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I think that the hairs of this is too short for S scutellata but allocating a name from the other 20 species would be impossible from a photo.
That is why I put that I couldnt be certain.I am intending to examine the spores if I can get some.Any tips?
The colour and length of the hairs and the shape (most oval but some globose) and the amount of "ornamentation" on the spores all help to come up with an id.
I have added a closer shot which shows better the 'eyelashes'.
They do look longer in that photo. Were they growing on wood?
Yes on a fallen tree in mixed woodland. Lots of them.
How do I get the spores out of these?
Take the largest one and put it face down on a glass slide. Cover it with a cup or the like to stop any draughts and leave over night. Lactophenol cotton blue is the best stain for seeing the ornamentation but you should see the shape and get a good idea from a water mount. You may not get too many spores so mark the point where the fruitbody was.
Thanks, I will give it a go :)
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