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Unfortunately the copies I can find for sale are very expensive, however I have been able to track it down through the Library system and I am currently waiting for the copy that my local library has requested to arrive.
If its really useful, then I will seriously consider buying it.
That article was an interesting read
It mentions that fomes fomentarius and piptoporus betulina are used as fire carrying by the Aborigines; we use them for the same reason here too; so the method I wrote of on another thread about making Amadou is relevant to Australian native species too.
That is great information, I am currently collecting information on all Australian Fungi to make a handbook that is state specific and comprehensively covers our native & introduced edible & non-edible fungi. I would be most appreciative if anyone out there wants to help contribute to this book with their local information and mycology reports.
Scrubby, you should probably expand on your plans with the fungi book before anyone here jumps in to contribute...
I'm just thinking out aloud here, but something as potentially dangerous as fungi identification should be done by some sort of professional if it's to be relied upon by your readers. It would be like me writing a how to rock climb book, people could possibly die because of it. So, do you have a professional on board who will provide concrete ID's and be able to vet our reports to ensure accuracy?
I know it sounds a little safety-sally-ish but being a new member it's hard, for me at least, to gauge your experience and exactly where you are going with your posts. For example, and I hope this doesn't sound too harsh, but you are writing a fungi ID book and some random person on a forum with unknown qualifications has just been able to ID your photos, when one would expect you would or should already have information at your disposal (books, online resources, etc) to do the same and instead enlighten us.
We have a plant and animal database on the forum which could have had 5 either new or updated entries with your photos with some nice information from you with your fungi experience which would have been a shining example for people to then gain interest in contributing to your endeavours.
I would expect if you are serious about getting positive Id's of any plant, fungi or wildlife you would include some details like location which pics were taken also type of vegetation it was found in and more than one pic showing deferent angles and areas of the said item.
Here's my thoughts. Unfortunately, a single photograph from above, is not enough info, to seriously ID a speciman. For instance, to me, number 5 looks like a mature Cortinarius cinnabarinus, but I could be entirely wrong. 3 reminds me of Volvariella speciosa, but your image looks like it has white gills? Single photo's are quite frustrating to ID.