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by Pitufo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Trichium?
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Re: Trichium?

The colour is right for a Trichia spores. It could be pollen though - the ornamentation is very big and spiky for a myxo. It wouldn't be the first time I have been fooled. I once tried to identify some dried white paint which was doing a very good impression of a resupinate :lol: Kind regards, John
by Pitufo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Trichium?
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

Re: Trichium?

Hi Steve

Looks like it could be a Trichia. However, you usually find lots of capillitium lying around.

Those spores do look quite odd - worth saving. Some capillitium would be useful for ID.

Cheers,

John
by Pitufo
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum species having a crowded/aggregate sporocarps
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: Physarum species having a crowded/aggregate sporocarps

I wouldn't be certain of ID without a proper look, but I can't see anything reason why it shouldn't be what you suggest.

As far as I know, it is not recorded in the UK.
by Pitufo
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum species having a crowded/aggregate sporocarps
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: Physarum species having a crowded/aggregate sporocarps

A very nice find. Your ID looks good to me.
by Pitufo
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum cf pusillum
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Physarum cf pusillum

I think what you are seeing in the spores is an artefact of treatment with Lactic Acid Cotton Blue - It may be dehydrating the centre of the spore due to osmosis or some other effect.

Cheers,

John
by Pitufo
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Lycogala epidendrum or L. confusum
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: Lycogala epidendrum or L. confusum

The scales might be easier to see mounted in water. The macro shot of your sample does not show a strong pattern like the photo I have of exiguum (which is closely grouped with confusa). Nice shot of the pseudocapillitium. http://www.discoverlife.org/IM/I_UARK/0014/320/Lycogala_exiguum,I_UARK1449.jp...
by Pitufo
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum cf pusillum
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Physarum cf pusillum

I thought the substrate might be a bit flaky and hard to transport. There is some info here on how to box up myxos should you need it http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1463 I might be able to get you a closer look at the spores if you want to put a few sporocarps in a small bag. Are you in...
by Pitufo
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum cf pusillum
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: Physarum cf pusillum

Hi MaxRum Nice photos - you've captured the capillitium beautifully. I always find that difficult. Your ID looks likely. However, I don't know for sure if the sporocarps are this colour when young but it wouldn't surprise me. I think the thick layer you see around the spore is just optical sectionin...
by Pitufo
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General fungi discussion
Topic: New book by Kibby
Replies: 0
Views: 1116

New book by Kibby

Geoffrey Kibby's new book is now available. It is very good. front cover_500.jpg This is the first of two volumes and covers the non-agarics (650 species illustrated, more described). Hardback, 227 pages. - puffballs, stinkhorns, earthstars, club and coral fungi, polypores, crust fungi, toothed fung...
by Pitufo
Wed May 31, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Bright Yellow Slime Mould.
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Re: Bright Yellow Slime Mould.

Hi Mike

You may be right. Ing has T.ferruginosa as "Plasmodium orange, apricot or pink, or white, then pink". I've certainly often found many bright orange examples before. Time will tell...

Cheers,

John