Observation 174852: Leucoagaricus leucothites (Vittad.) M.M. Moser ex Bon

When: 2014-08-20

Collection location: Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-23 11:33:25 PDT (-0700)

taken two days after collection. I had placed the cap onto the spore board and then never got around to removing it until two days later. Early on, a thick white print quickly developed. But when I finally removed the mushroom from the board, the print had been converted into a thick pink print. The gills had also turned pinkish brown. MushroomExpert says the gills on this species may become pinkish in age. Gives rise to a few questions. Is that really a pink spore print? Or did pigment leach from the gills and turn it pink? If a print is taken form a post-mature specimen, may one expect a pink tint?

When I wiped the spores off the board with a white tissue, the spore residue was clearly pink.

Created: 2014-08-21 19:37:15 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2014-08-23 11:26:43 PDT (-0700)
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