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Deconica

Deconica sp.

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9 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks for the ID lightworker... I have entered it at last. Been so busy!

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

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...

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 9 years ago

Well, then I must hereby demand that you purchase a new microscope and enjoy it too!

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

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!

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 9 years ago

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.

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

@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!

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 9 years ago

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 aside
2. Get a fresh piece of tinfoil about 4 times the size of the cap
3. Place the cap (gills will face down) ontop of the tinfoil in the center
4. 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

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks lightworkerpeace. How do I take a spore print for next time?

lightworkerpeace
lightworkerpeace 9 years ago

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!

pamsai
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Spotted on Sep 19, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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