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ID on some mushrooms i found today
    #1502880 - 04/29/03 01:42 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

hey, i live in seattle and i found these mushrooms today. im an extream noob, so i was just wondering if anyone knew what kind of shrooms these are.
a.habitat: dirt, on the side of a path
b.on the first set of musrooms the gills are orangish purple, and on the second set, they are dark brown, but its hard to tell it was so dry.
c.the first sets caps were between 1-2 inches in diamiter, the step was purple.
on the second one, the stem was white with a few blue highlights.
d. on the first set the stems were purple and and had medium thinkness and were about 1.5 inches long. the second set the stem was very dry, but it was about 4 inches long and very thick.
e.the first set had somewhat wavy caps, so did the second mushroom, but it was hard to tell since it was dry.
f. didnt do a spore print.
g. we didnt check for brusing, but the first set of shrooms was already purple.
h. they didnt have a very powerfully scent, although it was noticible, and smelled like dirt. here are some pics


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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: markfunky604]
    #1502952 - 04/29/03 02:05 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

we need a spore print for a good id put the mushroom on some white paper drip a couple drops of water on the cap and put a glass over it. youll get a print. whatever you do please dont eat them.


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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: blaze2]
    #1502966 - 04/29/03 02:10 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

(I went on this hunt with this guy, my real life friend)

We already, tossed all the mushrooms, so we can't do a spore print or eat them... We are just trying to get an ID however vague it may be!

Also I don't think the first few would even give spores as they were cracker dry, and even almost burned.


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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: Ase]
    #1503719 - 04/29/03 10:41 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Without at least a guess on spore print color it's difficult to guess even which family, much less genus or species.

Cortinarius maybe?

For future reference, if you want a mushroom identified you need to bring it home so you can answer questions about it.

You did get some OK photos and a nice description.

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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: markfunky604]
    #1520012 - 05/04/03 07:50 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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we need a spore print for a good id put the mushroom on some white paper drip a couple drops of water on the cap and put a glass over it.





White paper?

How will we see the spore color if it would be a poisonous mushroom bearing white spores?

I recommend having half the mushroom on white, paper and the other half on black paper - that way one will notice most colors.

Some people prefer aluminium foil - I prefer the papers (and alu-foil is harder to get good photos of)


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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: ghoo]
    #1520259 - 05/04/03 09:32 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

well if its an amanita then you can usually tell by looking at it but white paper is best for all other prints. yes white/black is the best situation but its obviously not an amanita so i didnt include that in the instructions. peace

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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: ghoo]
    #1520953 - 05/05/03 02:06 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

To quote Dr Alexander H Smith (from How to Know the Gilled Mushrooms):

"Use only deposits on white paper for determining spore color."

The color descriptions in books of the spore print color were all done that way. If you use something else (e.g., aluminum foil) you are seeing the spores in a different situation than the person writing the description did. If you get the spore print color wrong you're going to have a tough time making an accurate identification.

If the spores are suspected of being white, you can place a bit of dark colored paper under part of the cap. You can also tilt the paper and see if there are spores.

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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1521369 - 05/05/03 09:55 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: ]
    #1522538 - 05/05/03 06:59 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Where is the spore print, Im an extreeeme n00b so is it on top of the cap or what?


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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: Elder]
    #1522656 - 05/05/03 07:39 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

No, the spore print isn't visible in the photos. Spores are produced on the surface of the gills in gilled mushrooms. They tend to fall down onto whatever is underneath the cap.


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Re: ID on some mushrooms i found today [Re: Elder]
    #1523321 - 05/05/03 11:28 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

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Where is the spore print, Im an extreeeme n00b so is it on top of the cap or what?




Elder, just a little practice excersize for you, pluck a couple of mushrooms out of your yard or the woods, and try taking a print...carefuly cut the cap from the stem and set the cap on a piece of paper place a jar or glass over it and allow it to sit for about 4 hours...you should come up with something like this Spore Print ...it's just a little primer for going out into the field....you need to learn about the colors of the spores for the variety of mushroom that you are looking for
they range in color from white to almost black depending on the species and *always* take a print of any that you may think are edible....even the alternatively nutritional ones...it will help you become familiar with identifying them


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