Slippery Jacks only in Tall Grass and Who's eating the Meadow Mushrooms?
larryc at teleport.com
Tue Oct 24 02:19:51 EST 1995
In article <9510181147.AA18535 at sunblock.wec.com>,
mh at SUNBLOCK.PGH.WEC.COM (Mike Hoffelder) wrote:
> Is this just a coincidence or do Slippery Jacks need both
> a pine tree and tall grass?
Many suillus are mycorrhizal symbionts with pines.
> Also the Meadow Mushrooms keep disappearing. I have found clumps
> of these throughout my 3 acres. However after a few days all that
> is left will be some stems and a few small bits of cap.
> Any guesses who is eating these mushrooms.
> Deer? Racoons? Opossums? Skunks?
Deer. Cows. Horses. Sheep. Goats. Mice. Squirrels. People. Why are
meadow mushrooms lasting long enough to disappear? Mine leap immediately
to my kitchen, and the coons can go fishin'.
-- Larry Caldwell larryc at teleport.com
Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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