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Offlinesmokin_my_herb
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Michigan Hunt - Help ID'ing ~PICS~
    #3002945 - 08/14/04 01:35 AM (17 years, 3 months ago)

Hello all!

Im new here and my name is Kyle. Nice to meet you all.

I was just fascinated on all the info on Mushrooms so I jumped in the pool and went for my first hunt today!

I found many but narrowed down to 3 which I couldn't find in my guide book by: Simon and Schuster's.

Ok here is all 3 with numbers:



Number 1:
a. Habitat: Michigan, under soft needle pine in lawn.
b. Characteristics of the gills: Spongy, kinda like holes.
c. Measurements of cap and stem: 1 1/2 inch for cap 1 inch for stem.
d. Characteristics of the stem: Feels hollow a little sticky.
e. Characteristics of the cap: Yellow,soft like a pillow.
f. Spore Print: Cant tell hasnt come out yet.
g. Color that the mushroom bruises: I dont know.
h. Scent of mushroom :Hmmm dirty carpet.

Number 2:

a. Habitat: Michigan, on forest floor.
b. Characteristics of the gills: very very small holes.
c. Measurements of cap and stem: 1 1/2 inch for cap 1 inch for stem.
d. Characteristics of the stem: solid.
e. Characteristics of the cap: White, smooth.
f. Spore Print: Cant tell hasnt come out yet.
g. Color that the mushroom bruises: I dont know.
h. Scent of mushroom :dirt.

Number 3:

a. Habitat: Michigan, rotted log.
b. Characteristics of the gills: Gilled fleshy.
c. Measurements of cap and stem: 2 inch for cap 3 inch for stem.
d. Characteristics of the stem: Meaty compactable.
e. Characteristics of the cap: Soft and smooth.
f. Spore Print: Brown, looks like clay.
g. Color that the mushroom bruises: Im not sure.
h. Scent of mushroom :Shroom.


Thank you for your time and help.


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Re: Michigan Hunt - Help ID'ing ~PICS~ [Re: smokin_my_herb]
    #3003104 - 08/14/04 02:30 AM (17 years, 3 months ago)

all i knwo about your post is that angelfire have become useless fucking bastards!  cant even do a url link to a picture....just put in the words to the pics, hate them fuckers!

ohh my name is kyle too, howdy  :stoned:


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Re: Michigan Hunt - Help ID'ing ~PICS~ [Re: kadakuda]
    #3003174 - 08/14/04 02:51 AM (17 years, 3 months ago)

5 shrooms to you ! smokin, for being one of the only new people who makes correct ID Requests!!

if you could get pic's, I could help but i'm not even close to experienced enough to do id's from that only =D

wait for toxicman or dh or GG or someone =}


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Re: Michigan Hunt - Help ID'ing ~PICS~ [Re: smokin_my_herb]
    #3003294 - 08/14/04 03:42 AM (17 years, 3 months ago)

From the description the first two sound like some type of boletus. Only reason why i say that is cause you say they have holes instead of gills and look kind of like a sponge. Either way a pic would be great, i'd love to see some native michigan shrooms.


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Re: Michigan Hunt - Help ID'ing ~PICS~ [Re: smokin_my_herb]
    #3004459 - 08/14/04 03:40 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

If the photos were visible it would probably help.

As mthree984 stated, the first two sound like boletes. Try to peel a bit of the tube layer from under the cap of one. Boletes have tube layers that can almost always be peeled easily.

What color are the tubes? It's best if we know what color they are in very young specimens as well as mature ones.

Look at the surface of the stem on each and describe it in detail (a picture is worth a thousand words!). Is there a pattern of tiny ridges like a net? Are there tiny, dark colored dots? Does it look sort of hairy with very coarse hairs?

Try scratching the surface of the tubes and see if it changes color. It might become a different color or it might become more intensely the same color or even nothing at all might happen.


On your third mushroom, what color is the stem? Is there a ring on the stem? Is the stem smooth surfaced or are there scales or what? Are the gills attached to the stem (try cutting one in half vertically to tell). Is the cap surface slimy or sticky or dry (if the mushroom has dried out, try wetting your fingertip with water and rubbing the cap to determine this).

The last mushroom sounds like it's probably a Pholiota or Galerina, but there are lots of possibilities.

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: Michigan Hunt - Help ID'ing ~PICS~ [Re: smokin_my_herb]
    #3004503 - 08/14/04 03:52 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

Here you go.



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Re: Michigan Hunt - Help ID'ing ~PICS~ [Re: Hangnail]
    #3004860 - 08/14/04 06:18 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

Thank you hangnail.


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Re: Michigan Hunt - Help ID'ing ~PICS~ [Re: Hangnail]
    #3005420 - 08/14/04 10:16 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

the top 1 is some sort of Bolete and if it bruises blue its poisonous.


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Re: Michigan Hunt - Help ID'ing ~PICS~ [Re: smokin_my_herb]
    #3006603 - 08/15/04 10:00 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

I agree with the others about the first two.

The third appears to be of the genus Pluteus. If the gills are not attached to the stem, and it drops pink spores this will be confirmed. The pink spores will often make the gills change from white to pink. I have not been able to ID brown/gray capped Pluteus specimens to species; they all look pretty much the same to me.

It's an interesting first find however, because some species of Pluteus are reported to be active. All grow on wood, and from what I understand the active ones are very small. I found a very old one last year that had deep midnight-blue coloration at the base of the stem. It was pretty much completely eaten by bugs, so I just left it there. I did smell it, and I noted that it smelled very similar to P. cubensis. This year I found two more with the same smell, but they showed no bluing.

The active Pluteii are supposedly very rare, but I'm sure I've found at least one of them. If your looking for a trip, then don't waste your time with them, but if your all about the hunt, then Pluteus is a challenging quarry.

Peace


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