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OfflineLeablas
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Shroom ID(no camera, sorry!)
    #2975152 - 08/07/04 01:30 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Hey guys, sorry about not having a pic(no camera to take it!). I really just want to have an idea of what kind of shrooms I have growing in my backyard.

-Habitat: Florida, in some dirt next to my house(the dirt patch is surrounded by dog-fertilized grass)
-Gills: Gills are brown, seem spaced apart(hard to tell from size)
-Cap: ~2cm wide, Stem: ~5cm long
-Stem: Skinny, white. doesn't seem to bruise
-Cap:Looks like a brown breast from top. Has the nipple and has that (concave?) shape, some look more like bells.
-Spore print(after about 2-3 hours): black
-bruising: stems seems too skinny to see bruising, caps are all brown.

Note:I dont intend on eating them, as I have just recently been entered into the exciting world of mycology and don't know enough to trust myself eating random shrooms. For fun, I've been looking around and I'm pretty sure I've I.D'd an Amanita Muscara species that started to grow over everyone's lawns, mostly white or green gills(bad right?)

Update: I went out to check them, and being 1:30pm, it looks like the sun took its toll on the little guys. I picked all the ones that weren't totally shriveled and kept them on a paper outside in the shade. They are totally dried and some have turned a khaki-brown color. The batch smells similiar to shittaki or something.


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Re: Shroom ID(no camera, sorry!) [Re: Leablas]
    #2975251 - 08/07/04 02:18 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Well, for your first post you're doing good.

Most people are like "I have a mushroom and it's brown! Can I get an ID?"

And they do get flamed.


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Re: Shroom ID(no camera, sorry!) [Re: Leablas]
    #2975272 - 08/07/04 02:27 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

wow, someone new read the sticky before posting :shocked:

Welcome :smile:

black spores mean it's either a species of panaeolus, psathyrella or coprinus.  I can't really tell which based on your description but the first two sound most likely.

the white mushrooms with green gills you're thinking of are probably Chlorophyllum molybdites, not amanitas.

DH


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Re: Shroom ID(no camera, sorry!) [Re: MAGnum]
    #2975289 - 08/07/04 02:33 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks. I am considering shroom hunting as a fun hobby for spending otherwise-wasted time, so seeking experience is at the top of my list now. With no idea of where to start, I took a quick stroll around my yard and found this batch of about 20 little shrooms.

On a side note, does anyone have any tips on hunting in sub-urban Florida? Like what kinds of places to avoid and which ones are good to look around at. I think the nearest known farm is about 1-2 hours of driving away, so I was thinking about some alternatives. Are shrooms found at or near streets pretty much toxic? info of that nature would be very much appreciated.

Also, feel free to ask any questions to help I.D these guys. I have about 10 of them that would have shriveled up in another half hour if I didn't get to them, but they still have most of their features left.


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Re: Shroom ID(no camera, sorry!) [Re: Leablas]
    #2975301 - 08/07/04 02:38 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Welcome to the Shroomery Leablas.


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Re: Shroom ID(no camera, sorry!) [Re: spores]
    #2975308 - 08/07/04 02:40 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

If they are indeed panaeolus, psathyrella or coprinus, then there IS a chance they are 'magic'?(I'm going to go ahead and see about this)

Yeah, I had a hunch I wasn't exact on the white shrooms. Though I'm glad I didn't try em out or anything, since molybdites are poisonous right?

Edit:I looked through an index and after comparing, they are similiar to Panaeolus sphinctrinus, but the stems are clearly white. They do have that characteristic where you can see the gill lines through the cap(translucent-striate), and they match many other char.'s of Psilocybe /Panaeolus.


Edited by Leablas (08/07/04 02:47 PM)


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Re: Shroom ID(no camera, sorry!) [Re: Leablas]
    #2975376 - 08/07/04 03:06 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I hope by 'go ahead and see about this' you don't mean eating them...

some panaeolus species are active, but the active species are not common in lawns from what I have gathered, and most lawn pans I've seen didn't have white stems...

without pics or a scan of the mushrooms I can't really help any more, all 3 of the genera I listed sound like possibilities still. Due to the spore color it can't be a Psilocybe. Don't eat them.

yeah, C. molybdites is poisonous.

if you want to find shrooms in FL you're pretty much gonna have to go to a cow pasture.

DH


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Re: Shroom ID(no camera, sorry!) [Re: Leablas]
    #2975580 - 08/07/04 04:04 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah like I said I don't plan on eating any of these shrooms.

I just went on a quick journey through a nearby forested area and picked a few that are being spore-printed as we speak. I came across a few specimens that I refused to take due to:
-Green gills
-yellow, porous underside
-bright orange cap.

Could someone point me to a place that has a general analysis of what colors mean what on certain parts? Thanks for all the help guys.


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