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  3. Hoosierfunguy

    Microscope help

    I don't know how many people get notification of new topics, but several people check a few times per week. It's definitely not a large group of people, but the quality of knowledgeable people is rich, in my opinion. Makes me feel like a novice...oh, wait....I am a novice...lol
  4. dcloin

    Microscope help

    Thanks for the reply. Being new to this forum I guess I need to realize it may not see a lot of activity every day. I’ll wait patiently.
  5. Hoosierfunguy

    Microscope help

    Give it time. Someone will come along and help you out. I personally haven't had any experience using a microscope (besides 8th grade science class). I know they're useful in identifying some mushrooms, but usually positive IDs can be made with the obvious characteristics seen by the naked eye.
  6. dcloin

    Microscope help

    Hmmm I’m starting to wonder if anyone here uses a microscope to help with identification.
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  8. My son and myself(28 & 48) have begun to get more interested in searching for and identifying mushroom species. I’m trying to find a decent microscope to help. I believe I read somewhere that 1000x was necessary. I’ve attached some pics and information. If anyone has suggestions or advice, I’m all ears. I’m not opposed to buying new if necessary, just checking options since I’m not really sure what exactly to get.
  9. Dhuntington

    Id help

    Found these groing on an old log. If anyone has any ideas let me know
  10. framergirl72

    Study Guides to the Latin Names of Fungi

    Wow! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🤩
  11. cilkrock

    Can someone identify?

    Wow, an immediate answer! Now I have looked on your sites Indiana species page and was able to find name provided and have learned more. Thank you, love this site!
  12. hoosiermushrooms

    Ganoderma? ID please. Thanks!

    May be Ganoderma sessile
  13. hoosiermushrooms

    Study Guides to the Latin Names of Fungi

    https://www.amazon.com/Mushroom-Word-Guide-Etymology-Pronunciation/dp/1519686617/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540530428&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=mushroom+word+guide&dpPl=1&dpID=51j1I4SYM0L&ref=plSrch
  14. hoosiermushrooms

    My first giant puff ball?

    Nice
  15. hoosiermushrooms

    Can someone identify?

    Dryads Saddle - Polyporus squamosus
  16. Found in Peru, Indiana on October 14th.
  17. Bruce

    My first giant puff ball?

    Eat it! They don't have a strong flavor, but saute'd with a little garlic and olive oil they go well with Italian dishes. Bruce
  18. I believe I have found my first puffball - Its the same texture all the way through, solid white and I found it growing from soil under bitternut trees. Seem good?
  19. framergirl72

    Study Guides to the Latin Names of Fungi

    Thank You!
  20. Chris Christensen

    Study Guides to the Latin Names of Fungi

    Well, it helped me Bruce, thanks.
  21. Genus and species names are defined by the first person to "describe" them in the technical literature. As such, there is no way to definitively categorize them based on the name itself...it simply involves a lot of rote memory. Most introductory guides should provide you with the scientific names of any mushroom fruiting body that they may be talking about. If they don't, look elsewhere. Orders and families are another matter entirely and again, any good guide should be organized along those lines (Russulaceae, Polyporaceae, Agaricaceae, etc). Hope this helps, Bruce
  22. Just curious if there any guides, books or other resources out there that specialize in helping you learn the latin names of fungi? I am assuming they are latin.
  23. Dhuntington

    Hen of the woods

    Old oak tree on the edge of an old pastur had some saplings and multiflora rose trying to hide it. All around the same tree. Did find some today in a city park just starting around a young oak. Only about as big around as a soda can
  24. Hoosierfunguy

    Hen of the woods

    Did you find them at the base of open trees in a yard? Were they all in the same lot? Last week the ones I found were in fairly close proximity to each other and were all in people's front yards at the base of very old white oaks. Were any of yours on young oaks?
  25. Dhuntington

    Hen of the woods

    Lol. 55 on a country road
  26. Hoosierfunguy

    Hen of the woods

    😳😳😳Those would be hard to miss at 70mph...lol 👍🏼👍🏼
  27. Bruce

    Hen of the woods

    Beautiful!
  28. Xiaojun

    Hen of the woods

    Wow
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