Observation 34061: Hygrophorus eburneus (Bull.) Fr.

When: 2010-01-14

Collection location: Corte Madera, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)

No specimen available

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Noah Siegel took this photo.
Fungus gnats attracted to the mushroom are trapped when they land on the slime covered pileus and end up drowning in the goop.
Playing with the slime for long enough causes air bubbles to accumulate, suspended in the slime!
Noah Siegel also took this shot..

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By: IntoTheFlames
2011-10-25 05:00:55 EDT (-0400)


It looks like
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-02-24 22:12:22 EST (-0500)

this thing even manages to top Limacella illinita.

Do you think the slime is, specifically, a defense against fungus gnats?

That thing has got to win some prize for most slime
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-02-24 09:20:49 EST (-0500)

EVER! Amazing.

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