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    The study of mushrooms, hiking, the outdoors, music, playing guitar, art, painting and drawing ext.

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  1. Thank you for the ID conformation! Really cool! I've been wanting to find Jack 'o Lantern in the wild but I haven't found them yet. I would like to be able to see bioluminescence in a mushrooms; however, I am reluctant to take a mushroom home unless necessary for further id or if I intend on eating the mushroom. I know it probably isn't a big deal, but I try to disturb the ecosystem as little as possible. What do you think, is this concern warranted?
  2. I am not sure. I might try and find out later today. I think it is likely an oak considering the location I found it in. I am still not to savvy on tree identification. I can recognize trees on a basic level. Like I can say, "oh that is a pine, or that that is oak", but not much beyond that.. Do know any websites or other resources that can help me improve my tree identification skills? And I was curious about edibility of this species, especially when frozen. Will it still be good thawed out? Should I take any other precautions like taking a spore print?
  3. I found this mushroom the day before yesterday. Did a little research, and found that it resembles Panellus stiptickus. I read that this mushroom is bioluminescent so I went back after sunset and found that it does not glow in the dark. It has somewhat scaly leathery texture and no discernable scent. Anyone know what these could be?
  4. Found this mushroom today while hiking here in Mississippi. it was completely frozen. I think it might be in the genus pleurotus, maybe p. Dryinus what do y'all think?
  5. What an amazing little organism. Very hard to take a picture of something so small. My camera is definitely not good enough to take a picture that close up, it would never focus. It looks like something you would see on an alien planet, or maybe on the bottom of the ocean. The diversity of life on our planet never fails to fascinate and excite me.
  6. I know right! I thought they were little mushrooms. I have seen lichen plenty of times before, but never anything like this. I had no idea that lichen is both plant (algae) and fungi. I just assumed it was just a plant similar to moss. But looking at these pictures it makes sense that lichen would contain a fungal component. Here are some more pictures I took when the sun finally came out. These photos are unedited other than cropping and rotation.
  7. I'm glad we could all learn something from this. I tried to take some more detailed photos today. Well, the resolution of the photos on my phone look way better. There must be a limit on how detailed photos can be that are uploaded.
  8. I had this suspicion. Never seen anything like it before. When I saw it I kind of got excited. I find it fascinating how much it resembles fungi. Thank you for sharing the link! Well I just looked up on Wikipedia and found out lichen is in the fungal kingdom. I didn't know this, I'm still fairly new to mycology.
  9. I found these tiny mushrooms today at work. I am currently working in Hot Springs Arkansas. They were growing on top of some wooden posts. The caps of these mushrooms were as small as the tip of a ball point pen, probably the smallest mushrooms I have ever found. Does anyone know what these are? Whatever they are, aren't they cool looking?!
  10. So, I was was wondering if there is a way to separate the alcohol from the tincture, and if so how would you do that?
  11. When you want to identify a mushrooms, I would suggest that you take a picture as soon as you come across them. This way, you can capture them in their natural habitat where the lighting is likely better and they are in better condition. This also can provide crucial information such as what kind of substrate the mushroom is growing from, or what the mycelium looks like. I will lay belly down in the dirt to get a good photo of a mushroom.
  12. It would help to see the underside of one. Make sure to dig up the whole mushroom from underneath the ground, sometimes key identifying features can be below the base. Also take a spore print if possible. Those are LBMs (little brown mushrooms), which are notoriously difficult to identify because there are so many different varieties. Sometimes it even takes microscopy to narrow it all the way down to the specific species. Pinch the mushroom, to see if it bruises a certain color, this can be helpful as well. I suspect those mushrooms are a species of Coprinopsis.
  13. I did not know that, good to know. I see a lot of Armillaria tabescens here in Ms, or I should say, what I suspected to be A. Tabescens. I have never noticed this bruising before. Thank you for the info Dave!
  14. What is that purple I am seeing on some of caps in the last picture?
  15. How thick is that mushroom? I would also like to see a picture of where it was growing. Was growing in a cluster in a bracket like formation? I think it could be trametes versicolor (turkey tail). However, it looks considerably different than any turkey tail I have ever found.
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