Observation 175341: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray
When: 2014-08-24
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: odor like Cortinarius traganus

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Walter
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-08-27 18:34:28 CDT (-0500)

You can easily buy KOH pellets or aqueous solutions of various concentrations, wherein the concentration is expressed in units called molar. If you have a jeweler’s balance, I suggest you buy pellets and make your own solution. If not, buy a solution that you can dilute to the desired concentration. For instance, a 5.5% by mass solution of KOH in water (5.5 g KOH in 94.5 g water) is 1.0 molar. When working with KOH, always wear gloves and eye protection — it’s very corrosive. Always add KOH to water, not the other way around, as mixing the two together is a strongly exothermic process, i.e. generating a lot of heat. Good luck!

I have never
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-08-27 17:39:24 CDT (-0500)

seen this in the east. The other Cortinarius you have posted recently I have seen here. I wonder if they can be separated by their bar code. I have a big bottle of KOH crystals; it is easy to mix up if you have a scale which are very inexpensive. The hardest part is finding the small bottles. Are you going to Seattle?

Thanks Terri, Donna and Eva
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-08-26 18:56:02 CDT (-0500)

I think I left my bottle at NEMF

my orders
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2014-08-26 12:32:23 CDT (-0500)

come from
The Hoosier Mushroom Co.

www.hoosiermushrooms.com

Walt,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2014-08-25 20:52:34 CDT (-0500)

Have you tried the Kennebec Pharmacy in Brunswick, Maine for KOH? They will mail it to you.

Terri

Martin
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-08-25 20:39:36 CDT (-0500)

This is one of the most common late summer Corts locally. I have seen it for many years. By the way I am still looking for a source for KOH.

Walt
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-08-25 19:38:08 CDT (-0500)

These pale to pale tan, purple gilled Cortinarius are interesting. You should start saving them for a sequence study. I don’t think anyone has done it, and it needs to be done. These look distinct to me, but we don’t have a name.

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