Observation 207302: Agaricales sensu lato
When: 2015-06-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I checked all the data in the Costa Rica Macrofungi book by Milagro Mata, Roy Halling and Gregory M. Mueller and all the pictures here on this MO page. I even went back to get more pictures on the 20th so I think there is a good chance that this is a Hygrocybe cantharellus. In Costa Rica it is found in Dota (a cloud forest like Monteverde)so perhaps we have it here too.
Once more I will need expert eyes to show me other possible options. Pictures are not 100% reliable to id these mushrooms but, here it is, 17 pictures of them and two different kind of opiliones that were near the mushrooms. The mushrooms were growing in different holes on a tree and are almost eye level.
The second day something had eaten a piece of the small mushroom below and both were way larger than the day before.

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Agaricales at Ficus Trails Natural History Walk
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Agaricomycetes Doweld at Ficus Trails Natural History Walk
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Agaricales at Ficus Trails Natural History Walk
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Agaricales at Ficus Trails Natural History Walk
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Agaricales at Ficus Trails Natural History Walk

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By: Dulce (Green Paradise Ecological Preserve)
2015-06-23 22:29:33 CDT (-0500)

Thanks. I did get many pictures that look very similar but I was also trying to get the Opiliones on the picture to try to ID them for our wildlife inventory.
The pictures were taken in three different occasions. Two on the same afternoon and one the next day. The first day the fruit body looked so red and the next day it was larger and it was more like bright orange. Amazing how fast they grow and change.
Thanks for the link, I will check it out right away.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-06-23 17:47:39 CDT (-0500)

Most of these images are effectively duplicates of each other. They show more or less the same perspective with minor shifts from one to another. Try using the following guidelines in your photography:

http://www.mushroomhobby.com/TOP_10_MISTAKES/

particularly the part about composition (showcasing multiple fruiting bodies of all available sizes/stages of development, showing fertile and sterile surfaces in a single image). We will be (usually) able to tell which of the FBs you include in a single image do not belong to the rest of the collection, which will improve your own field ID skills with time.

And again, please don’t concern yourself with species IDs at this point. You’re trying to raise a sunken x-wing from a swamp before you’ve even begun lightsaber training.

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