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Inkcaps on dung

Observed: 3rd January 2010 By: dshubble
Leaf Beetle Recording SchemeSouthampton Natural History Society
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Description:

Numerous on large piles of dung and rotting straw.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Inkcaps

I agree they are Inkcaps. Did you use a microscope to determine the species? Was it rooting? I can think of 3 species that resemble these specimens.

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Checking inkcaps

Fair question - due to the similarity of several species, yes, spores checked and found to be correct. Also showed them to a friendly local mycologist to confirm.