Myxomycete of the Day

Not technically fungi, but often lumped together with fungi
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Pitufo » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:52 pm

Thanks for th update Dave, I noticed you were using T. meylanii on your website. Good to know - I don't have that supplement yet.

I didn't even need to go looking for this one - I noticed a small group of them growing behind a sample of Stemonitis I was investigating.

Arcyria pomiformis
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Pitufo » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:24 pm

Cribraria aurantiaca found yesterday at Causey Arch, Durham.
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Pitufo » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:05 pm

I seem to still be hogging the myxo section, but as long as nobody minds.. here's another.

Trichia affinis, found in Northumberland recently.
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Waxcap » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:50 pm

Which microscope and camera are you using for your micro images?

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Pitufo » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:49 am

This camera https://micro-science.co.uk/product/mic ... th-usb3-0/

Although I think this camera is as good and uses the same excellent software https://micro-science.co.uk/product/mic ... lcmos-5mp/

The other hardware was a bit more exotic and not commonly available - an Apo N.A.1.4 objective with an Aplanat condenser on an E600. Unfortunately you usually need to be prepared to sell your car to get one (and it's not worth it unless you have some specific requirement).. It is surprising how close you can get to this performance with achromatic objectives and a green filter.

Probably best if we open another thread somewhere if you would like to discuss further.

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Pitufo » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:24 pm

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Lamproderma columbinum, Northumberland.
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Wood Wanderer » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:59 pm

Pitufo wrote:Lamproderma columbinum, Northumberland.
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Stunning photos, well beyond the abilities of my mere 105 macro lens .... :lol:

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by RuberCalitium » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:36 pm

I saw this today and had no idea what it was - a steer from Sterry and Hughes' Collins fungi Guide points me in the direction of a slime mould, some sort of Stemonitis fusca??? It was slightly more lilac-coloured than the photo shows.
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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Pitufo » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:13 pm

Yes, it looks like it could be a Stemonitis that has been attacked by a fungus.

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Re: Myxomycete of the Day

Post by Pitufo » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:03 pm

Cribraria violacea from willow bark humid-chamber culture.
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Cribraria violacea. Willow bark culture.

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