Observation 57850: Hypomyces lactifluorum (Schwein.) Tul. & C. Tul.
When: 2010-11-02
No herbarium specimen

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Yes It would be interesting to
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-11-07 07:26:30 PST (-0800)

know if you could infect uninfected Russula brevipes with this species in some way…..

I suppose
By: Milo (Mycophiliac)
2010-11-04 22:09:58 PDT (-0700)

it’s out of the question to ask for an explanation of the propagation method? Does Kuo have information on it?

Russula and Lactarius
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2010-11-04 22:07:26 PDT (-0700)

which are both mycorhizzal.

I wonder
By: Milo (Mycophiliac)
2010-11-04 22:06:01 PDT (-0700)

if the mold could be introduced to a saprophytic host, not necessarily in vitro. I know it usually takes over Russulas (mycorrhizal, I believe), I can’t recall what else is commonly seen as the host.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-04 19:52:02 PDT (-0700)

Britney’s got it – to have the parasite, you have to have the host, but this particular host is mycorrhizal. Only aggressive saprotrophs can be cloned by butt-cuttin’.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-04 19:16:17 PDT (-0700)

They are not from my stem butts. I only took my leftovers back after reading something about encouraging more to grow where the russula brevipes grows.
I don’t know enough to say for sure, but it doesn’t make sense that I could grow lobsters from cardboard, they need a host.

The new
By: Milo (Mycophiliac)
2010-11-04 07:01:44 PDT (-0700)

mushrooms were not from your butts, correct?

It’d be interesting to try and clone the species (cardboard?) and see if the parasite or the host mushroom grows, or no growth at all.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-04 06:56:33 PDT (-0700)

For the tip on dying, I didn’t know that about lobsters. I took all the stem butts and the few that were too soft to eat, chopped them up, took them back to the place I found them, dumped them right where I took them from! I walked over at least ten more fully grown lobsters! My goodness!

By: Milo (Mycophiliac)
2010-11-04 02:39:56 PDT (-0700)

the butts! I don’t know if you’re into that kind of thing, but apparently lobsters make gorgeous dyes.


Thank you!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-02 16:27:45 PDT (-0700)

Thanks, I love this site!

Nice photo!
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-02 16:11:59 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for contributing to MO, Britney.

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