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by mushroom mike
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Can anyone identify this?
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Re: Can anyone identify this?

Hi there, Inonotus hispidus is quite often found on Ash trees, do you have any pictures of the cap?
by mushroom mike
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:13 pm
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: 157

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

These are known as Peziza, a large genus of saprophytic cup fungus..They grow on the ground or rotting wood. I would say they are quite safe if left alone and shouldn't cause any problems for your dogs. Microscopy would be required to correctly identify this type of fungus.
by mushroom mike
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:00 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: 321

Re: Amanita sp

It has the look of A.excelsa but the smell of raw potatoes points to A.citrina. It's a shame there weren't any mature samples nearby.
by mushroom mike
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Identification please
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Identification please

Hi, These photos were sent to me with limited details. Found on a lawn. I think possibly one of the Entolomas. Identification would be much appreciated. Sorry for the sparse information.
by mushroom mike
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: ID request, think it could be Inonotus Hispidus.
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: ID request, think it could be Inonotus Hispidus.

Hi, was the top of the bracket velvety? Inonotus hispidus is usually found on Ash and apple.Sometimes you can see older,darker remains from previous years on the tree or ground nearby. Mid to late Summer is a good time to spot them before they decay and fall to the ground later on in the year.
by mushroom mike
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Manchester Fungi ID request
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Manchester Fungi ID request

Good photo's but it would be useful to know what type of tree it's growing on as most bracket fungi are host specific. This does look like , Dadaleopsis confragosa, the Blushing Bracket usually found on Salix ( willow ).
by mushroom mike
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Slides
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Slides

Thanks Chris,I would never have guessed. ordered by mistake.
Mike.
by mushroom mike
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Slides
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Slides

Can anyone tell me why some microscope slides have a frosted end?
by mushroom mike
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Pholiota carbonaria for i.d. please.
Replies: 0
Views: 590

Possible Pholiota carbonaria for i.d. please.

Hello, A friend found this fungus yesterday and I wondered if it could be Pholiota carbonaria. The only problem I have is the spore size doesn't match up and it was not on burnt ground, just grass. Details below. Thank's in advance. 1. Cap : Orangey, 35mm across, slightly darker umbo, smooth. 2. Gil...
by mushroom mike
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: I know, I know.Possible Cortinarius
Replies: 2
Views: 597

I know, I know.Possible Cortinarius

Hello, I know, I know, Cortinarius can be a nightmare for the beginner but I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Found at the base of Quercus,from the spores I am thinking C. splendens or C. oreanus, details below. Thank you. 1. Cap : 3cm across, tan, floccose, inrolled margin, no...
by mushroom mike
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Crust fungi, Bracket Fungi etc
Topic: Ramaria stricta
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

Re: Ramaria stricta

Nice collection, great idea of creating a fungi corner. Well impressed.