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Dave W

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  1. Need to see photos of fruit bodies in better condition and harvested so that different aspects may be photographed.
  2. I don't know Boletus patrioticus; it's a species of SE NA. Looking at a few sources it seems this is at least a possibility.It may help to see what one of these looks like after it's vertically sectioned. https://boletes.wpamushroomclub.org/product/boletus-patrioticus/
  3. I don't know the species Favolus teniculus; probably a subtropical species that does not occur up here in PA. Interesting find. Online photos of F. teniculus look like a good match for the ones seen in these photos.
  4. I haven't dehydrated S. spraguei. When I find unexpanded young ones I harvest them and use them fresh. A tasty mushroom, probably good dried. I'll need to check some Trumpet spots.
  5. Maybe a species of Mycetinis. This genus is housed within the Family Marasmiaceae. A slug could have claimed it, although 30 minutes seems like pretty quick work for a slug. In rainy weather mushrooms can decay very quickly.
  6. I agree, Rickenella fibula. I found a pair last Friday https://mushroomobserver.org/468879?q=1j9dc .
  7. I think these are a species of Armillaria. As mentioned above, getting a spore print color from a more mature one would settle Pholiota vs. Armillaria.
  8. Interesting. No guess about the ID. Spore print color? I wonder if these mushrooms are naturally this dark or if there's something in the substrate that's causing them to be so dark?
  9. Agree with Jeff. One of the species in the Leucoagaricus rubrotinctus group.
  10. I think these may be Marasmius nigrodiscus.
  11. Amanita ID generally requires seeing the entire stalk, which would need to be carefully extracted from the soil. I think the large pale ones may be Amanita muscaria var. guessowii. The very pale cap color is interesting. Sometimes the yellow pigment on the cap of this species fades, but if you section the cap you see a thin yellow like beneath the whitish outer surface. Are the brighter yellow ones the same species? Difficult to say. Not much info to glean from the photos of those yellow ones seen beneath the grass. These past few days I have been in a few places where 4-5 different species of Amanita were growing within eyesight.
  12. I'm actually not sure either --about just avoiding the yellow part. But, I like to play it safe.
  13. C. cyathiformis and C. craniiformis are virtually identical except for the color of the mature spores. The best puffball for eating is Calvatia gigantea. But these "Skull-shaped Puffballs" are also good. rbenn, it looks like yours is beginning to turn yellow inside. I would eat only ones that are completely white inside.
  14. Agree with Jeff, species of Tylopilus. If not bitter (ie. mild tasting) then maybe T. indecisus http://www.mushroomexpert.com/tylopilus_indecisus.html . T. ferrugineus is similar, except it generally has a brown stipe. T. tabacinus is a similar mushroom with bitter taste; more common south of PA https://boletes.wpamushroomclub.org/product/tylopilus-tabacinus/ .
  15. I would not eat these. Some species of Strpoharia --unlike the good edible S. rugosoannulata-- have questionable edibility. A few are suspected to be toxic. Compare with S. hardii. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/stropharia_hardii.html
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