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by Lancashire Lad
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Can anyone identify this?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Can anyone identify this?

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. Re your find - It isn't a fungus, (although fungus has a role in its formation), It's Hair Ice! - See this thread: - https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=295&p=7497&hilit=hair+ice#p1486 . Hair Ice (02) - 26-11-16.jpg Hair Ice (03) - 26-11-16.jpg Regards, Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Sarcoscypha austriaca
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Sarcoscypha austriaca

Hi, Not sure why you would think corkscrew excipular hairs would be a pitfall re S.austriaca ? Wavy to corkscrew excipular hairs are the norm for S.austriaca . The description and key below are from page 13 of Field Mycology Journal, Volume 3(1), January 2002: - Sarcoscypha (Fr.) Boud., 1885 Type: S...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: Upgrade

Hi Adam, I quite like that! - It certainly fills the usable space nicely on my monitor, and looks (to my mind) less obtrusive and somehow "tidier" than the Toucan theme. I can imagine it would allow for multiple image thumbnails to be horizontally located rather than vertically, making them easier t...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: Upgrade

I agree the unread posts colour coding was useful so its a shame to lose that. Yes, I think that being able to see where new posts are immediately upon logging in, is important. Regards, Mike. Just noticed that unread posts are actually shown (when logged in) by the margins of the "Toucan Icon" bei...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Flammulina velutipes
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Possible Flammulina velutipes

Hello Bob, Yes Flammulina velutipes for your first. (Unless the powers that be have changed the name or decided to split things up because of genome sequencing etc. :roll: :D ) As for your second, I'd be looking at something like Nectria or Neonectria , but wouldn't like to hazard a guess as to part...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: Upgrade

. . . do people prefer the previous theme or this one? . . . Personally, being a bit of a dinosaur on such things, I do prefer the previous theme. It was more discreet / less intrusive. This new theme has elements that, (to me), don't gel well. (e.g. The little toucan face icons and the red topics/...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: Upgrade

Hi Adam, When logged in, there is no longer any indication on the main homepage to let people know that new (unread posts) have been made. Only when you have actually navigated to a forum that does contain unread posts, do you see a small red marker, at the left hand side of the title of the unread ...
by Lancashire Lad
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: Upgrade

Hi Adam, 11:35am Friday 11th January. You've obviously been doing more work on the site in the interim, so to update you on what I'm seeing: - The multiple image & text problems mentioned in my post above now seem to be resolved, but the PHP-BB "header" is still showing on some pages - as below: - C...
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:27 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: 762
Views: 151964

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

Nice find Chris,

I was only mentioning that very same species to someone earlier today - although we didn't find any!

My fungus of the day is: -

Terana caerulea - Cobalt Crust: -
Cobalt Crust - Terana caerulea.jpg
Terana caerulea - Cobalt Crust.
Regards,
Mike.
by Lancashire Lad
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Website discussion
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: Upgrade

Hi Adam, It looks like this upgrade has messed up a lot of the posts that have several images included again. eg a few examples of what's typically gone wrong: - https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=223#p1099 (Text moved and images overlapping) https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=40...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Slime mould on silver birch trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Slime mould on silver birch trunk

Hi James, If it is C.nigra , the microscopy should be pretty easy, as all you really need to check is that the spores, which look brown under transmitted light of a microscope, are spherical, about 9-10µm in diameter, and faintly warted or nearly smooth. Several good photos of C.nigra spores come up...
by Lancashire Lad
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Slime mould on silver birch trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Slime mould on silver birch trunk

Hi James, Nice to know that my suggestion is looking good! As for your myxo, I strongly suspect it will be one of the Comatricha species - maybe Comatricha nigra (which it definitely has the looks of, and which is very common). However, I'd still say that you would have to do the microscopy on this ...