Collector(s): Catherine Thompson
Determiner: Sava Krstic
Original Determination: Gyromitra melaleucoides
Other Habitat & Locality Notes: Road 12, 1st stop
Other Specimen Notes: see label photo for spore info; no mushroom photo available
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Joe, What do you really want if not a single list of species? Species lists as such are fine, but they are useless for the distribution data unless they are documented by the collections that support the observations.
I agree with Christian on this topic, but I draw the line at no photo. There is no way to demonstrate the authenticity of these observations or accuracy of the taxa being applied so the data set as a whole loses value. This is an observation of a piece of paper, not a fungus. Unless someone intends to support these “records” with images or vouchers then they have no place In this specific database.
Perhaps we can develop a way to differentiate between observations and unsupported records at MO?
It’s a citizen-science database that relates records of taxa to locations, makes searching and mapping easy, and allows for constant revision and updating. You can even download .csv files to add to your own Excel sheets!
Sure, there are easier ways to make a stand-alone species list. But that’s not what I want.
There are easier ways to make lists of species from various forays. Does Christian or Joe know some better suited programs for recording their collections? What about Excel or MS Word? Joe is pulling up his boots with a pair of pliers, as Germans would say. Adolf
P.S. I would not mind, but it degrades the MO usefulness.
That’s your definition of a record you want to look at.
Which is fine.
Not a record… A record requires an actual specimen or at the very least a picture, drawing, or maybe even a description of one.
Location, date, ID…
These are just silly…if there is no mushroom to even photograph then you should probably just not post it. MO would do well in adopting the frassing policy bugguide has where useless observations are removed after 30 days.
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