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Old 04-18-2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default a few fungal encounters

I know next to nothing about mushrooms
- doesn't mean I don't appreciate 'em.
I find them so intriguing and other worldly - thought I'd share a few ...

first two are earthstar mushrooms photographed in Oct/06
the "shelf" and "brain" Feb/09
and the "fungus w/ fungus" end of June/06

any tidbits about these folks is welcome.
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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A person with a fungus fetish. How cool is that!

1) Geastrum saccatum?
2) Trametes suaveolens?
3) Not a Tremella/Brain fungus. Could use more photos. Underside and from other angles could help.
4) Shhhhh… privacy please… it’s sporing. Psst... sporing is not a real word. Have no idea what it is.
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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Save the first ones after they open up to make decorations on a natural Christmas tree. Spray glue on them and lightly sprinkle them with a small amount of pixy dust glitter.They look just like twikling stars! Have you ever made spore prints?
Whip some egg whites and paint it on a piece of paper. Cut the stem off any mushroom and lay gill side down. Let set overnight and you will dicover many patterns have unfolded before you. It's pretty cool.
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:34 PM   #4
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The first two DO look spaceships.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:07 PM   #5
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Wow, those are so pretty! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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Default Morganella pyriformis?

Found this while digging holes today. Some sort of a puff-ball.
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:02 PM   #7
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I got one for ya. Anyone know what this one is? Found it in my backyard growing from a stump.

PS - please don't scream. I'm killin' the ivy, slow but sure.
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Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam... just kidding. We all have our invasives to get rid of. I don't know what it is. I have never seen anything like that. Sylvan Springs is in Colorado? Anything pop out at you resembling it from photos at this site, Colorado Mushrooms - Mushroom Identification and Reference - Mushroom Hunting?
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Here's a place I sent a photo to once and they replied to me with what it was, Identify Mushrooms. You could try these folk too, MushroomExpert.Com
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:16 AM   #10
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Sylvan Springs is in Alabama, but thanks for the info. I'll check them out anyway. Maybe I'll find it. Also found stinkhorn and lots of red ones that turn yellow and orange as they open.
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