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After 4 days in the fridge, some fruiting bodies breaking open, black spheres and gunge

Observed: 1st September 2014 By: muymalestado
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After 4 days in the fridge, some fruiting bodies breaking open, black spheres and gunge
After 4 days in the fridge, some fruiting bodies breaking open, black spheres and gunge
Description:

This is a good year for mushrooms. This single example has the black eggs attached. Not seen before in years of finding mushrooms.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Alison Galbraith's picture

Hi,

It looks like the "slug eggs" that you found on the gills are actually a species of Myxomycete (Slime mould) to me but I could be completely wrong and I would like to know what other people think.
Ali.

marksteer's picture

Hi Ali, You maybe right that

Hi Ali,
You maybe right that these are Myxos but no idea what one!
Mark

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

Alison Galbraith's picture

Hi Mark,Neither have but

Hi Mark,
Neither have I but they do not look like slug eggs :/

Ali

Peachysteve's picture

Myxo

I'm with you guys.
Definitely not slug eggs and looking pretty much like a myxomycete

leenestofvipers's picture

Myxo

Perhaps Leocarpus fragilis which can be found on living plant material and well as rotting plant debris and wood. Perhaps it has found its way onto the chanterelle by chance. Did you keep the sample?

marksteer's picture

Hi Lee, I see where you are

Hi Lee,

I see where you are coming from with your id suggestion!

Any idea if Bruce Ing will be publishing a new book on Myxomycytes with photos?

Mark

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

flaxton's picture

If only. This has been on the

If only. This has been on the cards for many years now but without coming to fruition.
Mal

leenestofvipers's picture

books

Last time I me up with Bruce was a couple of years ago at a BMS meeting and he was still talking about the book with photos. I hope he does but for now if I want photo references to cross ref with Bruce's book I tend to use Les Myxomycetes by Poulain and Die Myxomyceten by Neubert, Nowotny and Baumann, very expensive but with great photos.

muymalestado's picture

The specimens are in our

The specimens are in our fridge and look very similar to their original state but with condensation are damper.

leenestofvipers's picture

myxo

I am surprised it hasn't collapsed into a goo after being in the fridge. You could try taking them out of the fridge and seeing if they spore but I suspect they wont.

muymalestado's picture

More than just being still

More than just being still 'intact' several fruiting bodies are cracking open to reveal tiny black spherical items and/or black gunge matrix. In daylight I'll try more, and better, photography.

Phil

muymalestado's picture

Fridge storage has not ruined this sample

Apologies for less than wonderful representation; after four days at 5degC the mushroom is wholly intact, as Chanterelle is good for long storage, and the fruiting bodies are 'hard' and handle-able / not soft goo at all. Skins of some some are cracking, showing black spheres. The whole is now at ambient indoor conditions to hurry-up any development.

Friends say that Leucocarpus fragilis should have orange heads. Is this not the correct species for this specimen?

I posted photos of an orange-headed specimen HERE 2 years ago which may have been L fragilis.

leenestofvipers's picture

L fragilis

Leocarpus fragilis is usually glossy chestnut brown as it matures, like your specimen. It also appears to have dark spores and some calcareous deposits inside the capillitium (possibly a trick of the camera) which would be correct too. I am not saying it is but it might be.

dejayM's picture

Egg shells fungus

Oh yes, surely, but unusual substrate..
Remarkable and excellent photos muymalestado.
See mine http://www.ispotnature.org/node/755231