Identification: In lieu of birds

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  1. David Tang

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    I went to Iona this morning in search of the reported canvasbacks
    and ruddy duck. Found none. Found this cluster under pine trees
    as consolation. They are quite big, 4-6 inches. Reddish brown.
    On one is attached a juvenile slug. Kindly ID please. Thank you.
     

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    Sorry for the lack of cooperation by the ducks today!
    This mushroom is an older specimen, much harder to ID as there have been colour changes along the way. Best guess is Tricholoma. And there are enough brown capped Tricholoma that I would likely not get it to species from a photo even if fresh.
    I can't see quite enough of the slug but I think it is a taildropper :-)
     
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    Genus is good enough for me already. Thanks a lot.
    And the added bonus of taildropper slug.
    Too bad all literature online and printed do not show juveniles !
    I notice there is a faint yellow line around the mantle. So could
    it be P. andersoni or foliolatum ?
     
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    P. andersonii would be my guess but that is based on very little visual information, so just a guess.
     
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