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Dictydiaethalium plumbeum ?! spores

Dictydiaethalium plumbeum spores


-SPORES: Ochraceous or yellow in mass, pale yellow by transmitted light, spinulose, 9-12µm in diameter -PERIDIUM: ochraceous or yellow, persistent, and forming a flat or dome-shaped cap at the apex, sometimes dark with superficial deposits of refuse matter, continued down to the basal membrane in four to six straight threads, evanescent between the threads.


-HABITAT: Decaying wood. -DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan


i have seen similiar spores ( ), but sadly from another species, otherwise wasn't i able to find other references to compare and confirm my spores of this original spotting --->( )

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1 Comment

AlexKonig 10 years ago

hi clive, the microscope is relativ new. it was a set and i haven't buyed any additional asseciors. The Glass-slides which were in the set, aren't that good quallity. Because i'm new on this area, i don't really know, what you mean with "mounting medium". I use the "glass-slide", with a drop "Distilled water" , before the drop water, i prepare (spread,seperate) the object (slime mold fruitingbody), then the water on it. Then were in the set: hard-plastik-covers (plexi-glass-like) and soft-plastik-covers (shopping-bag-like). Don't know, when to use the soft-covers,therefore do use the hard-plastic one as COVER-slide. At this particulary spotting/microscope-specimen, was a lot of slime, they are covered in slime-water mix,maybe therefore the odd image. Dry/dehydrated should they not be! Also my usb-micro-oculare-camera isn't that amazing.

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Horst aan de Maas, Limburg, Netherlands

Spotted on Jan 3, 2012
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012

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