Alison Galbraith's picture

Roe Deer dung fungus

Observed: 19th February 2013 By: Alison GalbraithAlison Galbraith’s reputation in Fungi and LichensAlison Galbraith’s reputation in Fungi and LichensAlison Galbraith’s reputation in Fungi and LichensAlison Galbraith’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Roe Deer Fungus
Description:

I collected Roe deer dung samples on 29/01/13 from wooodland, placed them on damp kitchen paper, on a plate and covered them with a glass bowl and waited. Today I had these results. Can anyone identify the fungus please.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Alison Galbraith's picture

Thank you for your proposed

Thank you for your proposed ID, I'll keep you posted. Immature specimens look like miniature Shaggy Ink Caps, quite scaly and rugged.

D.M.H.'s picture

Most have a life less than

Most have a life less than 24hours, I had to smile thinking about you watching poo waiting for things to grow. now thats dedication good work keep it up :-)

Www.facebook.com/Dorset.Mushroom.Hunters.

All given ID's are subject to error/ommissions. Please seek independent verification before acting on ANY advice given. BE SAFE =)

Alison Galbraith's picture

Thank you, yes their life

Thank you, yes their life span is very short, after a couple of hours of being exposed to the 'fresh air', they collapsed. However, I have many more that will hopefully mature and will take some more macro photographs in due course.
:D