chris Yeates
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Oak Milkcap?
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Oak Milkcap?

(who has bedbugs these days though!) The zoming, colour change and habitat are good. They keep coming back - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/oct/21/bedbugs-invaded-new-york - one day I'll tell you my funny story about bed bugs and Kuala Lumpur from when I was a museum curator . . . . What's ...