Observation 108132: “Gasteromycetes” Fr.


Otro Pufball que crece sobre madera muerta.
Otro Pufball que crece sobre madera muerta.
Otro Pufball que crece sobre madera muerta.
Otro Pufball que crece sobre madera muerta.

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I saw 5 larvae on the exterior of the sporocarps, along with what may be 2 Sclerid-flies.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-03 16:45:10 PDT (-0700)

There is additional larval damage to the sporocarp.

That was not what I was talking about, however. There are, in addition, numerous locules present, especially near the pseudostipe and under the larval colonization area. You may have to enlarge the photos to maximum to see them, though. Locules don’t typically change color, as larval holes do during predation.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-03 14:26:37 PDT (-0700)

those are larvae

Not a puffball, I think.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-02 21:52:22 PDT (-0700)

The enlarged, sectioned photo shows many locules near the base of the sporocarp; and some scattered throughout the rest of the gleba. The lower you look, the more there seem to be. Is this sequestrate, Eduardo?

By: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)
2012-09-02 18:26:58 PDT (-0700)

Las fotos del microscopio son del tejido suelto de la cavidad central

By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-09-02 16:01:01 PDT (-0700)

Can you explain what tissues you are looking at – for your microscope photos?

This is very cool
By: Steph Jarvis (Steph Jarvis)
2012-09-02 15:59:42 PDT (-0700)

More and more, recently, there are reports of puffballs growing on wood. Up till now, Morganella pyriformis is one of the only puffballs we have that grows on wood, in Temporate forests. But, in the tropics… who knows! There is a team of Mycologists in Brazil that may have some more information on tropical Gasteromycetes. The problem is, funding! Without an economic value, or some other medical interest, there is a lack of funding for research on such organisms. However, they are fascinating and they are known to have medicinal qualities in almost every indigenous group of humans around the globe…. so, common science and give us some $!!!

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