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by Lancashire Lad
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Slug looking carpet fungus
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Slug looking carpet fungus

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. Your fungus is a "cup" fungus, almost certainly one of the Peziza species. Given the substrate, - (i.e your boat's carpet), I'd be looking at Peziza domiciliana - which, in some regions, does have the common name of "Carpet Cup", although that is not a British Mycologica...
by Lancashire Lad
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Vivarium mushroom
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Vivarium mushroom

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi. Not much more than a guess at this stage, but in general appearance it is vaguely reminiscent of a not quite mature Parasol or Inkcap type of mushroom. However, given the circumstances of its appearance, it could be something quite unusual, or even a new species within t...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 67
Views: 22912

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

The winter so far has been very mild, particularly so in the past few weeks, with almost all of the late January and early February snow on the high fells having now melted. The weather forecast for Tuesday 26th February was for a continuation of the unseasonally high temperatures, with a fine, sunn...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Off-Piste
Topic: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)
Replies: 67
Views: 22912

Re: Perfect Morning - (Revisited!)

A rather belated thanks for your comment, Nelly! :oops: ;) Things have been fairly quiet on the fungi front lately, so I thought I’d catch up on this thread with details of a couple of recent walks. The weather forecast for Saturday 2nd February had suggested a sunny winter’s day. – Although, as thi...
by Lancashire Lad
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Myxo on mossy trunk
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Myxo on mossy trunk

Hi James, Can't be certain, as microscopy would be needed to be sure, but they have the general looks of Physarum album . Pretty common, and can appear on all sorts of herbaceous/leafy/mossy/very rotten wood debris types of substrates: - Physarum album 01a 051111.jpg Physarum album 02b 100412.jpg Ph...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: City centre resident
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: City centre resident

Hi, They are Phaeolepiota aurea - Golden Bootleg. - See: - https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=14&hilit=golden+bootleg&start=228#p3486 Maybe you could edit your post - delete the image, invert it, and reupload it. Photos from mobile phones sometimes end up upside-down, depending on which wa...
by Lancashire Lad
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Can anyone identify this?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

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: 194

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: 504

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: 504

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: 205

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: 504

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/...