When: 2013-10-22

Collection location: Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Daniel Henslowe

No specimen available

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that is a beautiful pachy, Daniel!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-07-21 11:50:12 CDT (-0400)

if you happen to eat amanitas and grisettes in particular, I think that this sp. is the best flavored of all of our western species of grisettes. meaty, too.

These amanitas can be ridiculously large, and their long loose volvas can serve as habitat for rather substantial forestland creatures.

At least a decade ago, a friend brought in a large pachycolea to the MSSF fungus fair. I was in charge of the amanita table, and when I placed the mushroom in its naturalistic display, I discovered a large newt inside of the volval sac! It quickly crawled into the damp duff, which was wetted down throughout the weekend show. What with all of those fading amanitas in that display, there was probably plenty to eat, too! Afterwards, the original collector returned it to the forest from which it had been inadvertently taken. Happy ending!

The observation says that you did not keep a specimen.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-07-20 23:07:01 CDT (-0400)

Sometimes that setting is on by accident; so I was just checking if there might be a specimen in a dryer.

Thanks for asking for clarification.

very best,

Rod Tulloss

Not sure what your asking
By: Daniel Henslowe
2016-07-20 23:04:04 CDT (-0400)
No speciment, Daniel?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-07-20 22:54:04 CDT (-0400)

Very best,

Rod