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butchthedog
28-01-2013, 05:26 PM
Hi all, spotted this FUN GUY while walking the dog this morning.
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Silverback
28-01-2013, 05:47 PM
thats been there years......

butchthedog
28-01-2013, 06:40 PM
They're not the best photo's "phone camera". Will have to get a decent pocket size proper job and yes Sapper it's been there a long time.

Silverback
28-01-2013, 06:45 PM
apparently the layers are similar to a trees growth rings

butchthedog
28-01-2013, 06:48 PM
Didn't know that mate.

Silverback
28-01-2013, 06:58 PM
neither did i till i saw it somewhere.....good thing these forums

Ehecatl
28-01-2013, 06:59 PM
I think it's called diadinaconcentrica and it takes a spark really well once it's dry.

M@

Silverback
28-01-2013, 07:07 PM
daldinia concentrica is King Alfreds cakes, thats a bracket fungus.. Fomes Formentarius or Horses Hoof fungus

Ehecatl
28-01-2013, 07:08 PM
Please enlighten me, what's a bracket fungus?

Silverback
28-01-2013, 07:13 PM
http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=98

I believe that one to be Fomes Formentarius http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/dec2001.html

Daldinia Concentrica linky..... http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/daldinia-concentrica.php

Ehecatl
28-01-2013, 07:16 PM
How interesting. You learn something new every day.

Cheers,

M@

butchthedog
28-01-2013, 07:20 PM
It could possibly be Fomitopsis pinicola (Fomitopsidaceae) RED-BELTED BRACKET If it is that, it's rare in Britain

But more likely to be the one you said Sapper ie:- Fomes fomentarius (Fomitaceae) HOOF FUNGUS

FishyFolk
28-01-2013, 07:37 PM
Good old fomes formentarius - aka - Horse hoof fungus - aka false tinder fungus.

Got tons of them in the woods around here. Here is a vid on how you can use it as a tinder after some hefty processing....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOEaiBZUxgA

wildish64
28-01-2013, 07:42 PM
interesting reading,i was not aware the horseshoe fungus could be black,i've only ever seen them with browns/dark cream colours on all the web pictures and videos ....it certainly looks the right shape.

am now thinking i may have spotted a few and dismissed them due to the colour.

Silverback
28-01-2013, 07:47 PM
How interesting. You learn something new every day.

Cheers,

M@


Yup and guess what ? I learned it here too !

butchthedog
28-01-2013, 07:59 PM
interesting reading,i was not aware the horseshoe fungus could be black,i've only ever seen them with browns/dark cream colours on all the web pictures and videos ....it certainly looks the right shape.

am now thinking i may have spotted a few and dismissed them due to the colour.

It was slate grey on top, but was raining when photographed making it appear darker. Pinkish underside, the picture's don't do it justice really.

wildish64
28-01-2013, 08:03 PM
ahhh right.

well thanks for the heads up butchthedog T^

will keep it in mind

butchthedog
28-01-2013, 08:27 PM
Enjoyed the vid Rune, thank's

nellie
28-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Hello me husband , nice bit of fungi you got there xx

butchthedog
28-01-2013, 09:21 PM
Hello me Nellie, you daft sod Kissy Kissy lol

FishyFolk
28-01-2013, 09:35 PM
Hello me husband , nice bit of fungi you got there xx

Oh no, the wives have found us....

Quick!
Hide the "What have you bought now" thread!

:shocked:

Ehecatl
28-01-2013, 09:36 PM
Too late! Arrgghhh! :zombie-fighting:

butchthedog
28-01-2013, 09:37 PM
SHHhhhhhhh say nothing, mums the word.

Ben Casey
17-02-2013, 10:27 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhh I know what you mean now LOL Hi Nellie I better be careful LOL

butchthedog
18-02-2013, 06:36 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhhh I know what you mean now LOL Hi Nellie I better be careful LOL


Don't you get her going Ben. :war-is-not-the-answ

Ben Casey
18-02-2013, 08:29 AM
Would I do that mate :guns: :)

butchthedog
18-02-2013, 08:55 AM
Would I do that mate :guns: :)

Possibly :p