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  1. Looks like some type of Agrocybe. I'm not sure which exact species. There are a few Agrocybe that are edible, but they're supposedly not very tasty. You should never eat a wild mushroom unless you're 100% sure of your ID.
  2. This is so true, it hurts. I've found a single morel, and then looked away, and it took me a couple minutes to find it again, even though it was right there.
  3. True enough Dave, and the example you shared is a great example. But the mushroom ChristiaaneWit found looks really really like free gills. A cross section would probably help. And of course, a microscope would easily discern between the two, as you correctly pointed out. We'll probably never know for sure! And this won't be the last time. haha
  4. Entoloma used to be broken up into several genera, but they've eliminated all of them and lumped them all back into Entoloma again. I guess this makes IDing to genus a little easier, as any pink spored mushroom that isn't a Pluteus (with free gill attachment) is probably an Entoloma. It hasn't made IDing the species any easier though, and it wasn't easy to begin with!
  5. The free gills suggests (alongside the probable pink spore colour) that it's Pluteus rather than Entoloma complex.
  6. Oups! Haha. I'm not sure if you can add photos Swamprabbit, but feel free to make a new post
  7. Thanks for confirming that! I wasn't entirely confident because I wasn't sure how pinkish the Mr. George mushrooms were supposed to be.
  8. It's not a mushroom I'm familiar with. I'd describe the spore print pictured as being pink. But from what I read, the spore print should be white to pinkish white. The spore print of what you've found seems much TOO pink to be that mushroom. Also, I don't think the slightly pointy cap is typical of St. George Mushrooms (Calocybe gambosa) either. However, it doesn't does have the sinuate (notched) gill attachment typical of that species. I don't have a better idea, other than some type of Entoloma type mushroom. edit: They're much smaller than Calocybe gambosa as well.
  9. Still snow? Oh wait, I see you're in NW Ontario. Man, did you get hit with that snowfall that hit Manitoba? I don't know how much they got, but it was forecasted to be a bigger storm than seen in decades. 50+ cm. I'm in the Ottawa area, and we're still a ways off too. I went for a hike earlier this week and there was nothing green in the forest yet although most snow is gone (there was a small amount in a sheltered ravine). I'd say 3 weeks at the earliest.
  10. Agreed, definitely a lichen. I keep meaning to learn more about the various genera of lichen. I need to get a good field guide. I have an old ancient one with hand drawn pictures, but it has a key with lots of technical terms, and no glossary, so it's mostly unusable. It's a local field guide for my area, so would be a good compliment to a better guide. Assuming the genera/species names haven't changed too much (which they undoubtedly have 😕 ).
  11. I had never heard of Tulosesus before. From what I gather, it's an offshoot of Coprinellus, of species that somewhat more resemble Parasola? I usually differentiate Coprinellus and Parasola by the former having a universal veil. Which isn't always easy, because Parasola sometimes has granular material ("pileal cystidial elements") that can resemble an universal veil. It's not clear where Tulosesus falls into this. Does it have an universal veil or not? I'm assuming yes, because the species were previously in Coprinellus. Or quite likely the answer is "maybe" or "sometimes". There's not a lot of info for the layman on this new genus out there. I understand why they need to keep mixing up the genera and creating new ones. But I don't have to like it! And to think at one point all the gilled mushrooms were just in Agaricus lol.
  12. I think it's Amanita muscaria vs. guessowii. Also known as Fly Agaric. It also looks a little like Amanita flavoconia, but the striate cap margin (the radial line on the outside edge) and greyish colour of the universal veil on the cap (the warts) makes me think it's the former. A better look at the base of the stem would have helped in this case.
  13. Oh! Hydnum umbilicatum!!! They're more tasty than their more fleshy cousins H. repandum. I think they might even be better than Chantrelles. I used to live in Northern Canada and they were pretty common in wet mossy areas. I don't think I've found them since I've moved further south, only regular Hedgehogs, which are pretty great too. My favourite for eating is Hericium coralloides because they're just so tasty and good. This species is more delicate and branching than the other Hericium species. My favourite for just finding are little Mycena, because they're beautiful. Hard to identify, but I love them all the same, even if many go unidentified. I guess I should give a shoutout to Mitrula, which are little cone shaped mushrooms with a tendency to grow in shallow water in wet areas, and Mitrula is my favourite genus name.
  14. Small correction, "Psilocybin" is a chemical compound found in these mushrooms, not the Family. They are in the Family Hymenogastraceae, and the genus is Psilocybe. As Dave said, this is a mushroom growing kit, so are almost certainly P. cubensis, but you'll find much more experienced opinions on this particular genus/species elsewhere. Hope you were able to find the info you were searching for.
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