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OfflineWoodsman
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Re: Lizard King
    #286634 - 04/06/01 01:00 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Coprinus for sure. Several species have the powdery stuff on the cap, and shrivel or melt down to a black inky mess as the spores ripen. Probably harmless, hardly appetizing.

Can't say about the smaller "acorn shaped" brown ones without better description. Wild-ass guess is Panaeolus campanulatus complex. Again not worth picking.



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Re: Lizard King [Re: Woodsman]
    #287384 - 04/06/01 08:58 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Cool thanks. Yeah SWIM kinda had a hunch they were Coprinus. As for the little brown ones, SWIM dont think they were worth anything.



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Re: Lizard King [Re: psilocybian]
    #287490 - 04/06/01 11:55 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Yep, does sound like a type of coprinus, but I'm not sure baout the smaller brown ones either, coulda been coprophila, but probably not, either way, doesn't sound like much. Good that you got out to the fields though, at least your looking, getting a feel for the field. I thought about doing the same thing this weekend, but I'm having to much fun picking morels, and they taste so good!



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Re: Lizard King [Re: Lizard King]
    #287534 - 04/07/01 01:29 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Most likely Coprinus Micaceus. They have little glinty flakes on them when young, but these usually come off after a rain . They only last a day or so before they deliques [turn to black goo]. This is a unique feature to the coprinus mushrooms, they basically self-digest after the spores are ready and the black liquid serves to transport the spores. They grow on decaying wood, usually found on rotting stumps. They also grow on the rotting roots of dead trees that are near the surface. They are edible when fresh, not much flavor though. They are small, but grow in large clumps so you can usually get enough for a meal [or at least salid toppings]. You'll frequently see them with smooth chunks missing from young caps, especially in tall grass, there are some little brown catepillars that live them.





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Re: Lizard King [Re: Shroomzilla]
    #287893 - 04/07/01 04:40 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

aLets have fun with pics! (I hope this works...)

Here are some pics of Coprinus species. I took these a few years ago before digital cameras became common so they're not that good.

The first one is of C. micaceaus, the Mica Cap. The 'dusting' is very mica like and shiny on this specie, prolly not what the guy described as moth=like dust.



This next pic is the Shaggy Mane, notice the deliquescing caps, C. comatus. It is an excellent edible mushroom.



The Alcohol Inky contains a chemical which is used in the treatment of alcoholics. Although this is an excellent edible mushroom, you mustn't drink booze with it! C. atramentarius.....



And finally, the Wooly Stalked Coprinus, C. lagopus.



Well I hope these pictures came up ok and I hope the names were close to correct!


Take a trip to the Spore Lab @:
http://www.sunshine.net/www/1700/sn1730


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Re: Lizard King [Re: ]
    #290417 - 04/11/01 07:49 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Yup, I'm sure thats what the purple ones were. Thanks for all the info, although most I found on dung rather than rotting wood, but there is no doubt. Although I dont know if I would want to eat them. I cant wait till the next rain!!!! Esp. with the sudden 90 degree weather.



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