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I live in Northeastern Ohio. We have some horse stalls which are cleaned and the debris is piled up. Dung, straw, and bedding. I noticed that every nite about 50-60 mushrooms appear, but by morning they are starting to fall over and by 9:00am they all gone with just the stems laying every where. Here is what I know.
Gills are not attached (I think?)and are bluish/black.By morning with the dew they seem Inky. It seems the best time is around Midnite to pick.
Spore print is black/dark.
Cap is brownish on top somewhat scaley and about the size of a quarter or 50 cent peice.
Stem is white and hollow but bruise bluish/black 3-6 inches.
There is no distinctive odor or smell.
During the day I can see them starting to emerge, low in the pile. They look like panaeolus subbalteatus, but totally change after the sun goes down. They become long and tall. I am a little confused. There is a small window of time befor they fall and go away, but that next nite there are another 50-60 of them.
Can anyone help or have any ideas. I've been research this for days.
they're likely to be inky caps, coprinus spp., in which case your observation of blue bruising was wrong and you should keep in mind not to jump the gun and call any bruising you see blue, or any sporeprints you take purplish . it's no biggie, we just see this a lot and it makes ID's harder and more confusing when we're given incorrect information taken from descriptions of active species. if there is bluing, the color will be obvious, you can't confuse it for black/brown/whatever.