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thanks for the ID lightworker... I have entered it at last. Been so busy!
hehehe, my luggage is already bursting at the seam, and I haven't seen too many mushrooms in south India, where I live. But maybe...
Well, then I must hereby demand that you purchase a new microscope and enjoy it too!
Interestingly enough, my favourite"toy" when I was a kid was a microscope! I dissected and looked at everything I could find for quite a few years!
Well, I of course would recommend that you buy your first battery operated scope. You can get one at amscope. Otherwise, you can always mail a spore print to a number of mushroom collectors/identifiers on mushroom observer.Sometimes they'll ask for a few gills to work with to view other cool things.
@lightworkerpeace. Thanks! Then I have to send them to someone who knows how to identify the spores? Very interesting, but difficult for a traveller to do, I think!
This is how to a spore print (for freshly harvested fungi) in five quick steps:1. Using scissors, cut the stem off at the highest point possible and set it aside2. Get a fresh piece of tinfoil about 4 times the size of the cap3. Place the cap (gills will face down) ontop of the tinfoil in the center4. Take a clean drinking glass and place it (upside down) ontop of the cap to prevent other particles from getting in (and allowing a longer freshness timeframe)5. Wait about 12-24 hours and remove the cap
thanks lightworkerpeace. How do I take a spore print for next time?
A very cool Deconica species, I believe!If you take a spore print and look at the spores under a microscope you find out more about the species!
Spotted on Sep 19, 2012 Submitted on Sep 21, 2012
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