anyone know what this wired thing is

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anyone know what this wired thing is

Post by rats » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:56 pm

Hi fungi uk
found this today (November mid) Sheffield
between and under some rotten wood planks so they must of grown up in the dark, there was a rats skull next to them just to set the scene.
unfortunately i only took a few photos, and thought i could go home and find them on the internet, but i cant. Now im really interested.
anyone know
thanks
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Re: anyone know what this wired thing is

Post by rats » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:45 pm

still cant find anything online!
Mycena family? a bonnet?
ta

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Re: anyone know what this wired thing is

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:50 am

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

With just one photo, no details as to physical size, and lack of other essential information, it is usually impossible to make any confident suggestions regarding species identification.

For future reference, if you have an ongoing interest in the subject, please take a moment to read http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=49 HELP US TO HELP YOU TO IDENTIFY YOUR FINDS, to see the sort of information generally needed when trying to identify people's finds.
If you read that post, you will see that a lot of information can be required in order to obtain confident ID suggestions. - And much of that information wouldn't necessarily be obvious to someone new to fungi identification. Almost all of us will have found that out very quickly when we first started!
We appreciate that you might not always be able to obtain all the necessary information, but the more details that can be provided, the better your chances will be.

All that said, I do think that you are correct with your suggestion of Mycena.
From experience, as I have seen and photographed similar looking examples, I would suggest that they have the general looks of emerging Mycena arcangeliana (Angels Bonnet). e.g.: -
Mycena arcangeliana - Angel's Bonnet.
Mycena arcangeliana - Angel's Bonnet.
Your find may well be that species, but in the absence of more mature specimens having been confirmed in the immediate vicinity, and no chance of microscopy etc., that is really no more than a best guess based on the similar looks.

Regards,
Mike.
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Re: anyone know what this wired thing is

Post by rats » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:37 pm

great, thanks for that, they looked amazing with the hairy grey stem and yellow cap.
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