Observation 75742: Mixed collection

When: 2011-09-08

Collection location: Apsley, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: jasana

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I like to get in situ photos of undersides
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-09-08 17:18:20 MDT (-0600)

when possible. That said, if you must, go ahead and pick the thing. It’s like picking a flower or a fruit off a tree — that doesn’t really harm the tree.

Go ahead and kill the mushrooms
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-09-08 16:35:55 MDT (-0600)

Tear them up, for science. Some people use mirrors to get pics of the underside without disturbing the mushroom, but that is annoying. Pick the mushroom, get a good pic of the underside, then drop-kick it to disperse the spores everywhere.

mixed collection
By: jasana
2011-09-08 13:19:57 MDT (-0600)

My apologies. I realized after I started uploading that I should do individual uploads of different types of mushrooms. I will also try to remember to take photos from different angles (I don’t like to touch them too much in case I damage them). Thanks for the helpful advice – I’ll keep your suggestions in mind next time I’m out taking photos. Much appreciated.

A mixed collection
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-09-08 13:02:54 MDT (-0600)

It is best if you can make separate observations for each species. Make sure to get good macro shots of the undersides of all the mushrooms, especially polypores. You have three species here – looks like a very old Climacodon septentrionalis, Ganoderma, and Fomitopsis pinicola.