When: 2014-06-11

Collection location: Seven Tubs Natural Area, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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Thanks Doug.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-16 09:18:55 PDT (-0700)

If I get a chance to visit this location again this week, I can probably make another collection.

Spores are usually not difficult to get. But I find the handling of these small Galerinas to be difficult. So making a section or extracting a piece of gill is a delicate operation that I have not quite mastered.

I wish I had some Meltzer’s! My doctor says he will write a script for me. But I have been unable to find a local pharmacy willing to fill it.

Yes, Galerina -
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2014-06-14 13:57:18 PDT (-0700)

Yes that is Galerina alright. But which species, don’t know, it will take some scope work. Need spores, cheilo- and possible pleuro-cystidia, and probably in this case caulo-cystidia. Also spores, and possibly the reaction to Meltzer’s. This is the east, so there are a number of things. Most possibly something from Mycenopsis, but could be a very small guy from sec. Galerina, except the stipes are not getting dark from the bases here.

I’ll send off a message…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-13 17:22:17 PDT (-0700)

to Doug.

To be honest, when I first began interacting on MO the communications were not without friction. For reasons that go beyond galerina ID, your suggestion is welcome. Thank’s Adolf.

Looking for Galerina identifications?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2014-06-13 16:35:29 PDT (-0700)

Doug Smith is interested in Galerina. Oluna (mycological part of our team) is quite good at them as well, but it is not too enthusiastic about identifying other people’s collections.

My Lincoln penny collection…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-06-13 16:05:43 PDT (-0700)

includes both small and large date versions of each of the 1960 Philadelphia and Denver strikes. So I don’t mind using this one as a scalar. Come to think of it though… I should check to see if it’s the 1960P small date. That one is sufficiently uncommon as to rate a value of over $1!

Ooops… this one’s a 1961.

As for the galerina, I had meant to look at the spores, but I misplaced the slide with the print. Probably more common than a 1960 large date penny, as I see these tiny moss-dwellers at this same location every spring. If I knew of someone interested in conducting a detailed examination of galerinas, then I would preserve and submit.

Rare find
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2014-06-13 11:25:17 PDT (-0700)

US penny 1960. Several moths ago, Canadian government switched to the penniless economy and pennies are getting out from circulation. Did you collect it? Adolf

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