Observation 195905: Scleroderma Pers.
When: 2015-01-08

Notes: Small light yellow coloured round fungi with short stipe. Growing on deadwood at surface level but covered by forest leaves and debris. I have loaded similar to this find, but not with the added gel like body within the fungi itself. The face edge when cut was sticky. No other specimens located in the area searched.

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No worries, Mate.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-11 23:22:21 EST (-0500)

Good luck with your rebuild. Hope everything works as well as it has been.

Daniel

Sorry about the confusion. I should have said “Gnat and maggot”, not {fungi fly and lavae}. Hope this clears up my errors. I am on another PC today as my main network PC is in for a major rebuild. Sorry about the delay in reply. Only just arrived back home.(That’s what happens when you talk to yourself…. no one to correct obvious errors hahah.)kk

Confusing here, Ian.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-11 13:00:53 EST (-0500)

S. laeve is a species of Scleroderma. Did you mean insect larva instead of lavae, maybe?

Most fungi produce chemical compounds which attracts mycophagist insects. I’m guessing that’s how the larva were introduced. Sclerid flies are fond of fungi, especially truffles. Life cycle of a sclerid fly is 3 days, from egg to egg-laying adult.

Lavae

Daniel. I photographed the specimen immediately after bisecting it. I did not notice the bottom most apparent lavae till I did the imagery. Always a bit difficult in the field. I was rather surprised to to see the lavae, as to me the shell was intact. Although I do suppose entry to the main fungi area could have been through the stipe. But how would the Fly access the stipe as it was still in the natural habitat??. I did not mention it in the preliminary notes as I thought that I could be wrong about the lavae. If at any time you would like a dried specimen that I have available to evaluate please do not hesitate to say. My pleasure. Always appreciate your well constructed comments.kk

I do not believe the spines or warts
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-10 15:42:46 EST (-0500)

rise to the level of S. citrinum, Walt. Ian, the gooey center is rather distict. I think I see parts of 2 maggots writhing within, but will yield to your judgement. If so, this would be the first Scleroderma I’ve seen that was parasitized.

Small sterile base, abundant rhizomorphs, found on wood. Gleba turning pink to shades of pale violet. You may have something new, Ian.

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