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Fungi (Kitan Club)
« on: May 01, 2014, 06:23:53 PM »
A group of well known species of mushroom/fungi. They're made in a soft, rubbery material, which mimics the feel of a real fungus. I thought that was a nice touch.

I'm not sure if it's okay to post these, but since fungi are closer to animals than they are to plants (and I don't think we'll be seeing a Fungi Toy Forum in future) I'll put them here anyway :)

I do not read Japanese so I don't know if these identifications are accurate. I'm just guessing from appearances, and most of them are no-brainers anyway. If anyone can provide a better one, please do so.

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)







European destroying angel (Amanita virosa)







Shiitake mushroom (Lentinula edodes)







Stinkhorn (Phallus luteus)



Pseudocolus schellenbergiae



Truffle (Tuber spp.)



Hypsizygus tessellatus











« Last Edit: May 13, 2014, 08:21:26 AM by tyrantqueen »



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Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 10:47:33 PM »
These are pretty funky! Totally fair game too - we have non-dinos on the DTF, why not non-animals on the ATF!

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Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 11:22:47 PM »
I've thought about getting these and displaying them among my animal figures as 'accessories' (at least for some fungal/soil associated taxa :))

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Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 10:26:47 AM »
Oh, here's something I forgot to post. Here are the shrooms lined up against a ruler so you can see how big they are.

« Last Edit: May 24, 2014, 05:00:42 PM by tyrantqueen »

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Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 01:47:19 PM »
Brilliant! :) I've also been thinking about buying these, eventually. The size and softness you mention reminds of the Kitan Club jellyfish set, they are also very soft.



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Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 04:37:11 PM »
Woow, really and curious figures  ^-^. Kitan club is really awesome  ^-^.
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Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 11:00:51 PM »
Tyrantqueen, beautiful photos of the Nature Techni Color mushrooms.  Gives me an idea for a birthday present for my wife.
If you ever have a chance to visit Nova Scotia, the Halifax Museum of Natural History has a collection of ceramic mushrooms that look strikingly lifelike.

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Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 09:50:33 PM »
Tyrantqueen, here is a link that gives the scientific name of each mushroom in your set:
http://naturetechnicolour.com/ntc_23/
First pictured is the truffle. See the ID as Tuber spp.  Click the right arrow to move to the next species.

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Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2014, 08:13:12 AM »
Tyrantqueen, here is a link that gives the scientific name of each mushroom in your set:
http://naturetechnicolour.com/ntc_23/
First pictured is the truffle. See the ID as Tuber spp.  Click the right arrow to move to the next species.
Thanks for the link. I'll go back and correct them. Looks like I got genus names mostly correct, the species, not so much :-[ And some others I was way off. I feel silly for not recognising the enokidake or the shiitake mushrooms. Most of my knowledge about fungi is of European and British species.
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Re: Fungi (Kitan Club)
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2014, 08:23:25 AM »
Does anyone own the Enokitake? If you could post a photo here it would be helpful. I did not receive that species in my set :)

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