Recording all fungi throughout the Calderdale area. Please feel free to post sightings or pictures to alison.galbraith(at)gmail.com If you wish to join this blog then please email Alison.
Hi Alison Well done with the rehydration. It looks like Auricularia auricula-judae now. What do you think?
Yes it does Bruce, a little in the photo, but when you see it in front of you, it's definitely Exidia glandulosa.
I also rehydrated Auricularia auricula-judae, and they have grown enormous, much larger then when I picked and then dessicated them.
A fried egg, jelly ear and toast for breakfast then?
Well done Alison for finding the id of this one that I suggested was possibly Common Tar Crust (Diatrype stigma.) Now we have to find that !I've rehydrated the small specimen I brought home and yes! it's swelled up into the Witch's Butter (Exidia glandulosa)we're familiar with just as you predicted. Under the 20x lens in bright light it looks like brownish frogspawn with black "embryos" partly breaking the surface.
Thanks to Dorset Mushroom Hunters, for making me see the light :D