Micro mushroom Part II. Overview and spores

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Charles Krebs
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Micro mushroom Part II. Overview and spores

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This is a follow up to the yellow "lollipop" fruiting bodies I posted earlier in the week:
http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/v ... php?t=1618

The first shot is an "overall" of this subject. The yellow fruiting bodies grow taller and turn brown. The brown ones are filled with liquid and millions of spores. They are extremely fragile, and break open with just the slightest touch. I touched a cover-glass against a couple of them, and immediately I had a "smear" of spores on the slip. This is what was used to take a really close look at the spores for the second photo.

Canon PowerShot A620

Olympus 100/1.40 S Plan Apo. Canon 350D. Oblique brightfield illumination.

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Post by Ken Ramos »

Outstanding! :smt023 These are really amazing. I like the first image where one can get an overall view of the fruiting bodies. Just to the right of center, there seems to be some that resemble Cordyceps fruiting bodies. Wonder if there might be a small insect under one of those? :-k Also the second image I like very much, you could not ask for a better spore shot than this. I am surprised that they are as large as they are, seeing as how the fruiting bodies are so tiny. I seem to have read somewhere that some fungi, not all, do grow best during the winter months, I wonder what kind these are? :-k

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Post by beetleman »

Wonderful followup Charles...a true scientist. Utterly amazing photos.
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Post by svalley »

Charles, an alien landscape. Very cool.
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