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Pink mushrooms found (PICS)
    #2715578 - 05/22/04 08:07 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I became very inspired by Mescalatos post earlier this week to find some tiny mushrooms.




And today I found these very unusual fruits during my mushroom hunt in Washington State.



I have never seen a mushroom like this before so I squeezed them to see what the texture consisted off...out came a wad of Pepto Bismal. I had fun finger painting...
No offence to George, but I needed him for perspective....



A bit further down the trail, I found these. I?m not sure what they are and will post the ID A-H info later after spore prints and I dry off. Several inches of rain fell today. Early guesses are welcome.









Here is a habitat photo.... It rained like hell during this entire mushroom hunt. Check out the low clouds...



Edited by Stymee (05/23/04 07:40 AM)


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2715609 - 05/22/04 08:15 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

awesome pics


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2716001 - 05/22/04 10:05 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

VERY NICE


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2716043 - 05/22/04 10:15 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Beautiful pictures! I'm betting you'll get lavender spores from those white mushrooms.. I'm betting some sort of oyster mushroom.


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2716058 - 05/22/04 10:18 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Your pink things are a slime mold, probably Lycogala epidendrum. They're technically not mushrooms, although they are fungi. They live a significant part of their lives like an animal, moving about the forest floor in search of food. The pink bodies are fruiting bodies - they darken as the spore mature.

The Oyster Mushrooms are probably Pleurotus pulmonarius.

Great photos.

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: ToxicMan]
    #2716142 - 05/22/04 10:32 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Slime molds are, bluntly put, half amoeba, half fungus. They do have a capability to move about.


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2716843 - 05/23/04 12:30 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

absolutely amazing pics!!!

cool mushrooms, too! :thumbup:


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2716968 - 05/23/04 01:14 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

nice photos.....  :smirk:


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2717257 - 05/23/04 03:30 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Awesome photos.

Excelent.

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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: ToxicMan]
    #2717469 - 05/23/04 05:51 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

ToxicMan said:
Your pink things are a slime mold, probably <I>Lycogala epidendrum</I>. They're technically not mushrooms, although they are fungi. They live a significant part of their lives like an animal, moving about the forest floor in search of food. The pink bodies are fruiting bodies - they darken as the spore mature.

The Oyster Mushrooms are probably <I>Pleurotus pulmonarius</I>.

Great photos.

Happy mushrooming!




How can these "move about the forest floor."  Please explain...

ps.  thanks for the comments all.  It was raining so hard that I almost chose to keep the camera in my pack all day.  Getting mushroom photos isn't worth a $400 camera.  Well, then again...maybe it is.

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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2717501 - 05/23/04 06:38 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

How can these "move about the forest floor." Please explain...



The form you're seeing them in is one that resembles a relatively normal fungus. But for much of their lives they resemble giant amoebas (the largest slime mold plasmodia, the stage of their life like an amoeba, can be several feet across) that slowly move around on the forest floor digesting organic matter. When conditions are right they change form drastically and look like mold, puffballs (like yours), or even dog vomit (try a search on Fuligo).

Technically, they aren't actually fungi at all, they've been put in Kingdom Protista. But traditionally they have been studied by mycologists because of their resemblance to fungi when producing spores.

Here are a few links to interesting articles on slime molds. With a magnifier or microscope they are some of the most interesting living things in the world.

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/lycogala.html
http://www.myxoweb.com/
http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues01/mar01/phenom_mar01.html
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/protista/slimemolds.html

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2717535 - 05/23/04 07:12 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Fantastic pics Stymee, would you be able to post those 'tiny shroom' (or nearly shrooms!) ones in the 'great shroom olympics' thread ? And can someone advise as to whether those oysters are edible... (not PA, just edible...) ? Most oyster shrooms are aren't they, or am I wrong about this ?


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2718166 - 05/23/04 01:59 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Well my pics arent as good as those above but I found this bugger this morning and thought I would share it with ya!

http://www.mycotopia.net/discus/messages/7747/141142.html?1085335067


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: doc34]
    #2718449 - 05/23/04 03:22 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

That url was dead so I'll link up the photos here...Those are awesome!!!! Hats off, I think those are the smallest of the bunch. Incredible find...





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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2718542 - 05/23/04 03:42 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

nice shots man, you're more ambitious than me, I got up, looked at it raining outside and decided I didn't wanna go play in it :smile:

slime molds are cool as hell :wink:

looks like a nice find of oysters too, did you pick any? they're pretty damn tasty :thumbup:

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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2718641 - 05/23/04 04:07 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Slime molds are protists. They are Protomycetes, not actually grouped as fungi. The reason they are grouped as fungi-like is the fact that they, as well as fungi, perform extracellular digestion. Difference is, fungi have cell walls made of chitin; Protomycetes do not. I may be wrong on this call so tell me if I am.


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2718689 - 05/23/04 04:19 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

they may not be actual magic mushies,but those fuckers are beautiful


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2720286 - 05/23/04 10:18 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

very niiiiiiice!!!!!!!!!!!

i really dig those pics man! interesting about the lil slime molds, reminds me of playing D&D.

wait that sounded really geeky, i take it back!

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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: Stymee]
    #2722959 - 05/24/04 03:17 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Woah-dude, u've got some amazing hunting grounds.

Those oysters, are simply beautiful..

Thanks for sharing !!!


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Re: Pink mushrooms found (PICS) [Re: mjshroomer]
    #2723553 - 05/24/04 05:25 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)



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