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  2. The top picture is oyster mushrooms, not white chants
  3. I think that it's some kind of gray slime mold but have no idea of the species. It might be easier to identify if/when fruiting structures develop.
  4. Hello, can anyone identify this please? This is in central Texas. The soil is majority Branyon Clay (old Alluvium) and this land is used for hay farming. Tifton 85 hay is pictured, dead and alive. Thanks,
  5. Just found these on a bike ride at a location where I have harvested oyster mushrooms before, but I wanted to check here first! They have the licorice smell and were found growing in an overlapping pattern on the bark of a dead, fallen tree. They had some beetles and white worms in the gills, but they were able to be cleaned out. None of the mushrooms were bug-eaten. Is it safe to say these are oyster mushrooms? Thank you for your help!
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  7. Second bucket is starting to produce. Look at this tremendous second flush on a jar of wide range oyster!
  8. Hi welcome! This is a great forum people are really helpful. Generally- for ID's it is necessary to see the entire mushroom, the base of the stalk, the gills or underside of the cap etc. because often times distinguishing features can be found in those spots. And taking a spore print generally helps too- just cut the cap from the stem and leave it on tin foil for a few/24 hours and it will leave a "print," The color of the print will help with the ID as well.
  9. Recently I've become interested in mushroom hunting, really quite new. Looking for help identifying these two different types. Thanks a bunch!
  10. Hey Dave, I believe the old ones are the same species, they were all in the same small area, of course I can't say for sure. You were right I got a much darker print after a few more hours. Thanks for your help! After looking at as many photos as I can find of L. lacrymabunda and P/L rugocephala, I do think the caps bear a stronger resemblance to rugocephala.
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  12. Yes, the antlers on bucks at our hunting club typically have these colors.
  13. Are these mushrooms robust, with fairly thick stalks? Or are they small/fragile with thin stalks? To discuss mushroom ID it is usually necessary to see examples of the entire mushrooms.
  14. Is the young one seen in the top 4 photos the same species as the old ones seen in the bottom photo? I think if the spore print was allowed to develop over a longer time period, you would get a thicker print and the color would appear much darker. One species to check is Psathyrella rugocephala (aka, Lacrymaria rugocephala). There seems to be a fair amount of confusion about this species. Most field guides list it as a look-alike for Psathyrella delineata. But, as per a discussion I recently had, there appears to be evidence to suggest that this species is more similar to Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (quite common). The mushroom seen in the top 4 photos reminds me of L. lacrymabunda, only with a radially wrinkled cap. Not much info seems to be available on P/L. rugocephala. Here's Mushroom Expert on L. lacrymabunda (aka. L. velutina). https://www.mushroomexpert.com/lacrymaria_velutina.html
  15. Actually, this one looks to be in good condition. I checked a couple other possibilities; white spored saprobic species that occur in Spring. Bonomyces sinopicus has decurrent gills and is colored reddish-brown. Also, habitat does not check. Neolentinus lepideus. I think this should be considered. Although mushrooms of this species often have decurrent gills, this is not always the case. Gill attachment for N. lepideus is variable. I wonder if there may be a piece of wood buried under the mulch/chips? N. lepideus grows on --usually large-- pieces of conifer wood, stumps, or logs. If correct, the flesh of this mushroom should be quite firm.
  16. These mushrooms are growing in my yard and I am afraid my dog is eating them. I picked them all out but it would give me great relief to know these are not poisonous.
  17. Found a few of these growing in the woods today. Gills are attached, I did not see any real sign of a partial veil on any of their stalks, but maybe the white fringe around the cap is one? Spore print was a light grey. Seems pretty neutral, I'm not seeing any lilac in it. The stem is hollow. The white fringe around the cap quickly disappeared, as I write this it is no longer present. Here is one of the cap and spore print, and these are some nearby mushrooms I'm somewhat confident are the same species. Possibly I'll get a darker print if I wait longer...
  18. I didn't have Tricholomopsis on my list of white spored gilled mushrooms. This mushroom was accompanied by several Stropharia rugosoannulatas in a bed of wood chips and needles. We had a nice rain 2 days ago. I'll have to check it for an example of something fresher. Thanks Dave.
  19. I have no info regarding how common is this type mushroom --nor any of the Gymnopilus species-- in the UK.
  20. Viewed this post for a minute a few days ago, and then forgot to return to it. No confident proposal. The gill edges appear to be crenulate and marginate (darker color). Seems like this should be readily identifiable. Maybe there's something I'm just not thinking of. The mushroom reminds me of genus Tricholomopsis. T. rutilans is a species that is often found during the latter part of Spring. But, T. rutilans generally shows more color, yellow gills and reddish/purplish scales on the cap. Here's an example from last year of a mushroom IDed as T. rutilans that appears to lack the prominent color https://mushroomobserver.org/380255?q=1E4ty T. formosa has a cap with prominent brown scales. https://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/544083?obs=211932 But I don't think it's either of these species.
  21. Hey Dave, thanks for your response. I think the blue staining is a trick of the lighting, but it could be an indication that it's aeruginosus. However, is this species common in the UK? I've attached some more pictures of the cap, in case that helps.
  22. Very likely these represent some species of Gymnopilus. One of the caps appears to show a patch of bluish stain. If so, then these may be something other than G. junonius (which reportedly does not stain). Also, the scaly cap surface is not typical for G. junonius. Maybe consider G. aeruginosus. The robust types of Gymnopilus can be tricky to ID to exact species, and some mycologists believe that the name G. junonius represents a cluster of similar species.
  23. Typically what happens to a post on MO after a few people look it over and vote on the proposal?
  24. Found in SW England growing on a buried tree stump. Strong mushroom smell. Any help much appreciated! 😊
  25. I guess I need to travel more. I did not think there was enough rain in Dubai to make an agaric mushroom grow
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