Collection location: Nescopeck State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
Who: Dave W (Dave W)
Probably something in the fastigiata/rimosa group. Mixed woods.
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more good collections saved. Send them all together later. I will do most of my DNA work in late Fall and over the Winter. Thanks Dave!
area seen on the gills of the one mushroom in the first photo. Looking at the dehydrated specimen, it appears there may be a bit of dirt stuck to the gills… or it may have been a shadow in the photo. At any rate, I don’t have the chemicals on hand to test your hypothesis, gsharp.
Linas, I’m sitting down tonight with lots of material to begin to package… Inocybes and Entolomas for you and Amanitas for Rod. I’ll probably hold off on mailing anything until the collecting season ends around here. Fall is a really good time for Inocybes, so additional collections are certain. But if you prefer to receive what I presently have at hand, then just say so and I’ll get a package ready by mid-week.
…it may be revealing to use a solution of 95% ethanol and 5% 4-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde. A positive reaction will show a distinct pink color in the presence of psilocybin. The test will also presumptively identify the less common substance psilocin with a purple color. I’ve never used it – just learned of it.
I’ll do a PDAB test on the dried material.
If the gills are truly green-blue and pileus margin is bluing, Inocybe cordyalina or a similar psilocybin-producing Inocybe should be considered.
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