Wisconsin Mycological Society

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Fungi Facts!

Spore Print

Make a spore print – take an open, flat mushroom cap and leave it, gills down, on a piece of white paper overnight, protected with a cup or glass. Lift the cap up carefully – there should be a pattern of spores on the paper.
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Make a spore print – take an open, flat mushroom cap and leave it, gills down, on a piece of white paper overnight, protected with a cup or glass. Lift the cap up carefully – there should be a pattern … Continue reading

Mushroom Nomenclature

The top of a mushroom is called the cap – inside are gills, where it produces spores, instead of seeds.
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The top of a mushroom is called the cap – inside are gills, where it produces spores, instead of seeds.