Observation 91748: Melanogaster Corda

When: 2012-04-03

Collection location: North Lakeport, Lake Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Lawrence (Rondango)

No specimen available

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-07 13:37:11 EEST (+0300)

It has now matured. You now need to make a quality of life decision: is the odor worth saving, or is it time to chuck the collection and bury it? Now you know how a single Melanogaster could drive one from a car when the fungus matured on a warm summer’s day while in your trunk.

The sensation is impossible to describe unless you’ve been through it.

That is the way with truffles: the odor will either drive you to eat it just to get rid of it, or you will throw it to Shrek’s land of Far, Far Away.

The smell is now intense…
By: Ron Lawrence (Rondango)
2012-04-07 05:34:32 EEST (+0300)

and is permiating through a zip-loc freezer bag and stinking up the garage.

The aroma
By: Ron Lawrence (Rondango)
2012-04-05 05:38:59 EEST (+0300)

was non-existant when fresh. (I checked with two other folks)Tonight they have a definite old garlic truck smell.

Is that a small sterile base…
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-04 20:30:38 EEST (+0300)

on the upper portion of the left-hand bottom photo? Some Melanogasters appear to have these vestigial bumps with many converging rhizomorphs.