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Offline Rajame

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Re: Mushrooms And Other Fungi
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2010, 05:45:39 PM »
Jonathan,

Thank you for this new addition. It is facinating.

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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2010, 05:57:07 PM »
Jonathan was kind enough to identify what he could of the mushrooms in my album (link above). I will get those names posted with the photos as soon as I can.
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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2010, 05:57:59 PM »
What a great lesson for the first day!  Thanks, Jonathan.

Hint: Could you put a space between the pictures? Just hit Enter after each picture link.
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« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2010, 06:08:31 PM »
What a great lesson for the first day!  Thanks, Jonathan.

Hint: Could you put a space between the pictures? Just hit Enter after each picture link.

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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2010, 06:13:06 PM »
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...just like that, eh Jon?  The spaces make the pictures look better!
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Re: Mushrooms And Other Fungi
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2010, 06:25:06 PM »
Jon, it's fun and interesting to see all the different shapes and colors.   Thank you for sharing them with us!  You are our teacher now.   :nod2   :eclove

Your new topic is a big success!    :thumbup:
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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2010, 12:05:18 AM »
 :ecsmile Congratulations Jon!! wonderful Site, so many of us will learn from your expertise and pictures!

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Re: Mushrooms And Other Fungi
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2010, 02:01:32 PM »
Mushroom of the day

Amanita jacksonii

Description This wonderful mushroom is an Amanita , Amanitas Are distinctive because they grow from a sac like egg, this Amanita is Red with orangish stem. The cap can mesure up to then 10cm, the mushroom don't have any special odor and often grow in small groups. The cap is wartless

Habitat This specie grow mostly under oaks, but can also grow in mixt forest and conifer forest.

Status This specie is kinda common but despite that I only found one specimen once...

Edibility Yes but some toxic amanita look like them after a intense rain!

other info this Amanita is one of the most photogenic of his group when you found it emerging of his egg, no other specie that I am aware of look like it.

unfortunatly something loved it.
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Re: Mushrooms And Other Fungi
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2010, 02:30:59 PM »
Yes, something had some bites of this mushroom.  It's  a gorgeous color.
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Re: Mushrooms And Other Fungi
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2010, 02:48:50 PM »
Jonathan,

You are so kind to share this with us! I find it facinating, but no test ok?  :ecwink

Thank you!

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Re: Mushrooms And Other Fungi
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2010, 02:52:37 PM »
Jon, that Amanita is a very nice color...quite distinctive.  I wonder if the one who ate it liked the taste or was it poisoned by eating that mushroom, perhaps?  Some mysteries can't be answered!   :ecsmile

That makes me wonder...what kind of mushroom did Alice in Wonderland nibble?   :puzzled2  

Right, Rajame...we don't want any tests here!   :eclol
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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2010, 01:30:15 PM »
Jonathan,

I am guessing, but I bet that was a slug that nibbled the Amanita. They would not be affected by the toxins in it.

I photographed one of our big Banana slugs in the woods earlier this year. It had just finished feasting on either a mushroom or tree fungus of some kind. It had munched it beyond identifying it.



Even if the slug has hidden under a log or something, it leaves a tell-tale trail of slime behind. You can see where it crossed over top of the stick in this photo:



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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2010, 01:41:07 PM »
Nice lunch for the slug, Blue.  I wonder if it's going to take a nap now, the way the lions do?!   :ecsmile

That is something new for me to learn today...that the slug won't be affected by the toxins in a mushroom or tree fungus.
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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2010, 03:44:04 PM »
It is possible that the slug may not eat a Manzanita mushroom even though it eats other fungi. Those nibbles on the Manzanita that Jonathan photographed are typical of a slug munching methodically at it. The slime from the Banana slug - Ariolimax columbianus - is toxic.

I used to kill these slugs after seeing how they munched their way through my garden. Then, as I felt more humane, I threw them over the bank - thinking how long it would take them to make their way back up to the garden. Now, I put them in the compost and make them work for a living. They love dead and dying material and don't seem to stray from the compost.

From Wikipedia:
Banana slugs are detritivores, or decomposers. They process leaves, animal droppings, and dead plant material, and then recycle them into soil humus. They seem to have a fondness for mushrooms, and they spread seeds and spores when they eat, and excrete a nitrogen rich fertilizer.[7][8] By consuming detritus (dead organic matter) slugs contribute to decomposition and the nutrient cycles[9] and are an important aspect of the ecosystem.
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Re: Mushrooms And Other Fungi
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2010, 03:53:58 PM »
I'm thinking all slugs would be good composters :question We have brown ones here, i like the idea of putting them in the compost, saves on them sliming the bird seeds. Who/what would the slime be toxic to? Hope not birds.