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Blood Red Webcap

Cortinarius sanguineus


These can be used to dye fabric a red colour: . The third image shows the cotton socks I tried to dye. For the one on the left I used iron sulphate as the mordant and for the one on the right I used regular table salt. I didn't 'scour' the socks properly before dying maybe that's where I went wrong?


bk?? on the right of the path somewhere here

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Ben Ferris
Ben Ferris 6 years ago

I do not think you can put stuff like that on here we only allow wildlife and sorry about fluffy and speedy.

patty 6 years ago

Oh, I see... I imagine that it also has to do with how someone raises them, it is not the same to be taken care of than to be running wild. I heard of people with mice too now that I think of it. Fluffy was a nice name and Speedy too.

yes we have rats as pets in the UK, I guess they're often viewed as disease carrying creatures. It's possible to get 'Weil's disease' here from contact with rat urine but I think it's wild rats you have to worry about not domesticated ones.

patty 6 years ago

Did you have rats or hamsters? We don´t have rats as pets here...

same here, it's in memory of my rat 'fluffy' who we had to put down because of the large tumour on her belly. Speedy her sister died shortly afterwards from loneliness

patty 6 years ago

Do you study rats? I feel sorry for rats who have tumours...Greetings

England, United Kingdom

Lat: 51.46, Long: -1.14

Spotted on Nov 7, 2012
Submitted on Nov 10, 2012

Spotted for mission

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