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rishu_pepper
10/30/2015, 07:42 PM
Someone offered to sell me this mushroom but I'm not really sure what it is worth or even what it is. Any ideas on the species name/market price? Thanks. :thumbsup:

http://i.imgur.com/04ZPBOJl.jpg

Muller
10/31/2015, 07:58 AM
St. Thomas Mushroom ?

rishu_pepper
10/31/2015, 12:24 PM
St. Thomas Mushroom ?

Hmm possible? I looked at some St. Thomas on Google but the bubble part seems a bit off.

Is it a variant of a bounce mushroom? I know the colours of the bubble don't look like it but the shape is sort of similar..

rishu_pepper
11/02/2015, 12:00 PM
Anybody know?

jayball
11/02/2015, 12:40 PM
That is some sort of Rhodactis mushroom, but not the St. Thomas(a specific species of Rhodactis). Looks neat but is probably due to heavy actinic light, I doubt it looks anything like that during regular viewing hours.

IMO, that would go for anywhere between 10 and 30 dollars depending on size and the true color with lights on.

Patwa
11/02/2015, 04:07 PM
Caribbean St. Thomas shrooms are from the discosoma genus (discosoma sanctithomae)

The OP's mushroom is rhodactis sp.....with the bubbles present, you could call it a 'bounce'.

rishu_pepper
11/02/2015, 04:49 PM
That is some sort of Rhodactis mushroom, but not the St. Thomas(a specific species of Rhodactis). Looks neat but is probably due to heavy actinic light, I doubt it looks anything like that during regular viewing hours.

IMO, that would go for anywhere between 10 and 30 dollars depending on size and the true color with lights on.

That's the price being offered, $25 CDN per polyp.

Caribbean St. Thomas shrooms are from the discosoma genus (discosoma sanctithomae)

The OP's mushroom is rhodactis sp.....with the bubbles present, you could call it a 'bounce'.

The seller insists that it is not a bounce, just to ensure I'm not getting the steal of the century. I appreciated the honesty. Regardless, it is still a nice looking specimen and I may buy it anyway.

Thanks all for the help.

Dkuhlmann
11/02/2015, 09:05 PM
There is a little box with a yellow background and a sun, that button is to post pictures in your thread so people don't have to go to the website to view the picture. Just past the image URL in that box and it posts it for you.

http://i.imgur.com/04ZPBOJl.jpg

rishu_pepper
11/03/2015, 02:57 PM
There is a little box with a yellow background and a sun, that button is to post pictures in your thread so people don't have to go to the website to view the picture. Just past the image URL in that box and it posts it for you.

Thank you, I must have missed it somehow.

Still undecided whether to pick this frag up or not though... have lots of green stuff already in the tank!

Patwa
11/03/2015, 03:53 PM
$25CDN ain't too shabby for a bubble green bounce shroom like this with a yellow frilly edge....i'd hit it. (I'm also from Canada)

I bet if Cornbred got a hold of it it'd be more like $125USD + shipping

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