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Psathyrella

Psathyrella sp.

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Not sure if I have 1 species here, or 2...

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25 Comments (1–25)

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Good on you, E. You'll notice a lot of identification competition.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

There you go! Well done... I think lightworkerpeace was hoping it was something special! I spent 5 hrs tracking it down to get the photo of the gils. That was fun. Anyway it's a very pretty fungi, the sort the faires like!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

lightworkerpeace,rat,Pamsai. ...... I was hundred percent sure that it was Psathyrella! The experts did'nt believe me. :(

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks lightworkerpeace, rattie and Emma for your ID's and comments. Emma you were right, I went back and took a photo of the gils, seems it is Psathyrella!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@lightworkerpeace, with the added focus of looking for it, I found a few more interesting fungi that I had missed before. Some tiny ones also. Will post them later.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@lightworkerpeace,
Well I went back to the forest and it took me 5 hours of walking over and over the paths, but I found it, just as it was getting dark! Added an underneath view here and made a new entry... www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1460900...
Bit too dark for my camera to get very clear shots, sorry.
Hope that helps.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@lightworkerpeace,
Well I went back to the forest and it took me 5 hours of walking over and over the paths, but I found it, just as it was getting dark! Added an underneath view here and made a new entry... www.projectnoah.org/spottings/14609006
Hope that helps.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Okaaaay! Quite a lot to remember when collecting mushrooms or their photos! I'll be much better prepared when I go out next time. Wish me luck that I find this one again and can put all I've learned to good use...

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

Mycelium should always be admired, loved, and photographed (if not grown out on rye berries or a similar substrate).

Picking mushrooms can include a little concern for the mycelium, but not too much. The absolute best thing I know to do is to this: When I find a mushroom I want to collect I grip it by the base of the stem. Slowly, I wiggle it free and pull it out. In then goes into a breathable tupperware container.

For photographs of the gills, I just lay the newly harvested mushroom on its side exactly where I picked it. It's good to get photos of the gills, stem, stem base, and any other interesting features.

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

wow, thanks (do you have another name than rat tumour? It somehow doesn't go with a mushroom enthusiast - at least in my mind)
I am getting so much info about photographing and collecting mushrooms, PN and it's users are amazing! Thanks!

Thanks pamsai, I wouldn't know whether this is a rare mushroom or not but if you're worried about picking the mushroom or mushrooms in general there's a couple of things you can do. One option is to use a small mirror and angle it right to get a photo of the gills. Another is to sterilise a pair of scissors (or a knife) with a lighter or some alcohol hand rub before cutting the stem. I could be wrong but I guess this reduces the chances of the rest of the fungus underground being open to infection as opposed to pulling the whole mushroom up base and everything which might damage the mycelium. Sometimes it might be necessary for an ID to pull up the base but recently I've been trying to avoid it!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Hmm, that's like looking for a needle in a haystack! But I know the general area, so I may just try. I'm here for another week. But it was a big forest with lots of trails through it!

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

@pamsai The destroyed observation was a comment made by another user who attempted to identify the mushroom. She then deleted the comment after realizing it was too early to make an assessment.

If you can rephotograph the species I'm sure it will turn out to be a very cool mushroom that people will appreciate. Hint hint. ;D

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Hi rat.tumour, don't keep quiet, please keep adding your bit, I'm learning heaps...

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

@lightworkerpeace, not sure how to interpret mushroomobserver.org! (http://mushroomobserver.org/110579?q=...)
Checked today, the photo was there with an observation (http://mushroomobserver.org/?page=2) "observation destroyed"
Wish I'd taken a shot of the under cap. It was so delicate, I hated to destroy it. I know better now!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks lightworkerpeace, I think I did better with the ones I spotted yesterday. Tried to get gil and stem photos as well...

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

http://mushroomobserver.org/110579?q=e4I...

It's good, pamsai!

You may have an eye for aesthetics, but it's okay to harvest a mushroom. Especially a cool one. A spore print will also help with identification along with the gill and stem photographs!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

lightworkerpece, I posted it on mushroomobserver.org. Would you check if I did it correctly, please?
http://mushroomobserver.org/110579?q=eGX...

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Emma, lightworkerpeace asked me to post to mushroomobserver.org. Maybe he thinks mine is different. He thinks "Psathyrella" doesn't really match my spotting. Lets see what mushroomobserver.org comes up with... Interesting. Maybe the photo's not clear enough!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Pamsai,you are right about not disturbing mushrooms. I found similar ones which were identified by lightworkerpeace as "Psathyrella"

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

No Emma, but I'm going out again today, so I'll be sure to take photos of the underneath of any I spot. Somehow don't like to disturb them, but I know I have to get photos of the gils for a positive ID. So what else to do!

I'll stop talking now :p!

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 7 years ago

You have a very cool species!

I can't identify it. I thought Psathyrella then Melanophyllum - but none seem to match. Can you post this on mushroomobserver.org ?

Maybe lightworker will have a better idea, at a guess it could be in the Deconica genus. Stem looks similar to D. montana (the photo in Deconica article wikipedia). Nipple shape on the top of a glutinous cap and striations immediately make me think Psilocybe.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/126...
I have a similar one,which I am trying to ID, Did you notice the gills?

pamsai
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Spotted on Sep 17, 2012
Submitted on Sep 19, 2012

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