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Bioluminescent Mycena sp. and more

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Found these up Bellingen way over the new year.

Bioluminescent Mycena species, probably M. chlorophanos, but I'm not really sure. Sorry about the blurry images, I didn't have a tripod and so had to hold the camera still during 30 second exposures. They were remarkably bright, so much so that they could be seen from several metres away.

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Psilocybe cubensis

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Panaeolus cyanescens. Just the one...

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Ganoderam australe or G. applanatum. I'd say G. australe.

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Auricularia delicata. I found tonnes of these in India, but had no idea they were in Australia.

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Macrolepiota dolichaula.

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Others whose identities elude me. If you know what they are, feel free to let me know. :)

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wow thats nice. makes me want to get the camera out and go hang out somewhere dark/damp.

i love the luminescent shrooms, saw some pics awhile ago from japan that are similar.

mmm booby mushrooms..

anyone got pictures of radiotrophic fungi?

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I GREW up in that loverly ares haha i had a friend who ate some glowings made him near die was otrugh he came up with big red sores on his body he was sick for a few months

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Yep, the Macrolepiotas are edible. All species of the genus are as far as I'm aware. I didn't eat those ones as they were over-matured and didn't smell good, but the other species I've tried have tasted excellent, better than your average mushroom by far.

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Stunning photography as usual Tripsis :worship:

The Mycena are so cool, gotta love anything that provides its own light.

The vase shaped beasties look like a Cymatoderma sp. from up this way.

Auricularia spp are a bit like bums this year with all the wet, they seem to be popping up in places i've never noticed them before. or perhaps i just didn't take the time to look before?

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Definitely, anything that is bioluminesces is amazing. There were small, crawling insects which appeared that they may have been in their larval stage, that were bioluminescing too. You could make out tiny points of light on the ground and with some searching could find the source. The very tip of their abdomens would light up. Hadn't come across them before.

I think you're right, they look a lot like some of the Cymatoderma elegans on Blueswami, even to their purple colouration. Interesting, they have anti-tumour effects...

I've not seen any Auricularia species around here, but found some A. cornea on the Sunshine Coast just before leaving for India.

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That is fucking amazing, thanks for sharing.

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That is fucking amazing, thanks for sharing.

^^^^ Exactly what I was going to write until I reached the bottom and seen my words had been stolen! :P haha, amazing bioluminescent mycena dude.. I have never been in such "awe" in my life, absolutely beautiful!! No other words could describe them!

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Definitely, anything that is bioluminesces is amazing. There were small, crawling insects which appeared that they may have been in their larval stage, that were bioluminescing too. You could make out tiny points of light on the ground and with some searching could find the source. The very tip of their abdomens would light up.

it sounds like ingested mycena was shining out of their backside.

noticed lately rectangular, small black beetles with orange heads. two segments on the underside glow intense green.

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