HETERO-BASIDIOMYCETES-Temellales-The Jelly Fungi - II

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Walter Piorkowski
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HETERO-BASIDIOMYCETES-Temellales-The Jelly Fungi - II

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HETERO-BASIDIOMYCETES-Temellales-The Jelly Fungi - II


Top image: Mature individuals
Horizontal FOV 5mm
Canon 10D
Canon 20mm Macro on tubes @ f/3.5
19 images at .001 inch increments

Middle Image: New growth (white balls)
Horizontal FOV 4.75mm
Canon 10D
B&H .7inch f.l. lens reversed on tubes @ f/4
55 images at .001 inch increments

Bottom Image: Nematode’s eye view
Horizontal FOV 1.75mm
Canon 10D
B&H .7inch f.l. lens reversed on tubes @ f/5.6
55 images at .001 inch increments


All images processed in Combine ZM and Photoshop

These tiny gems are one of the smallest temellales that I am aware of. The only ones smaller are those seen in my earlier post “Sorocarps of a Dictyostelid”. Not visible to the naked eye, they can sometimes be spotted visually if there are enough of them as an orange coloration on the substrate. In this case a log.

From my personal study those seen in the top image are mature and have reached their full size and color. I could be in error and they may be a different species than the other two images. The middle image shows the growth of new members of a cluster. The white subjects grew in after about two weeks in captivity. Unlike myxos these can be kept alive and well for a good period with the right humidity and lighting.

The bottom image is nematodes eye view of the happy family that I took to better understand their growth. Fun subjects under a dissecting microscope they are less photogenic in the compound type but interesting none-the-less.

Walt

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Walt, I think you must have us all rendered speechless. I know very little about these organisms, but I have a pretty good idea how much work it takes to get these pictures, and I just wanted to say "We appreciate it!"

Thanks! :D

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Post by beetleman »

Simply beautiful work Walt. I would like to also thank you for your wonderful work and the information that always comes with your amazing pictures.
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Great photographs Walt but I like the myxos much better. :wink:

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Post by Walter Piorkowski »

Thanks guys. I know that this is pretty wierd stuff, for geeky people like me. And Rik, sometimes its just enough to know that someone is looking at the pictures. Hopefully to turn someone else into a geek too! More myxos are next Ken.

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The world needs more Geeks! "Power to the Geekie People!" :D

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