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Stems bruising light red/pink
    #11240662 - 10/13/09 06:40 PM (8 years, 5 days ago)

I was recently out on a field trip to the campus livestock center when I realized it was the perfect weather to look for some cubes.  The pastures are all top quality as this is a major agricultural university, and it is pretty much open to the public. After the field trip I decided to drive on back and grab some samples I saw while with the group. I know there are some really big cubes in the pastures that currently have cattle in them, but they were too close to public view for me to be picking so I went a bit farther where you could tell cattle used to be, but had been moved recently.  Anyway, I bagged as many samples as I could, but could not find one single stem that would bruise blue. Instead, all the stems are turning a light red/pinkish color. There were about 10 or so grouped around some really old manure that had already settled into the soil. They average out to about 3 or so inches tall and 1-2 inches across the cap. There is a skirt on them, the gills are white, as is the stem until it bruises. The cap has a slight brownish/yellow tint at the tip. Seeing as how I am a horticulture major and not a mycologist, I will have to post some pictures as soon as my camera charges up, and I am taking spore prints on both foil and paper. Any help is appreciated as I haven't found conclusive evidence of what kind of shroom this is in the hours ive spent searching the web.
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Re: Stems bruising light red/pink [Re: bobbytheone]
    #11240699 - 10/13/09 06:47 PM (8 years, 5 days ago)



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Re: Stems bruising light red/pink [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #11240751 - 10/13/09 06:56 PM (8 years, 5 days ago)

No, that's the first one I came across but every picture I've seen of C. molybdites has a darker stem and a slightly different cap. I'm in no hurry to eat these, I learned my lesson long ago when I gobbled tons of the wrong stuff and spent the entire night projectile vomiting. I'm really more curious than anything as the red bruising suprised me.


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Re: Stems bruising light red/pink [Re: bobbytheone]
    #11240759 - 10/13/09 06:58 PM (8 years, 5 days ago)

If not Chlorophyllum molybdites then probably a red staining Lepiota sp.
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Re: Stems bruising light red/pink [Re: bobbytheone]
    #11240783 - 10/13/09 07:02 PM (8 years, 5 days ago)

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I'm really more curious than anything as the red bruising suprised me.




Maybe Leucoagaricus americanus. 

Kind of pointless to guess when you have pictures though.


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Re: Stems bruising light red/pink [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #11240920 - 10/13/09 07:28 PM (8 years, 5 days ago)

ya, but my camera battery was completely dead and I don't wanna ruin it by taking it off the charger prematurely.

Lepiota is starting to look more promising.


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