Posted 14 October 2009 - 03:28 PM
Posted 15 October 2009 - 02:45 AM
Don't have any experience with this species.
It doesn't grow near me. Still, curious and would
like to know how to positively identify in case
I get to travel. Any id tips? Looks similar to many
of the little brown mushrooms I see. How do you
know when you've found the real thing?
Noticed many of the caps shown glisten as if
wet. Is that only because of the rain or a trait
of this mushroom? Does it feel slimy?
What's it look like if you cut the stem in half?
Any chance you could try that and get a
Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:10 AM
I will do my best to answer your question....In my area for example,there are really no other close look a-like's that grow at the same time(Season) in the same fields as the semilanceata's do,so that helps out quite a bit.The closest thing's to it would be a Pan species,that is quite a lot darker,especially the stem.
I haven't ID'd it because there is no need but I think it is Panaeolus sphinctrinus.And possibly a Mycena species that again,really looks nothing like it,size and color are way off.
There color and size can vary quite a bit with age,weather and location.Example,semis growing in the tall rank grasses of a more free range field,will be considerably larger/taller then semis growing in the shorter grasses of more manicured cow fields.I have found semis as long as 6 even 7 inches long in tall grass/bushes and shorter then an inch in shorter grass.
The color can vary from an off white to a dark brown,they can be a solid color or there can be a ring at the base of the cap that comes with age.It can have a nipple or it may not be present at all.They are slippery when wet.They are harder to spot when it is raining or if they are wet,this is when they are darker in color and are usually laying down on the ground instead of sticking up through it.
A few way's I check when I am unsure is to bend the stem around my finger,you can pretty much tie a semilanceata stem in a knot they are that flexible,it can wrap around your finger where the Panaeolus look a-like will just snap into pieces...Also split that cap and check for the pellicle.I have a few pictures in this post showing the pellicle of a semi cap,check them out for an idea.I am not sure if I am missing anything but if you have any more questions feel free to just ask.
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:19 AM
Definitely one for the archives when it wraps up.
Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:34 AM
Posted 15 October 2009 - 01:18 PM
Me too,there my favorite for sure.
Love the pic of the baby one's :)
Posted 15 October 2009 - 02:03 PM
Posted 15 October 2009 - 03:28 PM
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:55 AM
The wind had blown the grass all over the place and made it near impossible to spot the mushrooms.It is raining here now so I may get out one day this week.For now here are a few of the photos I took last Saturday.
I only shot a few semi photos and I took a couple pictures of one of the few look-a-likes in the field as well,they are the last two photos in the group.Not sure on the Id but I think they are a Mycena Sp and really look nothing like a semi.
Posted 19 October 2009 - 12:04 PM
Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:33 PM
And sure enough,and very much to my surprise,I was greeted with fresh semilanceata's all around where I put the patch,extending outside of where I cut the sod out even.:headbang:
There wasn't many,15 to be exact,a few of them were pretty much fully grown,and there were a couple of pins.They were all quite small though,nothing like in the cow field where I have seen them over 6 inches tall.
I had to dig these out of the grass just so I could photograph them..
Another thing I noticed is they are a different color then what is growing in the cow field,these have a very dark top,almost a reddish brown in color.
I took a few pictures and left them there to drop there spores.I am not going to pick anything from it this year at all,I am just going to let it go for this year and hope it will get bigger.
I am supper stoked that this project worked.I really did not think anything would happen at all with this,but needless to say I am extremely happy.
Now that I know it is possible to get these things to grow,I will be doing some more work with them this year.
I plan to start more grain soon for both another outdoor patch,which I will probably be put right next to the one I have going now.And I plan to attempt an indoor grow with them this year,well see if I get to it or not though.I will have to get the agar out and make up a sleeve of dishes soon.
Well here are the first pictures from my outdoor patch.:headbang:
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Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:46 PM
Thank You hyph,Now if I can have the same success with an indoor project well be laughing.
Good work bro !
Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:45 PM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:03 PM
I've been waiting to see this. They look wicked!:amazed:
Not sure if anything will happen with mine. It's in a bit of lawn at the edge of garden by veg patch, separated by a log on edge of veg patch.
I looked under the overhanging grass on the veg side of the log today though and found some myc working its way around in there. Its not growing on the wood though, it's coming through the soil and getting around the shaded grass roots. Not much of it but very white and cottony, I'll try and get a pic 2moro.
Could it be????:eusa_thin