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Leonard Poxon
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Stinkhorn Fungi

Post by Leonard Poxon » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:59 pm

Over the last week or so I have been observing some Stinkhorn fungi at Duxbury Woods after I found 2 'eggs' on Friday 21st. September. I visited the site on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th but could not get there in daylight on the 25th due to work commitments. When I visited on the 26th in late afternoon I found that one of them had erupted and was almost gone. That made me even more determined to catch the second one in action. I visited again on 27th, twice on the 28th and at 07:50 hrs on Saturday the 29th. when I noted that the 'egg' was more oval and a white ring could be seen beneath the outer coating. I returned again after the fungal foray at 11:15, when the Stinkhorn was partially erupted and again at 14:00 hrs when it was more fully erupted. In both instances the gleba was in one piece and there was only the odd fly buzzing about, neither was there any bad smell. I returned again mid morning today and the stinkhorn was almost gone.
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