Observation 153181: Mixed collection

When: 2013-11-19

Collection location: Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hunter hunter

No specimen available



Proposed Names

77% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
Sounds like
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-11-23 13:50:59 CST (-0600)

you may have sterilized the wood chips unintentionally. Placing soggy wood chips in a sealed container will do that. One way to sterilize straw for run is to soak it underwater for 3 days. Anaerobic fermentation does the rest. Not necessarily sterile, but often close enough to allow any spawn to grow through it rapidly.

One thing though: you said you added some spawn to the chips before sealing it? That should have killed the spawn too. Most fungal spawn hates to be underwater for over three days. Kills most of it.

OTOH, morel sclerotium held underwater for 3 days will flush, once the water has gotten through the touch (and often hygroscopic) exterior, sclerotia will sometimes flush – even under water!

Worst spawn run ever
By: Hunter hunter
2013-11-23 12:09:54 CST (-0600)
I was not trying to cultivate these. I simply tossed a bunch of soaking wet wood chips in a sealed five gallon bucket over the winter with a small chunk of myc. In the spring I spotted the bucket popped it open and it was bubbling and kinda stinky. I tossed those chips outside and added nothing else; wood chips or spawn. There has always been a lil bit of visible myc whenever I would poke around in it.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-11-23 11:11:56 CST (-0600)

I think your “spawn” was compromised. Most spawn which has run through completely tends to eliminate competition.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-11-23 11:09:18 CST (-0600)

Describes the cap as dry.

Doesn’t look dry-capped here.

Only two kinds
By: Hunter hunter
2013-11-22 23:14:56 CST (-0600)
The bluing thick stipe with caramel cap sPecimens are what I believe to be from azure spawn. I have only transferred one type of mycelium about three years ago. I made sure to keep this spot from receiving any other genetics cause it was my first transfer and wanted to see what would happen. Very neglected. Never watered, dogs walked on and have dug at the patch. The hitch hikers popped up at the same time, which I believe to be Pholiotina filaris. They are the ones with a ringed stipe and no bluing more of a brownish red pileus with obvious striations on the context.
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2013-11-22 22:32:22 CST (-0600)

I’m pretty sure that “Hygrophorus with a twist” is a Pholiotina.

Some very interesting observations, here.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-11-22 22:14:12 CST (-0600)

There’s the Hygrophorus lurking in the middle of an otherwise clump of, something.

But it’s not just Hygrophorus. It has a twist. The base has a volva-like cup WITH GILLS pointed upward, just as the upper slimy specimen cap is pointed downward. There appear to be four of these other-worldly fungi here. Two appear to have a viscid cap. Two have this gilled base. And two more don’t have the gilled base, or at least I can’t see it.

Then there’s the filamentous shroud over a cap and descending to the substrate as well. Something parasitic perhaps? Hypomyces?

Depends on what the most abundant fungus is, which I don’t think has been suggested. Looks like at least three different fungi here.

Plum wood chips
By: Hunter hunter
2013-11-19 23:31:46 CST (-0600)
Some of the genetics may have made their way from the Oregon coast three years ago. It appears that there were some hitch hikers.
In a garden or cultivated area?
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-11-19 22:30:21 CST (-0600)

You might want to break these up into two separate observations—you can use the same photos.

Created: 2013-11-19 16:29:16 CST (-0600)
Last modified: 2013-11-19 22:39:23 CST (-0600)
Viewed: 114 times, last viewed: 2017-11-11 03:39:40 CST (-0600)
Show Log