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  4. Dhuntington

    Id help

    May figured out this one too. Posibly Tricholompsis rutilans.
  5. Dhuntington

    Id help

    I may have figured this one out. Might be Cyathus stercoreus.
  6. Chris Christensen

    Winter boredom

    A spore print is a key feature here. Enoki is white and Galerina is rusty brown. And the two can grow side by side. It's best not to risk it if unsure.
  7. Dhuntington

    Winter boredom

    Only one i know of is deadly galerina( Galerina autumnalis )
  8. J. M. Miller

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    Approximately 4".
  9. Sustainableinsuburbia

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    How large was the largest in this grouping?
  10. Hoosierfunguy

    Winter boredom

    I'm fairly certain that they are Enoki (Flammulina Velutipes), but I'm not sure if there is a toxic look alike.
  11. Hoosierfunguy

    Winter boredom

    I found these at a friend's house
  12. So are there any good finds in the winter time? I find myself real bored lately. Always looking.
  13. lucasofthewoods

    Oyster Mushroom?

    This looks to me like a winter oyster, Pleurotus Ostreatus. I've been finding a lot of these in may area lately, and they're delicious. You can tell by the decurrent gills (extending down the stipe), as well as by color, smell, etc. Winter oysters are often dark brown or grey on top. (Summer oysters, pleurotus pulmonarius, are white) The best way to be sure though, is a spore print - stick it on a black piece of paper overnight and you should get a white spore print.
  14. Dhuntington

    Oyster Mushroom?

    There are several different oysters ranging in color from white to a purplish color. Found many in the brown color range and a yellowish one on some trees in indiana.
  15. Rhiannon

    Oyster Mushroom?

    It was growing on wood. And there is a variety of oyster mushroom that is more brown in color.
  16. Hoosierfunguy

    Oyster Mushroom?

    I didn't realize there was an oyster mushroom that wasn't white and convexed.
  17. Bruce

    Oyster Mushroom?

    I believe it is...perhaps what they call a late fall oyster. But they usually have tinges of green. Was it growing on wood? Bruce
  18. Rhiannon

    Oyster Mushroom?

    Is this an oyster mushroom? If so, how do you know? I'm pretty sure it is, but not sure enough to eat it.
  19. Xiaojun

    Lion’s Mare?

    Thanks! It is a little bitter when I pan fried it with Olive oil. Is it because it passed the prime? Or I should cook it a bit further to brownish?
  20. Bruce

    Lion’s Mare?

    It's a Hericium, but not a lion's mane. This looks like bear's tooth (Hericium americanum), and is no doubt a little past its prime. Still, a nice find for this late in the year!
  21. Xiaojun

    Lion’s Mare?

    I think I found one lion’s mare. Please help to ID it. Thanks
  22. Nathanrobling

    Mycoremediation of the Ohio River

    Just noticed this: By Nathanrobling, 23 hours ago in Identification Discussion I think i might have posted this in the wrong area. New to this please forgive. looking into it now.
  23. I sent an Email to Fungi Perfecti and i want to share the email I sent and their thorough response. I joined this group looking to gather support for this dream. thanks for reading. my email: I have a dream! And I need help. Is it possible to clean a river with Paul's "bunker spawn"? My dream is to clean one of the most polluted rivers in America using Paul's technology. Not only that, but to also inspire other cities to do the same across the country. I want to organize a volunteer event on earth day 2019. Between now and then I am going to work to raise money to purchase from fungi perfecti the supplies and equipment we would need to make this dream a reality. Questions: 1. Is this possible? (I feel like it has to be) 2. How many bunker spawn can I order for you at any one time? 3. Would it be more efficient to make the bunker spawn ourselves using supplies and ingredients purchased from fungi perfecti? 4. Is there a better mycoremediation technique for this type of project? Thank you so much for your time reading this. And thanks for everything that you do. Their response: Thanks for reaching out and your efforts to protect the Ohio River! One thing that we must consider as a small business is targeting our limited resources. Just to be clear this is still an experimental technology and we are not an environmental consulting firm. There are many variables to consider in large-scale remediation projects. To give you an idea of the complexity, factors to consider include screening the appropriate native mushroom species and available substrates to find combinations with the capacity for robust growth in the local climate as well as species with the targeted metabolic activity to degrade the contaminants of concern. Paul's book Mycelium Running is an excellent resource, packed with information about Mycorestoration -- the use of mushrooms to heal landscapes -- and is considered to be a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet! To read the methods and results of past experiments using Mycoberms to create an inoculated drain field, see the online article A Novel Approach to Farm Waste Management. Further experiments have been done to assess the removal of bacteria by such bags of myceliated wood chips; research results are available in our online article Mycofiltration Enters the Commons. Be sure to read and share the attached reports: http://fungi.com/pdf/articles/Fungi_Perfecti_Phase_I_Report.pdf http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857414002250 Simply, growing Stropharia rugoso-annulata - AKA the Garden Giant or Wine Cap - might be of interest to you. It's the species that Paul first observed attracting bee activity, as the bees were seen sipping on the mycelium in a garden bed. Here is a link to the recent breakthrough article, published Thursday, Oct 4th 2018 in the journal Nature: Scientific Reports. This is a huge milestone in our work to help bees overcome Colony Collapse and to secure our food supply for future generations. You can cultivate this mushroom species in one of two ways: by starting with the Indoor Mushroom Patch first, or by going directly outside with the Outdoor Mushroom Patch. A Mycofilter can also be incorporated into Rain Gardens & Bioswales, by inoculating the mulch layer with Garden Giant. Creating a Be-Mushroomed Rain Garden could benefit many people locally as well as the environment/water ways. Rain gardens mimic the function of a native landscape by slowing the flow of water; allowing water to be filtered through the soil, transpired back into the air through leaves, and ultimately cleansed of pollutants before it reaches streams and other bodies of water Our coworker, Alex Taylor, also recently had his masters thesis manuscript published on this topic. http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/9/1226/htm This study demonstrates that introducing saprophytic fungi into soils by applying an inoculated mulch can help improve phosphorus retention in soils. This is an innovative new ecological engineering tool that may help prevent eutrophication of downstream aquatic ecosystems. We also would encourage you to contact local Mushroom farmers/Mushroom clubs/Tree Services/Educational facilities for assistance in forming a coalition. Paul Stamets: "Every community should have a gourmet mushroom farm — to help build carbon in the soil, to provide local healthy food and to be able to recycle very proximate sources of debris and waste. Every gourmet mushroom farm (they should all be certified organic) should be reinvented as an environmental healing center so that the mycelium can be used for remediation locally. Moist mycelium weighs a lot; so shipping tons of mycelium across country does not make any sense for remediation. With the debris fields that are close to the problems, you want to keep that distance as short as possible and site the farms in close proximity. My dream is that there would thousands upon thousands of small mushroom farms spread across the world that would be tied in to healing art centers, schools, to teaching environmental sciences, to teaching basic biology and the role of fungi in nature." Also, educating local farmers on the benefits of Mycorrhizae would also limit the need for heavy use of fertilizers and other chemicals. Mycelium improves soil structure, reduces erosion, nourishes plants, and improves soil's capacity to absorb and retain moisture. Mycorrhizal fungi associate with plant roots and are known to support the plant's own ability to utilize water and nutrients in the soil, as well as their ability to cope with environmental stress. If you would like to learn more, here are a few educational articles about mycorrhizal fungi: Mushrooms and Mycelium Help the Microbiome Scientists Identify the Real King of the Forest - Fungus Mycorrhizal Management: a Look Beneath the Surface at Plant Management and Growth" Plants Talk to Each Other Using an Internet of Fungus Rascal to Remedy - Fungus on the Farm Unlocking the power of symbiosis in a warming world One of the most comprehensive sources for research done on Mycoremediation is by Harbhajan Singh entitled Mycoremediation: Fungal Bioremediation. If you are working with older substrates this video describes a method to help you begin with a clean slate. I welcome any further questions you may have, Mush love! If you love this idea and feel you can help in anyway, please contact me at nathan.robling@gmail.com or just on here. or just make this dream a reality of your own. I'm not seeking any credit for this idea or for it happening if it does. So if you can make it happen please do!
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. dcloin

    Microscope help

    Hmmm I’m starting to wonder if anyone here uses a microscope to help with identification.
  28. 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.
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