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by adampembs
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Forage or Foray? The difference explained
Replies: 9
Views: 10

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

Chris Johnson wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:24 am
Perhaps this thread need moving, it's detracting from its original purpose.

Chris
Agreed and done!
by adampembs
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Forage or Foray? The difference explained
Replies: 9
Views: 10

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

Adam & Mike - I think this probably isn't the right forum for me and it's time to move on. I think I'll give this fungi foray site a go http://www.fungiforays.co.uk/. All the best Marc I see no forum there... A little bit of picking fungi for eating is sustainable, the problem is the foraging craze...
by adampembs
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Forage or Foray? The difference explained
Replies: 9
Views: 10

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

Hi Marc, no foray and forage mean different things entirely as you can see in any dictionary. You are welcome to take part in our forum, however we have a rule against identifying fungi for the purposes of eating. The same rule applies to fungi as to orchids. Few of the prize edible fungi are very c...
by adampembs
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: UI ?bolete on well rotted beech stump Oct 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: UI ?bolete on well rotted beech stump Oct 2018

There are a group of very similar species one of which is Xerocomus (or Xerocomellus) cisalpinus. I wouldn't say it was this, as species determination in this genus is tricky.
by adampembs
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Apple tree fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Apple tree fungi

And a shame "Shropshirelass" never replied after so many people commented on her post. A thank you never hurts. ;)
by adampembs
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Does anyone know what these are
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Does anyone know what these are

Wow, yeah. :o It doesn't end there: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-angels-bonnet-mycena-arcangeliana-gilled-fungi-on-stump-49237211.html?p=94906&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3dFungi%26qt_raw%3dFungi%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%...
by adampembs
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Does anyone know what these are
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Does anyone know what these are

A timely reminder not to trust some images on the web: https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-clump-of-mycena-aetites-or-drab-bonnet-mushrooms-growing-in-a-lawn-89382461.html . certainly an inkcap growing from buried wood - my advice, save your £11.99 (or if you are a "large business" your £179.99). :...
by adampembs
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Does anyone know what these are
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Does anyone know what these are

I'd like to see the gill colour to be sure, but they look like small inkcaps (if the gills are dark) but they could also be Mycena if the gills are pale. Check the gills on older ones to see the colour. Either way, neither are known to be poisonous, and you probably have more poisonous plants growin...
by adampembs
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Will this fungus harm my children / pets FAQ?
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Will this fungus harm my children / pets FAQ?

Do we need a standard FAQ reply on this subject? Many garden plants are very poisonous, so why do fungi get singled out for these type of question? Perhaps Im being unfair, and gardeners forums get asked the same question? Laburnums, daffodils, ivy, yew, According to this article, the author does ge...
by adampembs
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Forage or Foray? The difference explained
Replies: 9
Views: 10

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

Orange birch boletus (Leccinum versipelle) in lovely ancient woodland. A great foraging day in late September... MarcP1100833.JPG Hi Marc, just a note that we dont encourage foraging on this site. Unlike, say blackberries or nettles, fungi very rarely appear in such numbers where foraging doesn't h...
by adampembs
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Unidentified tropical fungi
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Unidentified tropical fungi

I think the task you are setting yourself is impossible without those resources, especially microscopy. Each species needs to be properly described, with full field notes, dried samples for full microscopical analysis. I understand field equipment is limited, but samples can be preserved for study w...
by adampembs
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Found this in my garden and want to no if it's safe as I have dogs and a 2year olds
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Found this in my garden and want to no if it's safe as I have dogs and a 2year olds

And remember, these are only the fruiting bodies. You can't remove the fungus, which is a part of the soil. A healthy soil has fungi and bacteria as well as worms and other invertebrates .