Appreciation: The slugs appreciate this one

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  1. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes one can find up to 10 slugs on a single one of these mushrooms. They never last long, consumed in a matter of a couple of days.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    Ahh slugs, my wife's Hostas worse enemy. But they have to eat and at least it's only the fungi. Damp shaded environment, the perfect home for the slug !!
     
  3. Frog

    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Lovely bolete! And agreed - brief beauty too soon gone :-)

    *If* you are interested in looking for an ID, I suggest noting any colour change / staining characters, e.g. if you scratch/bruise/cut the stipe mid-way, and at the base, is there a colour change, and if so does it stay that colour or change again. As well, taste-and-spit to determine if mild or acrid can be a useful ID character for this group. Lastly, noting the dominant tree type nearby (hardwood vs conifer or more specific if possible) is useful for some in this group.

    The features you are showing already do eliminate many possibilities; It does not have reticulation on the stipe, no ring, not-yellow pores, pale pores that stain, smooth cap & stipe.
     
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    When you see slugs it means conditions are progressing in a manor which will facilitate the growth of fungi and that condition, is moisture. :)
     

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