The glistening ink cap or mica cap is a gill mushroom belonging to the Coprinellus genus. They are saprobes that grow in tight clusters on stumps or at the base of dead or dying trees. You may also find them terrestrially as they feed on woody debris buried under the soil. A commonly widespread species and no stranger to urban habitats. Typically found in early Spring, but may appear all year round if winters are mild.

Microscope: Swift SW380T
The Swift SW380T, with its wide magnification range, is an asset for any mycologist. From 40X to 2500X, it illuminates intricate mushroom details. Plus, with camera compatibility, sharing these wonders is just a click away.