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Does anyone know what this fungus is?
« on: 18/06/2007 16:05:50 »
These beasties appear in my stable yard in the morning. The ground is covered with them. By mid afternoon they have all shrivelled; but the next morning they're back, full of life again.





 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/06/2007 18:07:07 »
Yes - I think it's Coprinus xanthotrix or the Little Inky Cap. It's a very short lived fungus that inhabits deciduous woodlands. I looks as though the spores may have come in with the bark-chippings you have.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/06/2007 18:31:37 »
Thanks, Stuart. You're probably right about the wood chips. There are more fungi where we've got the most chips (in the menage and on the actual piles of chips). There are none in the fields and just a few outside the stables where a few chips have got scattered.

(the pics were all taken in the menage)

Are they poisonous? If so, is there any way I can get rid of them?

P.S. I just lurrrv the macro facility on my camera!  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: 19/06/2007 07:30:15 »
It would appear that there is some use for it!

"Little Inky Cap Essence

Brings emotional strength and universal trust, when you are vulnerable. Helps to rise above emotions and promotes the letting go of old anger quickly and easily. Helps you to resist pressure from others and stand strong for yourself. To disconnect yourself from old, often unseen, family patterns. "

from: a website that I shouldn't have put on here..... [:I]

but I wouldn't recommend them in a risotto! In all honesty, I have no idea whether they are poisonous or not (although my look-up shows a skull and cross-bones, but this just means "be careful"), or, perhaps more to the point, their effect on horses. Has your possy seemed more self-assured recently, rising above all? Are they sitting around singing "Kumbaya"?

I think the only way of getting rid of them would be to either get rid of the chips (but there may be some spores left) or to make sure they don't set more spores by removing them as they grow.
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« Reply #4 on: 19/06/2007 08:24:58 »
Oops! Sorry Karen - didn't think about that!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/06/2007 09:43:19 »
That's ok.. I know you did'nt.. LOL! You can remove my edit and correct it by having people contact you if they want the link. That would be acceptable  by me,I believe!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 19/06/2007 23:05:43 »
Here are some other fungi at the stable yard. The green 1 looks like a manky old scourer that's seen far better days!





 

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« Reply #7 on: 20/06/2007 07:51:35 »
Nice fungus!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/06/2007 09:57:29 »
looks like a manky old scourer that's seen far better days!

Who are you calling a manky old scourer?
 

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« Reply #9 on: 20/06/2007 10:19:00 »
 They are pretty little fugi aren't they! LOL
 

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« Reply #10 on: 20/06/2007 11:33:07 »
looks like a manky old scourer that's seen far better days!

Who are you calling a manky old scourer?

erm... Scourers Bulba?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 21/06/2007 08:15:00 »
Doc - I don't know this one off pat - I'll try and key it out over the weekend. My mother-in-law is staying with us, so I'll have plenty of time!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 21/06/2007 09:14:25 »
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« Reply #13 on: 22/06/2007 08:57:17 »
Morning Eth

A couple of questions about your fungal growth....

It looks like they have gills, rather than a sort of spongy underside. Is this right?
Are the gills attached to the stem?
Does the stem have a collar?
When the fungus first comes through, does it resemble an egg, then break through what would be the top of the "shell"?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 22/06/2007 10:06:17 »
Does the flesh have a smell? Is it a kind of gassy smell, or of radish? Can you see what colour the spores are?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 22/06/2007 20:29:58 »
I can't answer any of those questions. The fungus was right on top of the chip pile & I've had to scrape that part of the pile away as I need chips every day for the stable floor.

I didn't see the fungus when it first came through as there were still some chips on the other pile & I was using that.
 

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