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by adampembs
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Amanita sp
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Amanita sp

There were several others coming up. I'll try to go back there later or tomorrow. :)
by adampembs
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Amanita sp
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Amanita sp

Would anyone like to say if this is A.pantherina or A.excelsa? There was no volva, only a swollen base. The ring was badly damaged but plain. Smell of old potatoes. Under beech and oak.
by adampembs
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: unknown fungi found in grass under beech tree
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: unknown fungi found in grass under beech tree

Yes, its common. 4cm is quite big for this though, so it might be a lookalike. Would need more detail (and microscopic info) to be certain of species. https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/para ... atilis.php
by adampembs
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: unknown fungi found in grass under beech tree
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: unknown fungi found in grass under beech tree

Looks like Parasola plicatilis (although there are some other species that look very similar)

regards
by adampembs
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Need fungi experts!
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Need fungi experts!

Just like most plants, the majority of fungi are not sgnificantly poisonous, but not regarded as edible. A bit like grass or wood. People worry more about fungi, for some reason. Quite an impressive display. I encourage you to send us more photos of fungi you find. Be sure to show gills and stem pho...
by adampembs
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this a puffball?
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Is this a puffball?

Puffballs have a central hole to eject the spores. Earthballs split along the sides. So this looks like a puffball.
Quite safe to leave them, just dont put your nose close to one in case you get the "puff" of spores which can bring on hay fever / allergies.
by adampembs
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Is this a puffball?
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Is this a puffball?

A photo in situ always helps. I thought these were growing on the wood! They look like meringues to me, but I'm sure Mike is right. Dogs are way too smart to eat fungi :D My dog has been on 1000s of forays/walks in the woods and apart from an occasional sniff, has not been interested in the slightes...
by adampembs
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible bolete
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Possible bolete

Boletes need a photo with it cut lengthways to show the discolouration pattern.
Like this Image

regards
by adampembs
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Identification of unknown fungus?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Identification of unknown fungus?

I worked as a microbiology technician for 3 years so seeing fungi on agar plates was a daily job. My initial reaction would be Penicillium spp, but I was never trained in ID of food fungi, just growing from stock cultures etc.
by adampembs
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Identification of unknown fungus?
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Identification of unknown fungus?

Welcome to UK Fungi!

Please take a moment to read this FAQ Helping to help you identify your fungus

Specifically, what was the host?

regards
by adampembs
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Need urgent ID
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Need urgent ID

Joysaphine wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:28 pm
You had a chance to help teach me one of the few nature subjects I know little of.
btw I know a lot of naturalists and none I know would make such a claim. :?
by adampembs
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Need urgent ID
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Need urgent ID

Oversensitive a bit perhaps? "Thou protesteth too much" - my reply wasn't that harsh, get a thicker skin! Think of a forum as having its own culture. When you first approach a new forum, understand the prevailing culture and you won't get your fingers burnt. Its like walking into a stranger's living...