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by adampembs
Sat May 30, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Ascomycetes
Topic: Amazing orange disco for ID if poss pls
Replies: 6
Views: 1751

Amazing orange disco for ID if poss pls

Growing on the base of what used to be a pond. It was drained about a year ago, and the first plants are establishing, plus these amazing little chaps. Discs up to 2mm P1100403.JPG P1100417.JPG A few scattered hairs (?) around apothecia P1100424.JPG Spores which had escaped asci were 17-19 x 9-10µm ...
by adampembs
Sat May 30, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Fungus Of The Day (One identified fungus only please, with species name in attachment comment and in post)
Replies: 718
Views: 103233

Re: Fungus Of The Day (identified fungi only please, with species name)

Going by Funga Nordica 2012 which considers it common. I think all Collybias are now down to those which grow on other fungi and have a sclerotium.

I like your signature!
by adampembs
Sat May 30, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Rust on Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Re: Rust on Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)

I'll keep an eye out for sori so I can check the spores, as there are a couple of other rusts on Butterbur. I need to read up on some of this stuff!
by adampembs
Sat May 30, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Diseased Geranium
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Diseased Geranium

I noticed what looks like a white fungal growth on the compost, and then the plant died back (it was a bit neglected..). After some TLC, the plant is doing better, but the white on the compost is still there. I have no idea where to start with this? Any suggestions?
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by adampembs
Sat May 30, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Microscope for spore examination
Replies: 38
Views: 9095

Re: Microscope for spore examination

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_immersion In light microscopy, oil immersion is a technique used to increase the resolution of a microscope. This is achieved by immersing both the objective lens and the specimen in a transparent oil of high refractive index, thereby increasing the numerical ap...
by adampembs
Sat May 30, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: Early Risers - A Thread for reporting unexpectedly early sightings
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Early Risers - A Thread for reporting unexpectedly early sightings

Agaricus augustus - maybe early because its host, a beautiful pine tree, was cut down in the autumn. Perhaps this is its swan song. (I didn't pull these up, saddens me that people do that, especially a fungus as beautiful as this.)
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by adampembs
Sat May 30, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Microscope for spore examination
Replies: 38
Views: 9095

Re: Microscope for spore examination

The one that I'm looking at now is this one: http://www.apexmicroscopessecure.co.uk/ ... html#SID=9. I think I'm also gonna get the Starter's kit and the Apex Minigrab. That's all that's really in my price range and not OUT OF STOCK! :D This doesn't have a x100 oil immersion lens. You will need thi...
by adampembs
Fri May 29, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Rusts, Smuts, and Mildews
Topic: Rust on Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)
Replies: 4
Views: 1100

Rust on Butterbur (Petasites hybridus)

I couldn't see any spores under the scope, any idea which one it is?
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