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by Chris Yeates
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungus on Ginkgo biloba leaves
Replies: 8
Views: 54

Re: Fungus on Ginkgo biloba leaves

Hi Chris, Thanks your comment. I have collected fresh leaf specimens from the same location and one of our Group will attempt some microscope work. Do you have any thoughts on other fungi that maybe present on G.biloba leaves? E&E does not cover this 'host' and there doesn't seem to be much on the ...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle

Hi Chris Thanks a lot for your comment. I wasn't even sure if it was fungal when I first saw it, so I'm amazed that it's possible to identify it (tentatively at least)! I'm fairly sure of the identity of the beetle. I'll definitely keep an eye out for more of this fungus on my beetle specimens. Bes...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Laboulbenia on a carabid beetle

Hello James What a splendid find. Although on what I can see I cannot be 100% certain of what you have there, if the host has been identified correctly this is presumably Laboulbenia fasciculata (= L. brachiata ). I have come across it twice when examining museum collections of Yorkshire Coleoptera,...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Literature and microscope disucssion (was Waxcaps)
Replies: 6
Views: 30

Re: Waxcaps?

You are quite correct to take time before buying a microscope. As a basic bit of advice I would strongly recommend getting one with a trinocular head - photography down the 'scope will prove so important - even if getting the camera comes later (and advice there may well prove useful). I shall ask A...
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Fungus on Ginkgo biloba leaves
Replies: 8
Views: 54

Re: Fungus on Ginkgo biloba leaves

Might the second image be of something else? Doesn't quite look right for anamophic Bartheletia paradoxa . . . has it been checked microscopically?
Cheers
Chris
by Chris Yeates
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Oyster Mushroom?
Replies: 9
Views: 97

Re: Oyster Mushroom?

Hope I haven't mislead you . . . Colin Hi Colin I hope you won't begrudge me highlighting this thread as part of one of my linguistic campaigns . . . the word "led" is disappearing from the English language thanks to the spellchecker - * lead (rhymes with dead ) is a noun describing a heavy metal, ...
by Chris Yeates
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Question about this Clavulinopsis umbrinella (Beige Coral)
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Question about this Clavulinopsis umbrinella (Beige Coral)

This brings up another important issue. Faced with an unfamiliar fungus (especially when there is adequate material as here) collect a sample . If you haven't got access to a microscope, dry the material in a warm (but not hot) place, and keep the material in something like an old paper envelope. Th...
by Chris Yeates
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Literature and microscope disucssion (was Waxcaps)
Replies: 6
Views: 30

Re: Waxcaps?

Hi Lee all I can say is that mycology for the amateur is a whole lot easier (though by no means easy) than it was when I started out 35 or so years ago. Online resources such as this site would have been quite unimagineable, along with people scattered across the globe and willing to share their exp...
by Chris Yeates
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Witches' Butter?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Witches' Butter?

Hello Nick and a HNY to you too Yes, no problem with Tremella mesenterica . The only other possibility is T. aurantia which is parasitic on Stereum hirsutum . Now you know of the association with Peniophora spp. you will take notice of it in the future ;) . It's interesting to note the pallid areas ...