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by Pitufo
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum mutabile?
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Physarum mutabile?

Details for your local recorder. Date, grid reference and substrate will be needed.

http://www.nnns.org.uk/content/fungus-s ... -home-page
by Pitufo
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum mutabile?
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Physarum mutabile?

Thanks James and Mike Please find attached a few annotated photos as requested by James. Physarum mutabile looks good to me - with a couple of caveats. Firstly, the spores were very variable in size. Secondly, the lime notes on the capillitium were not as distinct as I expected them to be (and diffi...
by Pitufo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Fungi on miscellaneous substrates (not soil or wood)
Topic: Literature & resources for Fungi on Misc. Substrates
Replies: 4
Views: 3068

Re: Literature & resources for Fungi on Misc. Substrates

Information on hyphomycetes from the University of Adelaide. The main focus is on pathogens but there seems to be plenty of crossover

http://mycology.adelaide.edu.au/Fungal_Descriptions/

And a quiz... ;) http://mycology.adelaide.edu.au/virtual/
by Pitufo
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum mutabile?
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Physarum mutabile?

Hi James I have posted a bit of info on how to pack here http://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1463&p=7537#p7537 Drying is fine for preservation. If you send me a sample and keep some to look at, I will post a few photos of the most important bits (spores, capillitium and lime granules, etc) a...
by Pitufo
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: How to box a myxo for storage or sending in the post.
Replies: 0
Views: 966

How to box a myxo for storage or sending in the post.

What you need: a matchbox, some card and glue (UHU or similar is best). A well-dried specimen (warm room temp for a few days is usually sufficient for drying small specimens). 1. Cut a piece of card slightly longer than the match box base and fold the end up slightly, to make a tray which fits snugl...
by Pitufo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Microscope camera
Replies: 35
Views: 9106

Re: Microscope camera

Thanks Leif
by Pitufo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Microscope camera
Replies: 35
Views: 9106

Re: Microscope camera

My brief experiences with an SLR on a microscope have not been good ones, but I haven't given up yet. The Canon 70D has electronic shutter, Live View mode and Wifi which means I can control it directly from my laptop, eliminating some of the SLR problems Leif mentions. White balance (WB) was the fir...
by Pitufo
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Microscopes, Cameras, Equipment, Technology
Topic: Microscope camera
Replies: 35
Views: 9106

Re: Microscope camera

Hi Jenny I hope you don't mind me pitching in. I've just been testing a few cameras, so you might find this useful. I haven't tested an Amscope. http://www.themushroomlog.co.uk/microscope-camera-test/ Also, this was a quick test some of our group did also. http://www.themushroomlog.co.uk/microscope-...
by Pitufo
Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Diderma sp. (D. montanum ?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Diderma sp. (D. montanum ?)

Max, thank you for the tip and photos of lactic acid to confirm the presence of lime. I will give it a try one day. Lime nodes are very easy to miss in water - I have heaped great quantities of capillitium containing visible lime nodes on to a slide and then added water to look at them under high po...
by Pitufo
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Diderma sp. (D. montanum ?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Diderma sp. (D. montanum ?)

Hi Max In your last photo showing the opened sporangia, I think I can see white "veins" running through the dark mass or spores. It is hard to tell but do you think those could be lime nodes? Once you transfer capillitium to water on a slide the nodes are often very hard to see and sometimes seem to...