Collection location: Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
Terrestrial in mixed woods. Context stained pinkish in some portions after a short period of time. later on some gray to blackish areas became noticeable.
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I’ve had a dehydrator for a few years now. I use my garage to obtain spore prints when I can.
I’m a converted cat-person. I still like dogs, but since marrying Karen, a dedicated cat person, I’ve come to realize the advantage of having a cat for a pet. If we leave home for any number of days, all that’s necessary is for someone to visit our house every few days to perform some minor cat maintenance. Much easier than owning a dog.
Something I learned from Rod Tulloss awhile back… Air dried mushrooms often fail to yield usable DNA data. This was the opposite of what I had previously assumed… that material dried quickly at high temperature would lose integrity. So now, anything I deem worthy of study is dried in my dehydration device, made for me by a friend who’se a sheet-metal worker. I’ll bring it over to your place sometime so you can see how it’s made. I’m not very handy. But I think you may be able to make one of these. Or, a commercial unit works well.
Kuo is studying Lecccinum species. I may have this in my garage as I try to obtain spore prints on everything I find, but my wife and I feed stray cats in our yard and also provide access for them to my garage. Cats being what they are, explore and play with everything they encounter. I’ve put mushrooms on my workbench in the evening and next day I had to search for them, but the cats are fed and safe which is my main priority. PS. I’m a dog person and don’t have a dog.
As you probably know, the NA Leccinums are currently being studied.
According to BRB the initial pink staining of the cut context is one key to this species. I know one spot locally where this type seems to appear each year, along the side of a trail lined with a thicket of small gray birch and one hemlock sapling very close.
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