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'Non-magic mushroom' sp.

Deconica sp.


maybe 1cm across growing on unimproved grassland



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Thanks for the site and advice! I'm just waiting for a few more fungi I want to look at under the scope and then, hopefully, I'll put it through that key

lightworkerpeace 11 years ago

Try this one:

What shape are the spores?

I've got a free key to genus level but no key for Deconica I don't think

I've borrowed one from a friend, It's an immersion oil scope (at it's highest magnification). I've calibrated the reticle and tried looking at a couple of fungi. I also bought some immersion oil which I've used successfully and a red dye; I've never used that.

lightworkerpeace 11 years ago

Taking a spore print does the following:
Tells me the color of the print

With a microscope it will also tell you:
The spore shape and length/width

Do you have access to a scope or plan on owning one some day?

cheers! I've just uploaded a spore print photo. I put sticky tape on top of the spore print so can't get to them, would it be possible to just use a gill fragment do you know?

lightworkerpeace 11 years ago

This is aesthetic! You should take the opportunity to study the features of this mushroom! It is probably just a Deconica species. If you take a spore print on tin foil and then take a glass microscope slide and snag some spores, you can can a better idea of the species.

Compare to Deconica montana.

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High Peak, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Sep 18, 2012
Submitted on Sep 18, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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