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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: 2110

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: 939

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: 521

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: 6741

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: 6741

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: 6741

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: 787

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: 787

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...
by Pitufo
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Myxomycetes (slime moulds)
Topic: Physarum mutabile?
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Physarum mutabile?

Hi James

If you have a sample - or can still collect one - I would be very happy to confirm the identity for you and send you the microscopy images. The same offer goes for any other myxomycetes you would like examining in the future.

Kind regards,

John
by Pitufo
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Fungi ID requests (post here if you aren't sure what type of fungus you've found)
Topic: Possible Entoloma?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Possible Entoloma?

Hi Ernesto.

To me, it looks more like a Stropharia, possibly caerulea.

Is the spore print brown (to purplish brown, en masse)?

You would need to check it microscopically to be certain.