Observation 83898: Agrocybe Fayod

When: 2011-09-22

Collection location: Colonie, Albany Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

42.7056° -73.8429°

Who: Joeshroomin

Specimen available

Found alongside down Pitch Pine in Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Colonie, NY. Mixed Pitch Pine/Oak trees nearby. Growing mainly out of pine needles, leaf litter and rotten tree materials. Several others found nearby, pictures included. No spore prints taken, however I do still have the dried specimens. Double mushroom appears to be same species, found next to (2) Pig-skinned poison puffballs, both positively identified. There were several of these mushrooms around this rotting Pitch pine tree, I had found more on return trips to the same location, they were much more deteriorated. Pictures of dry specimens included.

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Recognized by sight: When I first saw this observation I was like “Are those latex gloves? Or are his hands deformed?”

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-12-04 15:52:39 PKT (+0500)

hopefully your latex glove supply will be ever greater now that you need not apply them to mushroom hunting. cocky was far from my intention. my first mushroom collections were from under cow pies in the dead of a New Mexican winter. we all make mistakes.

for Danny
By: Joeshroomin
2011-12-04 11:00:04 PKT (+0500)

Wow. You’ll be happy to know I gave you the courtesy of watching that whole video. While it is probably one the most hilarious things I’ve ever encountered, your overstating of the glove issue was informative but cocky.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-12-03 01:06:15 PKT (+0500)

if present, is a character you want to be recording, not avoiding. my first guess was that they might be a safety measure. in either case, I wouldn’t recommend them for mushroom hunting. there are mushrooms which are characterized by a particular texture which you may be unable to detect through a layer of latex. to the extent that the gloves have any smell of their own, they may mask important odors. most importantly, numerous studies have shown that one’s ability to pyschometrically channel the cosmic metamycelial intelligence of a given species degrades dramatically with an intermediate layer of material between skin and mushroom. this person:

is not channeling cosmic metamycelial intelligence.

this person:


is channeling boatloads of cosmic metamycelial intelligence.

By: Joeshroomin
2011-12-02 23:10:53 PKT (+0500)

Yes, latex gloves. Should I not be using them? I was trying to keep it from bruising too soon.

pigskin poison puffball
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-12-02 21:04:03 PKT (+0500)

Scleroderma citrinum. The common name is a reference to a football.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-12-02 15:30:06 PKT (+0500)

Are those latex gloves? And what’s a pig-skinned poison puffball?

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