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Ascobolus immersus

Post by FungiJohn » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:32 pm

Hello all

During our many Longshaw surveys this autumn I found lots of Ascobolus immerses with the usual Pilobolus and Cheilymenia species on Cow dung. It was an ideal subject for the Canon MP-E 65mm lens in the studio.

Looking forward to next spring when I hope to have more time on the site :)

Best Wishes - John
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Re: Ascobolus immersus

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:48 am

Hi John
photo's #5 and #6 are excellent images of Ascobolus immersus - #5 showing the prominent spores in the relatively few-asci-ed apothecia, with their large spores. But #3 and #4 clearly show a different species - A. furfuraceus perhaps? (would need to see spores etc. to be sure).

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Re: Ascobolus immersus

Post by FungiJohn » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:51 am

Well spotted Chris. They are indeed a furfuraceus. Now to find out how they got in the post and correct it :D

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Re: Ascobolus immersus

Post by Lancashire Lad » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:44 pm

Absolutely superb photography John - both macro, and micro!

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Post by adampembs » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:56 pm

Yes, excellent photos and an ideal candidate for fungus of the day ! ;)
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Re: Ascobolus immersus

Post by Wood Wanderer » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:13 pm

Stunningly good photos John, be great to have you back on a more regular basis.

Every time I see your shots I am sorely tempted to buy that Canon lens ...

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Re: Ascobolus immersus

Post by FungiJohn » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:52 pm

Chris Yeates wrote:Hi John
photo's #5 and #6 are excellent images of Ascobolus immersus - #5 showing the prominent spores in the relatively few-asci-ed apothecia, with their large spores. But #3 and #4 clearly show a different species - A. furfuraceus perhaps? (would need to see spores etc. to be sure).

cheers
Chris
Just to make things clear, image 3 shows Ascobolus immersus (the smaller greenish barrel shaped fungus) and image 5 is the same area 3 days after. Perhaps you have not seen this stage Chris.

Thanks to all for the kind comments too. They are always appreciated :D

Best Wishes - John

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Re: Ascobolus immersus

Post by Ditiola » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:52 pm

Hi

I agree with the others, Excellent photos john

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