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Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores
    #5436961 - 03/24/06 03:45 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Help! I just found a, what I think to be, mushroom growing in the bathroom from the grout by the tub. It is very thin, and looks like melted wax. I thought a votiv candle had burned to the ground because there was black sut all over the area near this thing. I realized the black stuff were spores. The mushroom looked like it exploded? What kind of mushroom does this?? The black spores spread over an area of 6 inches. But the mushroom is not recognizable! It had 3 thin strands, each 1mm thick or less and slightly curled at the ends. Each strand was approx. 2 inches in length. Please help. I sniffed it and everything ... could it be harmful to my health?


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: mchewy138]
    #5437016 - 03/24/06 05:03 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I have no idea... but in your bathroom? That's really weird.


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: SleepAid]
    #5437135 - 03/24/06 06:14 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

clean your bathroom once n a while and you wouldnt have bath fungus
im sorry i cant help but to laff
cant really give u an ID either
black spores blarrgghhh
that cant be good tho..


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: RandomHero]
    #5437635 - 03/24/06 11:11 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I feel I should clarify. My bathroom is clean ALL the time. I just had a leak last week where water sat on the floor for a few days before we noticed. The mushroom is a result of this ... no ideas what kind it could be??


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: mchewy138]
    #5437654 - 03/24/06 11:16 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

The description is kind of confusing. Is there a way that you can get digital pictures of it?


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: mchewy138]
    #5437661 - 03/24/06 11:17 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

There's no telling.
It doesn't sound like a common domestic mushroom that i've heard of...

It's nothing to worry about, though, unless you own the house and fear structural damage. I wouldn't worry about the health issues TOO much, although if you have any shortness of breath, or feel unusually sick, i would at least mention it to the dr. if i had to go.

One thing you can do is collect the specimen and try to have it ID'd by your local university. This will take some finagling, but if you really want to know, this forum probably won't help with such an obscure fungus...

Pics? It sounds interesting....


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: mchewy138]
    #5437674 - 03/24/06 11:25 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I'm going to take a wild guess and say one of this tiny ephemeral species of coprinus.



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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: shroomydan]
    #5437744 - 03/24/06 11:56 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I have read about coprinus growing from bathroom tile, so I agree with shroomydan.

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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: xmush]
    #5437753 - 03/24/06 12:00 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

The wide range of habitats that coprinus can grow from is amazing. I have heard people tell me that they have seen them coming from an old carpet, indoors.
They have been known to grow from all sorts of crazy places indoors. I had a potted plant inside, and some coprinus specimens were growing from the holes in the bottom of the pot - where the water is supposed to drain out.


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: shroomydan]
    #5437868 - 03/24/06 12:50 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Here are some photos - i pulled the mushrooms out of the trash. On closer inspection it appears they have a small cap. Again, black spore print - it actually looked explosive the manner in which the spores were spread near the mushroom. The mushroom as a whole is VERY small and delicate looking.

http://bathroommushroom.blogspot.com


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: mchewy138]
    #5438051 - 03/24/06 01:54 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

i can't really tell from the pictures..

but black spores and growing in bathroom suggests Coprinus..


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: GGreatOne234]
    #5438086 - 03/24/06 02:08 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I had to EDIT this today to repost the pics as I had mistakenly deleted.......

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mchewy138 said:
.....black sut all over......realized the black stuff were spores.....looked like it exploded?......The black spores spread over an area of 6 inches......the mushroom is not recognizable!]





Coprinus radians or domesticus (not referring to the Aroras domesticus neccessarily)


Coprinus radians


or

Coprinus domesticus



LOOK OUT!.....its rainin SPORES!



good calls on the Coprinus


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: mchewy138]
    #5438984 - 03/24/06 07:16 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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Help!  I just found a, what I think to be, mushroom growing in the bathroom from the grout by the tub.










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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: mchewy138]
    #5439011 - 03/24/06 07:23 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Does it have a classic cap and stem or.. some other shape?


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: eris]
    #5439764 - 03/25/06 12:11 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Eris - did you look at the photos I posted? I am not sure what kind cap or stem it has. I am not too keen on the terminology for mushrooms. Please look at the pictures and you can tell me. But from what everyone is saying, I think coprinus is the correct breed! Thanks everyone! Coprinus are not poisonous are they??


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: mchewy138]
    #5441492 - 03/25/06 06:24 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

some species of Coprinus are poisonous when mixed with Alcohol.


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: GGreatOne234]
    #5442754 - 03/26/06 02:05 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

There was a caller on Car Talk a few weeks ago with mushrooms growing from the floor of her vintage Volkswagen bus. Also sounded like a classic Coprinus from the description... melting to a gooey mass yadda yadda. The caller stated she took one of the mushrooms to a ?botanist? who amazingly arrived at chanterelle as an identification. I wondered if she had an oak tree growing in her van? and if so, would this ?botanist? have been able to distinguish it from a cedar.
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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: mchewy138]
    #5444053 - 03/26/06 03:38 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

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Eris - did you look at the photos I posted?  I am not sure what kind cap or stem it has.  I am not too keen on the terminology for mushrooms.  Please look at the pictures and you can tell me.  But from what everyone is saying, I think coprinus is the correct breed!  Thanks everyone!  Coprinus are not poisonous are they??




hey chewy....Coprinus as a group are some of the most sought after and eaten mushrooms around the world and as GGreat1 already mentioned are famous for the problems they can cause when eaten along with drinking alcohol such as the "Alcohol Inky" Coprinus atramentarius to name just one.....and there are others in the group that many have problems with while not others even requiring hospitalisation with severe reactions :sad:.....none are known to be deadly....yet....and Aroras Mushrooms Demystified claims for C. domesticus "of very good flavor when cooked" says Greg Wright....but there is nothing I haven't seen Greg not eat....but hes still alive so....and I have also seen C. disseminatus growing inside but it doesnt "melt" (deliquescence).....I posted a couple more pics of your mushrooms in their more familiar settings....can you pick which of the two is yours?.....without a microscope?.....hmmm


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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: shroominDole]
    #15175144 - 10/04/11 05:37 AM (9 years, 30 days ago)

i think same type of mushroom growing in our office. when i 1st saw it, i thought it was a burnt cable, floor was cover with black powdery substance. 

can anyone help identify what it is?  Am worried if these are harmful or not.  thanks





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Re: Help identify mushroom growing in bathroom - black spores [Re: nick_a_jose]
    #15175183 - 10/04/11 06:07 AM (9 years, 30 days ago)

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i think same type of mushroom growing in our office. when i 1st saw it, i thought it was a burnt cable, floor was cover with black powdery substance. 

can anyone help identify what it is?  Am worried if these are harmful or not.  thanks








Looks like Coprinus comatus.


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