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by adampembs
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hygrocybe virginea?
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Hygrocybe virginea?

I went for the LCMOS 5MP camera from Brunel and I've been delighted with it. It should be fine with your microscope, but check with them first. There is a 0.45x tube that screws on to fit the microscope (I'm sure they can provide this) http://www.brunelmicroscopes.co.uk/digitalmicroscopyl.html It mi...
by adampembs
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hygrocybe virginea?
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Hygrocybe virginea?

I was asking about the capacity of the camera in megapixels, rather than the image you posted. For micrographs, you need at least 5MP to avoid pixelation. Some people swear by 10MP cameras but I find 5MP is enough. It's not the only criterion though, lens quality etc also matter. My problem is I thi...
by adampembs
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Hygrocybe virginea?
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Hygrocybe virginea?

Either H.virginea or H. russocoriacea (the latter is supposed to smell of cedar-wood)
As far as I can see, this is the only way to tell them apart.

P.S I think the "roughness" of the spores is pixelation. Note how the oil droplets (spherical objects) are also rough.. What MP is the camera?
by adampembs
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Little sordid agaric under pine
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Little sordid agaric under pine

Sordid is the cap colour. It just means dirty white. The gills are white. The shot on the right is more accurate for colour, but is out of focus and doesn't show gill attachment, which is why I took the indoor shot later. The indoor shots also show the hygrophanous nature of the mushroom. (ie a diff...
by adampembs
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Moss Fungus ...
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Moss Fungus ...

DSC_0011-001.JPG DSC_0013-001.JPG DSC_0014.JPG DSC_0016-001.JPG EDIT please ignore the Mollisia that I seem unable to remove .... Can't help with ID, but do you realise you don't have to click on the "place inline" button (circled in image attached) which has NO bearing on whether the images are di...
by adampembs
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cort, Hebeloma or something else
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Cort, Hebeloma or something else

Thanks Roy. It was dry when I found it, but it has leaves sticking to the cap. I think FN uses the synonym C.emollitoides for ochroleucus. It describes the spores as almost smooth, which matches nicely, I could only just see they were roughened. Also describes the cap as "very slightly viscid to alm...
by adampembs
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Cort, Hebeloma or something else
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Cort, Hebeloma or something else

Cap and stem were dry. Spores slightly roughened. All too small for Hebeloma, so I guess I'm looking at Cortinarius and I suppose it ends there unless anyone has any ideas. I'm not sure if the gill edge shot is showing true cheilocystidia.

Growing mainly with Hazel and beech
by adampembs
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Little sordid agaric under pine
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Little sordid agaric under pine

A small sordid coloured agaric 20-30mm diameter growing under a 2 needled pine. Very wet dry and cap and stem only slightly viscid when wet, not after drying. Adnate gills Hygrophanous. Fertile gill edge, no cystidia I think it is a cutis (very densely packed and hard to see structure in a section, ...
by adampembs
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Moist Chamber Culture
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Moist Chamber Culture

I was trying to grow slime molds using bark samples. I have 4 on a windowsill that never sees sun - temp ~ 19-20C.
Instead of getting a Myxo, I get a Mycena. I love how nature refuses to be obedient.
by adampembs
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Literature and resources for general fungi
Replies: 13
Views: 2760

Re: Literature and resources for general fungi

I see the "The Genus tricholoma in Britain" by Geoffrey Kibby has been re-listed as a 2nd edition (2017) with the original being published in 2012. Does anyone know how different the two editions are? "The Genus tricholoma" in the Fungi of Northern Europe (FNE) series is a tempting offering, it was ...