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Ok heres the deal I live in Indiana and next door to my house there is a 7 acre field with horses and in the back theres a huge pile of manure and rotting straw. So I looked up all I could find on active mushshrooms in Indiana. On mjshroomers 95 page document on his site it only lists Panaeolus foenisecii and p. papilionaceus as the actives. ButIi saw a couple places which had p. subbs too. And plus I figured they are in the surrounding states they should be here too. Well I ent to my neighbors yard and found some. To my amazement they match every discription for p. subbs I read . I was overwhelmed with joy. So I wnt back to my house after getting a bunch of them probablly 50 and I made a spore print. It was black and I was very happy. So after a lil nervous trial and error I reluctantly came to the conclusion that I got all my hopes up and they are indeed Panaeolus foenisecii . So how can you in the field differentiate the Panaeolus foenisecii from the p. subbs?
PS. anyone have any good p. papilionaceus pics and info.
PPS. While i was searching for p subbs i noticed some fungi growing out of decaying wood and such. They where red and very tiny kinda like oyster clustered , they had no gills on the back or none i ever seen. They had a rubber like texture any ideas?
Well tha main way to tell the difference from the Panaeolina foenisecii and Panaeolus subbalteatus in the field is that Panaeolina is a lawn mushroom and grows in grass not in a field. And you would be more likely to find Panaeolus subbalteatus in rotted hay or a haystack or a compost pile composed of hay/straw and horse manure mixed and sometimes with nut shells or sea shells mixed inthe compost.