When: 2019-05-19

Collection location: near Stevens Pass, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kavanagh (Thunnus)

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That’s interesting
By: Kavanagh (Thunnus)
2019-05-20 20:22:22 PDT (-0700)

Yeah, they did smell spermatic which was surprising.

Since it wasn’t a burn area
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-05-20 13:20:39 PDT (-0700)

That does make M. snyderi more likely – however I think it’s likely that there are other more slender species that also fruit away from burns. Odor is informative in this group, as M. snyderi smells like fresh lawn clippings and also spermatic while many of the similar species have more mold odor.

Not a burn area
By: Kavanagh (Thunnus)
2019-05-20 09:29:10 PDT (-0700)

This was not a burn area, just conifer forest at around 3000ft.

Were these found in a burn?
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-05-20 01:02:12 PDT (-0700)

And if so, how long ago did the area burn?

They look like they might be a bit slender for M. snyderi.