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Western Vulcan de Fuego, Colima, Mexico (large images)


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#1 Alan Rockefeller

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:02 PM

We decided to get up real early so we could hunt as many mushrooms as possible and still get back to Guadalajara in the afternoon.
This is Vulcan de Fuego, the most active volcano in Mexico and one of the most dangerous in the world.
5:30am
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This place has really interesting tropical plants (Cuphea sp.)
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The locals identified this as a Dwarf Eagle, though I am unable to figure out which species they were referring to.
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I don't know what type of flowers these are.
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Dahlia's are extremely colorful
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Here is a coffee tree growing at the yerba buena restaurant, our favorite restaurant in the area.
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Here is Cactu griding coffee that was still hot from roasting. It was very difficult to grind and made Cactu very strong! Until they told him the secret to using the machine and then it was pretty easy.
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Psilocybe caerulescens
Sometimes they grow right out of the sandy wall
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Or out of the sandy dry creek bed
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I tried to make these look a bit like nipples
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Kind of worked
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Note Cactu's infamous styrofoam box in the background
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Amparoina spinosissima (previously known as Mycena spinosissima)
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Copelandia cyanescens
On cow dung. I have no idea how cows got down here. But they did.
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No one has been able to figure out what this is. If I had known it was going to be such a problem I would have saved a sample.
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Another unknown
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Another unknown
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This Conocybe was growing right out of a rock!
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The first time I have seen this particular substrate.
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Dacryopinax elegans
ID'd by Tom Volk, who said "This looks exactly what I have seen in Wisconsin, North Carolina and elsewherein the USA. It belongs in the Dacrymycetaceae, with tuning fork basidia. Wood decayer, with “reverse cups.” Cool fungus."
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Gymnopilus sp.
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This Xylaria is really cool. Tried to save some for ToxicMan but I am not sure if it made it back.
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Daldinia eschscholzii
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This might be a Clitocybula
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Bolbitius
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Ganoderma sp.
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bonus pictures from alan's hunt...

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#2 SilvrHairDevil

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:53 PM

Great pics, Alan. Thanks for showing them.
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#3 Rhyno

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:01 PM

As always great show Alan! What cool trips you take.

#4 nightflyer

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 01:38 AM

Wonderful! :bow:

I love that big, fat caterpillar!

By the way...many US citizens don't know,
that an apocalyptic volcano, a so-called Super-Volcano,
is located in their own country, under the Yellowstone basin:

http://en.wikipedia....owstone_Caldera

#5 Joukahainen

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:53 AM

Awesome pics, thanks for sharing :thumbup:
That black butterfly is just beautiful.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:04 AM

Excellent pictures :bow:
Thank you for sharing :D :D :D
Lots and lots of cool var's

#7 Tripp

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 05:24 PM

Amazing! Looks like an incredible place.

#8 Mermaidia

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:08 PM

Indeed great pictures.:bow: Thank you so much for taking the time to upload them all and share them with us. I felt like i was right there with you. I was thinking, "ohhh that could be pic of the month....ohh that one too...dang it, I can't decide."
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