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    #25876613 - 03/15/19 08:35 PM (2 months, 3 days ago)

Just found an app yesterday that can "identify" plants and mushrooms. Has anyone used it successfully with active mushrooms? I tried to scan a p.sub from a photo on a phone and it gave me 3 options as to what it was. Only one of those options were psilocybe but not a sub. You can also suggest to the app what it is so could be a great app if experienced people uploaded active and non active finds. Any input on this subject?


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    #25876694 - 03/15/19 09:28 PM (2 months, 3 days ago)

I doubt it works all that well for fungi.... too many things cannot be identified to the species level through macro observations only and way fewer with a single view (or does it ask to see cap, stipe, gills?)

It can probably get a few really unique things right, but I wouldn't trust it at all, especially if it's anything (plant or fungi) that you intend to ingest.


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    #25876905 - 03/15/19 11:33 PM (2 months, 2 days ago)

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I doubt it works all that well for fungi.... too many things cannot be identified to the species level through macro observations only and way fewer with a single view (or does it ask to see cap, stipe, gills?)

It can probably get a few really unique things right, but I wouldn't trust it at all, especially if it's anything (plant or fungi) that you intend to ingest.



:whathesaid: I think I've only tried using an app once, it was a long time ago, and I found it to be almost useless. I've heard others say sometimes they're spot on, but more often they're way off the mark. Of course, it depends to a large degree on what information you put in - if your observations aren't entirely correct, you're probably not gonna get an accurate identification; crap in = crap out. I definitely wouldn't trust them, it's still hard to beat a keen eye and experience. I don't think an app will ever (at least in our lifetime) be better than a good human identifier.


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    #25876994 - 03/16/19 12:43 AM (2 months, 2 days ago)

Good points, people will upload 2 year old dried cubes and be stupid with it. I actually scanned three chilli plants aswell and all of them came up as chilli but non specific


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    #25877665 - 03/16/19 12:42 PM (2 months, 2 days ago)

The best one I've came across so far is inaturalist, but it has a long way to go to be trustworthy. Lots of knowledgeable folks there.


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