Amanita muscaria var. guessowii #Mushroom this morning. Common name is fly agaric.
Another fall hike means it's time for a #Mushroom post! I have some interesting specimens to show you today.
Amanita chrystoblema: American Fly Agaric. Sure it's edible, but only if you're ready for a trip. These are very common all around my forest, no I've never tried one. I have, however, used them to catch flies, and I can say it works.
Suillus Americanus: Chicken Fat Mushroom, loves White Pine. Like the name implies, it is edible, but it's also a very common allergen, so I don't touch it.
Ischnoderma Benzonium: Resinous Polypore grows big, about the size of a large hand. You can see on the lower ones how the resin is leaking from the bottom and dripping down. It's basically concentrated benzoin, which is one of those snake-oil things that can supposedly cure everything. Edible, but like, ew.
Fomentus Fomentarius: Horse Hoof Mushroom, this is also known as "tinder mushroom" because as you can see, it breaks apart in pieces and can be used as tinder. Otzi the Iceman was found to be carrying some in his pocket 5,000 years ago.
Lactarius thyinos is an orange milkcap that grows mycorrizally with trees including (in Duluth, and not limited to) spruces and balsams. It's orange and funnel-shaped with gills that go partway down the stipe. The cap has roughly concentric markings and the stipe often has shallow "pockmarks" where brighter orange shows through. The stem is mostly hollow. It has bright orange latex which does not turn green (at least not at the usual rate; I've never seen it change). #mushroom #foraging
Re- #Introduction time! I'm Ash, a stop motion animator of wildlife and paleontologist.
In the last year I moved from Australia to France and to Mastodon from my ex Twitter handle @aela_wild.
With the move I renamed my business to StudioWild. So far it's a better fit :)
Now that I'm set up, I post about natural history and share my mixed media art. I'm looking forward to getting to know my new landscape and all the weird wild animals and places in between.
If you're inclined, my animations live on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@studio_wild
Livescience.com: Watch slime-covered #penis #mushroom that smells like rotting flesh grow and decay in mesmerizing time-lapse #video
This is a must from #PBS #OPB #ThinkOutLoud for all those interested in #plant #plants #therapy #planttherapy #healing via a #mushroom #mushrooms #shroom #shrooms #trip...
And all those #ageist individuals who's own fear of growing #old makes them #prejudice against the #elderly....
At eighty-eight years #young #VivianAnderson is more lucid, open minded and forward thinking than most people half her #age!
I love hiking this time of year because it's nice and cool, not as many mosquitos, and mushrooms! The fungi are hard at work during this season of decay and transformation.
From top left:
Russula emetica: Also known as Sickener, or Vomiting Russula… you get the idea.
Yellow Fly Agaric: These are fairly common in our local hardwood forests, more so than the red variety. Looks like some animal had a good trip!
Hairy Bracket Fungus: Sometimes called hairy turkey tail; it likes devouring white pines. Spreads quickly, sometimes feeding on living trees.
Wolf's Milk Slime Mold: A cool name for these weird bright pink pustules, they will pop and leak a milky substance if you poke them. No, I didn't try it.
The colouring of these mushrooms can be quite faded during warm and dry weather with stems that are very bulbous when young. They certainly look more deceiving this way.
#Photo: Scurfy Deceiver (Laccaria proxima)
I went hiking with @Knightky in the woods near Guelph. I saw something glowing white and round as a redhead’s untanned arse. I got soooo excited. This is the biggest puffball I’ve ever found, and a definite highlight to my week. #foraging #Forager #mushroom #Puffball #PuffballMushroom #fungus #EdibleMushrooms
Two casts of real mushrooms on a small driftwood, but all cables/battery are hidden underneath though. I really enjoyed working on these two, they had such a warm glow.
I'm open for commissions, feel free to ask me about your dream mushroom.
I keep coming across things that remind me of or are resonant with a recent blog post about identity and selfhood. Like this, from Atmos, about butterflies:
Here's my blog post for reference: https://freeanduneasy.blog/we-are-the-morning-mushrooms/