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Contents 1. Introduction An Exciting Time for Amateur Mycology.................................................................. 1 How to Use This Book.............................................................................................. 3 Edibility.................................................................................................................... 3 Coverage Area........................................................................................................... 3 Midwestern Mushroom Clubs................................................................................... 4 Recommended Midwestern Mushrooming Locations................................................ 5 Acknowledgments..................................................................................................... 7 2. Collecting, Documenting, and Preserving Mushrooms Equipment................................................................................................................ 8 Ecology, Ecology, Ecology!........................................................................................ 8 Collection Methods................................................................................................... 9 Making Spore Prints.................................................................................................. 10 Describing Mushrooms in a Journal.......................................................................... 11 Determining Odor.................................................................................................... 11 Determining Taste..................................................................................................... 12 Testing Chemical Reactions....................................................................................... 12 Preserving Specimens................................................................................................ 13 Storing Specimens..................................................................................................... 13 Midwestern Herbaria................................................................................................ 14 3. Using a Microscope to Study Mushrooms Equipment................................................................................................................ 16 Calibrating a Microscope.......................................................................................... 17 Chemicals, Reagents, and Stains................................................................................ 17 Studying Spores......................................................................................................... 18 Creating a Section to Study....................................................................................... 19 Working with Dried Specimens................................................................................. 20 Additional Resources................................................................................................. 21 4. Identification Keys A: Key to Major Groups of Mushrooms..................................................................... 22 B: Key to Pink-Spored Gilled Mushrooms.................................................................. 24 C: Key to Pale-Spored Gilled Mushrooms, First Part.................................................. 26 D: Key to Pale-Spored Gilled Mushrooms, Second Part............................................. 32 E: Key to Amanita...................................................................................................... 40 F: Key to Lactarius..................................................................................................... 41 G: Key to Russula....................................................................................................... 45 H: Key to Dark-Spored Gilled Mushrooms, First Part................................................ 46 I: Key to Dark-Spored Gilled Mushrooms, Second Part............................................. 52 J: Key to Terrestrial Pored Mushrooms....................................................................... 56 K: Key to Pored Mushrooms on Wood....................................................................... 62 L: Key to Chanterelles and Trumpets.......................................................................... 66 M: Key to Toothed Mushrooms................................................................................. 67 N: Key to Puffballs and Earthstars.............................................................................. 68 O: Key to Cup Mushrooms........................................................................................ 70 P: Key to Morels, False Morels, and Saddles............................................................... 73 Q: Key to Club and Coral Mushrooms...................................................................... 74 R: Key to Miscellaneous Other Mushrooms............................................................... 77 5. The Mushrooms...................................................................................... 80 6. The Evolutionary Picture..................................................... 397 Bibliography and Works Cited......................................... 401 Glossary and Index......................................................................... 405 Mushrooms of the Midwest ...

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ISBN
9780252096006
Related ISBN
9780252079764
MARC Record
OCLC
886539874
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-11
Language
English
Open Access
No
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