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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2009, 09:49:04 AM »
Since the Chernobyl Disaster from April 1986 and radioactive fallout I personal don't consume wild collected edible funghi anymore. >:(
All are regarded suspicious due contamination with Cäsium-137... :'(
maybe that explains why on over night field trips i've seen Mountain Goat glowing in the dark :D ::) :o
Cheers Dave
Errrr, Dave I think that might be due to something you've been eating ... or drinking....or... ;D
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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2009, 10:07:47 AM »
I will just mention some fungi are phosphorecent before some of this speculation gets out of hand ;D.  It is quite erie to see rotting wood glowing in the dark; the cause being biological and not due to radioactive contamination.
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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2009, 10:52:34 AM »
I will just mention some fungi are phosphorecent before some of this speculation gets out of hand ;D.  It is quite erie to see rotting wood glowing in the dark; the cause being biological and not due to radioactive contamination.

Perfect for a light snack, David?   :D
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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2009, 01:07:20 PM »
I will just mention some fungi are phosphorecent before some of this speculation gets out of hand ;D.  It is quite erie to see rotting wood glowing in the dark; the cause being biological and not due to radioactive contamination.


A Fungus expert on the radio yesterday warned against the consumption of one species in particular (though, of course, I cannot remember which! :-[ :-X  ).... which is notorious for its ability to accumulate heavy metals  and other nasties  :o.  He is a retired mycologist from RBGE.
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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2009, 06:43:26 AM »
While the Fungi is on topic, My son and I have got home from Lake Daniels in the Lewis pass. Check out these beauties, the first 2 look like brains! Sorry no idea of the names, David may be able to help there?
Bush Robins were everywhere and really curious.
The Sluice box bridge-can you spot the shadows of 2 trout?
Beauty of the bush.
Prince of Wales ferns.
The Lewis pass tarn.
Great couple of days despite the weather.

« Last Edit: October 01, 2009, 11:36:54 AM by Maggi Young »
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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2009, 06:54:11 AM »
Shades of Lothlorien! It really is Middle-Earth! ;D
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PS loved that glacial blue river water!
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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2009, 07:07:24 AM »
SUPERB, Doug ... thanks for posting!
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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2009, 10:00:00 AM »
Cheers guys, it really is an amazing and beautiful place. Just a couple of other photos that might be of interest. 2 more fungi, names unknown. My son preparing for a leap - the track was submerged in some areas. Lake Daniels and another angle of the Lewis pass tarn.
Doug Logan, Canterbury NZ.

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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2009, 10:29:00 AM »
Doug,

The first two fungi pictures are Gyromitra tasmanica which the same species that I showed in one of my previous pictures. It is interesting that it appears to form fruiting bodies in the spring. We have never found it in autumn (May).

The first of the second set is a large woody bracket fungus - I cant identify the species.
The second mushroom I cannot identify either.
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Re: New Zealand field trip September 2009
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2009, 11:44:30 PM »
I will just mention some fungi are phosphorecent before some of this speculation gets out of hand ;D.  It is quite erie to see rotting wood glowing in the dark; the cause being biological and not due to radioactive contamination.

Perfect for a light snack, David?   :D

If you want to vary the menu a bit you might try fireflies (or glow worms or jellyfish); whatever appeals to your taste.
David Lyttle
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