Igor Khomenko

Joined: Jun 15, 2018 Last Active: Mar 07, 2021

I enjoy nature. I'm interested in identifying fungi using microscopy, so most of my observations come with macro and microphotography.

In 2018 I joined iNaturalist. At first, I was posting a bit of everything and the first was a tiny bug that landed on my hand. I got some questions about fungi. How to id Tremella mesenterica and Dacrymyces chrysospermus? What is the cup fungi that looks like Calycina (Bisporella) citrina, but way too big, up to 1cm? (https://inaturalist.org/observations/18273012) It took me a year to find the answer to that question.

In 2019 I became mushroom oriented. It was the year of Scutellinia and Jelly fungi. I discovered that Dacrymyces chrysospermus is not the only one, but there are many other interesting small jellies. I was also trying to id all bigger mushrooms and doing a lot of spore prints. With some of them, I got lucky and discover many species, with others like Russula I didn't succeed.

2020 was the year of Geoglossaceae and other small fungi in families of Helotiaceae and Orbiliaceae and I started doing fungi on dungs. I improved my picture quality and started doing focus stacking.

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