When: 2017-11-03

Collection location: State Game Lands 38, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)

No specimen available

This looks quite similar to too many different fungi. I thank whoever identifies it correctly for me.

Things to note; conifer forest and spore print BROWN.


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Used references: Looks more like lateritium, but coniferous area favors capnoides. There could be buried hardwood present.

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By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2017-11-11 15:22:44 CST (-0500)

I was actually considering a glass cutting board (flat and hard) painted with alternating stripes of white and black paint. Your suggestion sounds even better. Thanks again!

If you can find…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-11-11 15:15:21 CST (-0500)

a flat piece of white plastic, then sticking a few strips of smooth black plastic electrical tape to it creates a nice reusable spore print surface.

By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2017-11-11 15:07:52 CST (-0500)

I’m surprised this never came up before. THANK you. In fact although paper and markers are dirt cheap I did consider having to buy something that’s hard and smooth that I could wipe off and re-use every time.

It’s best to use…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-11-11 13:02:14 CST (-0500)

a non-porous surface to collect a spore print. Moisture seeming out of the mushroom can stain paper and alter the perceived color. If you don’t have hard smooth surfaces to work with, then glossy paper out of a magazine is probably a little better than writing parer.

By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2017-11-11 12:39:02 CST (-0500)

The spore print was much darker (I assume thicker then too) and I did it on normal lined paper you’d use in everyday circumstances. I colored parts of it black (to have white/black areas) with a felt marker.

Hi Chris.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-11-11 11:32:44 CST (-0500)

How thick was the spore print? What medium did you use to collect the spores?

By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2017-11-10 20:27:41 CST (-0500)

I thought it was somewhat red/brown like cinnamon.

What color of brown for the spore deposit?
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-11-04 22:04:22 CDT (-0400)

Reminds me of Hebeloma.

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