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When: 2008-10-17

Collection location: Eastern Ontario, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

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In my backyard!

First three photos: the two oldest specimens. One has folded up like a cheap suitcase as well as beginning to deliquesce. The other is still ovoid but is just blackening at the very bottom of the cap.

Next photo: a single younger specimen.

Next two: another younger specimen.

Seventh: the whole group.

Some specimens have two or three photos, some shaded and some in sunlight.

Eighth: the upright mushroom from the first three photos, eight hours later. It had dried out a bit during the day but had not opened up appreciably. Some differences in its appearance are a result of very different lighting conditions: it was twilight. I actually held a flashlight beam on the mushroom while the camera’s autofocus did its thing, so as to get good focus, then shut it off so the camera would take a flash photo.

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