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    #11381614 - 11/04/09 05:41 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

It was another nice day for a walk in Seattle.  Some people suggested checking out the area around public buildings (schools, power stations, etc).  While I didn't find anything active today, I did come across a lot of mushrooms, including some really dried out red stropharia and I believe some birch boletes, which were way past their prime, around a power station and a playground.  I also found a kind I've never seen before.  Google search hasn't been working all day, Bing turned up nothing and my mushroom books haven't arrived yet.  So I was wondering if anyone had any idea what this one is.



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Re: blue mushroom [Re: maggotronix]
    #11381640 - 11/04/09 05:54 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Stropharia aeruginosa.


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: German Kahuna]
    #11381740 - 11/04/09 07:10 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

:thumbup:
nice specimen


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: Beege]
    #11381759 - 11/04/09 07:22 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

You should see the cluster in my mom's garden.


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: German Kahuna]
    #11382680 - 11/04/09 12:11 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

my friends back yard used to have these growing side by side with cyans. they are very beautiful arnt they!!


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: psylosymonreturns]
    #11382702 - 11/04/09 12:15 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

They are extraordinarily beautiful. One of my favorites.


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: German Kahuna]
    #11382712 - 11/04/09 12:18 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

yes me too!


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: psylosymonreturns]
    #11383760 - 11/04/09 02:58 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

thanks for the info. this one and others were growing right alongside a bunch of red stropharia. hoping some rain will bring out some other goodies.


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: German Kahuna]
    #11383858 - 11/04/09 03:12 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

German Kahuna said:
You should see the cluster in my mom's garden.




Bah. I just spent 10 minutes looking for a good "pics or it didn't happen" picture, but I fail at intarweb today I guess.


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: ShockValue]
    #11383975 - 11/04/09 03:27 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Well, I usually don't take my Nikon DSLR with me, so I don't have any pics. I should really get a small digital cam to carry around at all times for non-artsy spontaneous mushroom photography, too.


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: German Kahuna]
    #11384008 - 11/04/09 03:30 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

If you're tired of your nikon feel free to send it over here :wink: I'd be glad to take it. Personally I'm eyeing a little 12.4 mp digital myself - god I wish I had money


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: Beege]
    #11384227 - 11/04/09 03:59 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah, for christmas I told my wife I wanted a new camera, and she was like:

"Well, I'm not sure we can afford another $250 right now."

And I was like.. yeah.. nevermind... <sigh>

I don't think she realized I was looking more in the 500-1000 range with no lense.


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: ShockValue]
    #11384959 - 11/04/09 05:20 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I right there with you.  Don't have a wife or anything, but am wanting to upgrade to a dSLR w/ a few lenses.  Even being frugal, I still am looking at $500-600.  I just ordered one of the gorilla tripods though for twenty.  For the price, it will allow me to pull off a lot more photos than I currently can w/ shaky hands or improvised stands.  The point and shoots are real handy when out hunting.  I don't think I'd lug a bigger camera around often, especially during hunts in the rain.  If you actually go into the camera's manual mode, you can do a lot more than if you stay in auto.


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: ShockValue]
    #11384997 - 11/04/09 05:23 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah, tell me about it. The Nikon plus the Sigma macro lense was around $1200. The difference between little boys and grown men is that the latter's toys are more expensive, that's all.


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: German Kahuna]
    #11385891 - 11/04/09 07:18 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Yep.  I'm lucky enough that a $1.00 toy still entertains my daughter for hours.  I'm not looking forward to the day of wardrobes, ponies and cars :smile:


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: ShockValue]
    #11386165 - 11/04/09 07:59 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

I have a small digital compact.  13.6mp  sony w300 .... its not brilliant but i like it and does the job for me:grin:


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Re: blue mushroom [Re: dicky21]
    #11386404 - 11/04/09 08:29 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

German Kahuna said:
You should see the cluster in my mom's garden.




Cool, what is the soil like that they were growing out of? Chips or compost?


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