Diploschistes scruposus, a crustose lichen

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Diploschistes scruposus, a crustose lichen

Post by ralfwagner »

Hello,

Diploschistes scruposus is a crustose lichen that is common on schist and silicate rocks.

- on location (Eifel, Germany); shot with my mobile

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- Closeup Thallus, 105 mm makroobjective with 36 mm extension ring, 38 picture stack with Helicon.

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- section apothecium, LCB (lactophenol-cottonblue) stain

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- closeup spores

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Post by micro_pix »

A very nice study - I like the section of the apothecium.

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Good job, nice photos

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Post by ChrisR »

Very nice. I always enjoy your series. :)
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Bonjour
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:smt041 Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.

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Post by ralfwagner »

Thank you, all, for your positive response.

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Post by Mike »

Lovely series from macro to micro!

Did you stain the material?

Very good images of the spores.

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Post by ralfwagner »

Mike wrote: Did you stain the material?
Thank you, Mike. Yes, in pictures 3 - 6 the sections were stained with LCB (lactophenol-cottonblue). It is a mixture of Phenol, lactic acid and a very small amount of cotton blue and a much smaller amount of acid fuchsin (formula by Dr. F. Schumm).

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