Fungi identification

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby Cugel » 14 Sep 2019, 5:44pm

More mushrooms, as the fungi season gets into full swing. There's even a small coral fungus for Tangled.

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby Tangled Metal » 14 Sep 2019, 10:50pm

I really wish I could upload the coral fungi photo I took. It was nicely branched with a shiny, slightly texturised surface and with the background of brown pine needles it really stood out. Nature most beautiful.

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Sep 2019, 6:21am

Could you draw it perhaps?

I am very wary of fungi, but I collect a lot of fruit
If I find a 'new' plum or cherry tree I just eat a few fruits, in case of digestive problems (never had any)
The early plums are great, very healthy, filling too
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Re: Fungi identification

Postby pwa » 15 Sep 2019, 8:41am

In the news today, a Welsh mushroom hunter.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49687905

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby Cugel » 15 Sep 2019, 9:01am

Tangled Metal wrote:I really wish I could upload the coral fungi photo I took. It was nicely branched with a shiny, slightly texturised surface and with the background of brown pine needles it really stood out. Nature most beautiful.


A scanner?

A once spent about a month scanning all my old slides, negs and even some prints. The scanning didn't take too much time but cleaning the results up in Photoshop took ages. No matter how hard you try to clean the negs and slides, the results get infested with lots of teeny dust and hair shadow that must be de-spotted away.

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Re: Fungi identification

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby Cugel » 15 Sep 2019, 9:05am

pwa wrote:In the news today, a Welsh mushroom hunter.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49687905


That lot of porcini is a fine fungi find. I feel the envy but also the increased motivation to go a-seeking-oh.

In half an hour the dogs will be walked, again frustrated by a lack of stick-throwing as I bumble about the forest depths trying to discover some even bigger porcini. In truth I still wouldn't pick and eat them, as their spores need to be cast about so they continue to flourish. Photographing them is enough for me.

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby Cugel » 15 Sep 2019, 4:13pm

No new fungal-type items found today, although there is a profusion of those types already photographed. Since I am now macro-obsessed, the wee camera was employed on other lens fodder.

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All these flowers/flower-clumps were between 1 and 2 cm in diameter.

Cugel, also now seeking insects and other wee live things.

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Sep 2019, 4:25pm

Cunobelin wrote:Fungi recognition apps
Bear in mind that this is an American site. Some of the apps (e.g. the Rogers Mushrooms one - which evolved from a popular book published in Britain) may be suitable for British and European mushrooms; others will not be. Although some species are found on both sides of the Atlantic, in general the American species are quite different from ours.

When we visited the Appalachians a few years ago, we saw several mushrooms. I could not identify any of them. I certainly didn't pick any!
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Re: Fungi identification

Postby Mike Sales » 15 Sep 2019, 4:33pm

A friend of mine once ate some Amanita Muscaria in pursuit of a psychedelic experience. She did not get one, but was in quite a state for a few hours.

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Sep 2019, 4:46pm

Cugel, vocab!
FSO: Fungus-Shaped-Objects
Fascinating too are lichens and mosses, how they grow on the sunny or shaded sides of boulders
Amy LWMs, Large Wild Mammals?
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Re: Fungi identification

Postby Cugel » 15 Sep 2019, 5:43pm

brynpoeth wrote:Cugel, vocab!
FSO: Fungus-Shaped-Objects
Fascinating too are lichens and mosses, how they grow on the sunny or shaded sides of boulders
Amy LWMs, Large Wild Mammals?


Fungus shaped objects? No, so far all the photos have been of actual real funguses rather than clay models or even plastic ones, placed in the forest just to fool the likes of me. I know because I sniff and poke at them, see?

Lichens & mosses! They'll be next to get sucked down me lens on to the teeny electronic soul-capturing device. Unlike the fungi fruiting bodies, lichens seem long-lived. Mosses hang about for a while too.

The only LWMs to be seen in Brechfa are the Welsh drivers of VLMs (Very Large Machines) along with the odd cuddy being ridden by fierce women with whips or crops. (No spurs, mind). Some are large ladies but most are quite svelte and comely, if inclined to glare. Some MTB riders believe themselves to be a bit wild but in reality they are big softies who think a 10 mile ride is really, really long. :-)

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby pwa » 15 Sep 2019, 6:00pm

Cugel wrote:
pwa wrote:In the news today, a Welsh mushroom hunter.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49687905


That lot of porcini is a fine fungi find. I feel the envy but also the increased motivation to go a-seeking-oh.

In half an hour the dogs will be walked, again frustrated by a lack of stick-throwing as I bumble about the forest depths trying to discover some even bigger porcini. In truth I still wouldn't pick and eat them, as their spores need to be cast about so they continue to flourish. Photographing them is enough for me.

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Sustainable harvesting is the key. Take some and leave some. The main organism continues living beneath the surface, of course, so you taking a few fruiting bodies will have little negative impact. If I were sure of the identification, one large mushroom would be more than enough for a meal.

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby PDQ Mobile » 15 Sep 2019, 6:18pm

I once found a hoard of Penny Buns quite similar to the upthread pictured ones in Wales.

We harvested a couple of full sized bags full and dried most of them. Lasted couple of years. It was after one of the dry summers in the 80's.

Secret places!
However upon rejoining the footpath nearby voices were heard.
It was David Bellamy (remember him?) leading a field group. He had just found a single Penny Pun and was holding forth.
I passed by with my plunder with a mere polite "nice day" and an inner smile!

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Re: Fungi identification

Postby 661-Pete » 15 Sep 2019, 6:26pm

Meanwhile, here in Sussex....

....zilch. :(

Passed a few measly Lactarius (inedible) in a damp spot, during our walk across the Common this afternoon, but elsewhere it's been far too dry. Unless we get plenty of rain in the next few weeks, this year will draw a blank.

Similarly in France. We saw nothing there. Yes there were cèpes on sale in LeClerc - don't know where they get them from. Certainly not locally.
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