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Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi
    #1465811 - 04/17/03 01:09 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Due to the recent rains, I thought I'd go on another expedition today. I got lost, but I got heaps of photographs! Believe it or not, all of these were taken today.

If anyone has anything interesting to tell me about any of these, I'd love to hear it.

Also thought I should mention that anyone is welcome to use my photographs, as long as they let me know first! I've got high-res versions of all of them if anyone wants to see.


The third mushroom in this set was very interesting. Growing on eucaypt mulch & hay


A peacock, a kookaburra and couple of 'roos.


An emu, a frill-necked lizard (I think), and a very cool looking mushroom. Some type of Amanita, I suspect (?).










The bolette on the far right bruied very blue very easily


See all those things hanging from the trees? ...They're giant vampire bats...nah, just kidding. They're big bats all right, though. Flying foxes.


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1465821 - 04/17/03 01:11 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I meant "The bolete on the left, not the right".


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1465830 - 04/17/03 01:13 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Wow Man! Great pics! Wish I was in australia  :grin:


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1465831 - 04/17/03 01:13 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Hahahaha giant vamipre bats... Hell yeah dude. Those pictures bring back some good memories of my visit to Australia. You live in an amazing country. Very nice pictures, keep them coming :smile:

Were the emu and peacock wild or at a zoo/someone's pets?


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: Gumby]
    #1465884 - 04/17/03 01:30 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

The emu, peacock and 'roos were all inside reserve bushland.

Is there any chance that one I suspected is an Amanita could be Amanita constrica?


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: Gumby]
    #1465908 - 04/17/03 01:38 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Cool stuff, nice photos.

I like the really wrinkly looking ones in the 7th set. I've certainly not seen any looking like those locally.

Your suspected Amanita sure has a greenish tinge to it (at least on my monitor). That leads me to suspect it could be Amanita phalloides. Has that species been found in Australia?

Interesting specimens.


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1465926 - 04/17/03 01:45 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Hmmm...I didn't really notice any green tinge when I photographed it. Amanita phalloides, eh? I hear they're pretty good to eat. :wink: Just kidding. I thought maybe the cap was too brown to be a death cap?


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1465951 - 04/17/03 01:56 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Is the bolete in the 8th set of piccies possibly Boletus amygdalinus? Also, can anyone confirm if that other one is an Amanita (either phalloides or constrica)?


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1466143 - 04/17/03 03:37 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

thats not a frilled lizard man... that there be a dragon.
a bearded dragon to be presice
thatt one solitary (especially vibrant) specimine would sell for about $500 in canada ill weiger,
about the ame a youed expect a frilled lizard to go for... bearded dragons are far more popular tho, and cheap when young.
they make facinating pets. they are even cuddly


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: Mitchnast]
    #1466214 - 04/17/03 04:45 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

if thats a bearded dragon then thats the most colorfull one ive ever seen. all the ones ive seen(and yes ive seen a full grown male in breeding season) never had those super dark stripes. and most bearded dragons have much more squat flat bodies than that. i dont know what it is but i highly doubt its a bearded dragon. maybe its a close australian relative? peace

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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: blaze2]
    #1466251 - 04/17/03 05:27 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Dam Australinas fauna always makes me wont to emigrate :-)
Bloody aussies wouldnt have me though :tongue:

Nice pictures.


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: Paid]
    #1466336 - 04/17/03 07:29 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Sure we would...bet then again, I'm not in charge.


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1466465 - 04/17/03 09:06 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Nope Visa refused in the late 80s :tongue: lol


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1466479 - 04/17/03 09:21 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

If the Amanita were a phalloides then it would be a pretty dark one. Here is a photo of a fairly dark one. I don't necessarily think yours is phalloides, it's just a possibility.

If you looked at the Mykoweb photo of Amanita constricta then I can definitely see why you might suspect that. Did your specimen have a ring on the stem? Your photo seems to show bits of partial veil hanging from the edges of the cap. Amanita constricta doesn't have a partial veil, so no ring. It also has a very distinctive volva/stem base.

In general we need to see the stem base and volva to identify Amanitas. The odor is also very important. When picking them be sure to get the entire base - many of them have rooting bases that can extend into the soil several inches.

Without seeing the base of the stem and underside of the cap it's unlikely we can confirm whether it's an Amanita or not.


Based on your photo and the Mykoweb photo of Boletus amygdalinus I don't think it is. The pores look too yellow (not reddish/orangish enough) and the stem doesn't look reddish enough. For a bolete identification we need to start with the spore print color, the surface of the stem, and whether the stem is hollow or not. Also important are the appearance of the pores, bruising reactions, and taste of the flesh of the cap.


If you picked the ones you want identified then we'll be able to get more details and possibly identify them. Otherwise we're only going to be guessing unless they happen to be one of the more distinctive and unusual mushrooms.

From a conservation perspective it's OK to pick the mushrooms. You are not harming the organism by doing so. It's similar to picking fruit from a tree or berries from a bush. So if you find something interesting, go ahead a pick it and bring it home so you can look at it in more detail and figure out what it is. Make sure you get the entire mushroom. Every time I go on a foray I try to bring back 1 or 2 mushrooms I don't know so I can study and learn them.

The things you want to avoid are digging enough to damage the mycelium (it takes a lot of digging) or damaging the habitat (by, for example, smashing rotting logs). Habitat destruction is the primary cause for most things to go extinct.

If you were to go through an area and systematically pick every mushroom that came up and keep doing it for several years you might eventually damage the mushroom population. But you'd have to keep at it almost every day. Once the cap and partial veil opens it takes most mushrooms only a few hours to discharge millions of airborne spores.

Maybe you know all that, but I'm hoping some others might also see this bit. Some people seem afraid that they'll harm the mushrooms by picking them. Actual studies seem to show that it doesn't matter whether the mushrooms are picked or not.

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    #1466508 - 04/17/03 09:41 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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    #1468242 - 04/17/03 07:58 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

:smile: Thanks Mr. Mushrooms.

Toxicman: I was actually avoiding picking them, but I won't anymore. Only interesting ones though, otherwise I wouldn't be able to walk home.


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #1468688 - 04/17/03 11:23 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I can identify one of those top three red-capped woodloving mushrooms as Stropharia Aurantiaca. Eat it and you will not poo solid for days.


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: Zen Peddler]
    #1468706 - 04/17/03 11:31 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I thought the one in the middle was Hypholama aurantiaca - is that the one you were thinking of too?


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Re: Too many pics of Aussie fauna & fungi [Re: Zen Peddler]
    #1474097 - 04/19/03 09:04 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

excellent pics, wombat  :wink:

....you must live out in the sticks for those emu/roo shots hehe



you mean like this one, bm?? aurantica I think

 


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    #1477347 - 04/20/03 10:06 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Definately Aurantiaca but im not sure if its Stropharia or Hypholoma - according to this site is is now classified as Stropharia:

http://www.hiddenforest.co.nz/fungi/family/strophariaceae/strophariaceae.htm#aurantiaca


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