When: 2016-09-12

Collection location: Santa Fe National Forest, Santa Fe Co., New Mexico, USA [Click for map]

Who: weed lady (Sylvia )

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Recognized by sight: ornanamented cap that strongly yellows.

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you are correct.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-09-16 19:23:56 CDT (-0500)

the new bulbs with bad light don’t produce heat, either. you need an old fashioned bulb for this to work. we had one in our jungle cabin in Queensland this past spring, and it dried stuff just fine!

Hi Debbie,
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2016-09-16 19:15:50 CDT (-0500)

Wanted to let you know that the method of using a screen and light bulb to dry mushrooms just won’t work in certain instances. These new light bulbs used in motels do NOT create any heat a all. I struck out trying to dry an Amanita. Darn! Should have brought along my dehydrator on this trip. There were areas of New Mexico which have had enough moisture to support quite a few species. At the altitudes of about 10,000 feet there were plenty found. Sylvia

NM has some cool fungi, once the monsoons hit!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-09-15 17:50:18 CDT (-0500)

even those super strong, almondy smelling augustus turn into a “mushroomy” odor with age, like the ones that you show here.

Still, a relative of those, certainly.

We might just get Rick Kerrigan into the SW next year for the 2017 NAMA regional foray, so maybe some of these Agaricus questions will get answered. His book on North American Agaricus will supposedly be in our hot little hands by the end of this month. But even so, there are still Agaricus mysteries to be solved!

Always good to see your finds.

Hi Debbie,
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2016-09-15 17:35:24 CDT (-0500)

As usual I could not detect any particular odor other than “mushroomy”. Despite being dry it did have a very attractive cap. Thanks for your input. I am totally out of my region of the U.S. and almost everything looks unfamiliar. But it is fun finding them nonetheless. Sylvia

kinda dry
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-09-14 09:51:44 CDT (-0500)

and maybe formerly almond smelling?

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