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ID confirmation - subaeruginosa?

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Hey everybody,

just hoping for an ID request here for some mushrooms found out on a friends farm over the weekend. a couple of big old eucalyptus trees around the patch - although we left most in the ground as they seemed to have only just cropped up and would have been too small to have been dropping spores. The ones that had matured did have a slight bluish tinge around the edges on the top of the cap, and on the stem had a black/ blue tinge when pinched. I took a spore print of all the specimens as well

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks a bunch

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They look like the goods to me, but not confirming on the mushroom in photo 3 as its blurry.

PS. your a messy picker, lol, look at all that dirt and debris on the mushrooms.

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I would say subs also, use scissors next time to avoid disturbing the mycellium.

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they definitely look like P.sub. to me. dunno about 3rd picture, too blurry.

take another walk to your friend's farm and take a piccy of the patch for us.

i wish i had a friend with a farm...

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Hey thanks for the help everyone. Yeah, wish I had of taken a better picture of the patch in general. Hopefully the others will have matured a little next time I'm back there. The slightly blurred mushroom in the 3rd pic is the mushroom at the bottom left in the photo of all the mushrooms together. I think the spore print of all of them turned out to be pretty consistent...

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Looks like delicious subway.

Like everyone else said, use scissors. You did the right thing leaving the babies, don't pick any that haven't opened up their cap.

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Like everyone else said, use scissors. .

My method is to pinch the stem at the base between my thumb nail and fore finger. My finger nail works perfectly to sever the stem neatly, leaving the stub behind. ( talking about picking edibles of course) .

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Stipe stubs attract fungus gnats which then lay eggs on them, and larvae often proceed to eat the mycelium after they're done with them, killing the organism. So neither method is without flaws, with species growing on flimsy substrates.

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