Several fruiting on a well decayed log in Oak-Hickory forest. Cap: pale brown, woolly; gills terminate abruptly at stem, some cross veins.


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By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2015-08-20 10:25:58 CDT (-0400)

Good question, I maxed it out, ISO 3200.

Thanks again for all the tips. Can’t wait to try it.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-08-19 22:29:58 CDT (-0400)
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2015-08-19 17:57:56 CDT (-0400)

What was the ISO?

I haven’t attempted to photograph the glow yet. well I did but the ones I tried it on were just a little past their prime.

F 2.8 for 64 seconds worked for me
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2015-08-19 16:48:59 CDT (-0400)

I used a Canon G12 running CHDK (to get longer exposure). I had to put tape over the LED’s on the camera, focused manually, and set off the shutter with a short delay. F2.8 and 64 seconds worked pretty well.

By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2015-08-19 15:26:37 CDT (-0400)

You have to do a long exposure. Leave the shutter open for anywhere from 10 sec to several minutes depending on the brightness of the mushroom and the camera.

A dark windowless room is best, especially for naked eye viewing, it can take up to 10 minutes to get your eyes adjusted to clearly see the glowing.

That picture is fantastic. For sure, I’ll be on the lookout
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-08-19 15:10:14 CDT (-0400)

for some fresh specimens — with a single attachment — and will try to get a picture. Do you just go into a windowless room (closet, powder room, etc.) and take a picture as usual or is there a special adjustment I’ll need to make with my camera? This is going to be fun!!!

I would like to point out.
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2015-08-19 14:22:25 CDT (-0400)

That unlike Omphalotus illudens in which only the gills glow, with Panellus stipticus the entire mushroom glows including the mycelium.

I have also noticed a non glowing variant which seems to be able to be distinguished by having many caps on a single attachment, normally there is only one or to caps clustered together.

My observation (178046) is non glowing, I even cultured it because of its amazing cap formation, only to find that the mycelium didn’t glow either.

See if you can see this picture …
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2015-08-19 10:44:44 CDT (-0400)

From Facebook, on Missouri Mycological Society page —

Thanks for the tip, Patrick. I’ll try that the next
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-08-18 18:54:20 CDT (-0400)

time I find some fresh specimens.

Take some fresh ones into a dark closet
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2015-08-18 11:37:02 CDT (-0400)

You will see the gills glowing slightly after your eyes adjust — they are brighter than jack-o-lantern mushrooms