Observation 180450: Pisolithus Alb. & Schwein.
When: 2014-09-26

Notes: With pine.

Now I’m noting as much as I can about Pisolithus structure. Can’t do everything at once but here’s what I got from this specimen.

Exterior/Peridium (pic #1):

- Very thin, ~.1mm, seems as much like a hardening/drying out of the interior as it does an actual shell.
- Pale and soft from the bottom, to light chocolate brown and tough at the top. Those areas come together in the middle where, on the interior, the periodioles start looking like they’re sporebags.
- Apparent yellow bruising in the lower softer areas is basically the same as exposing the wet peridiole squishiness inside, which looks almost identical to the natural dried-interior-looking areas on the peridium.
- Overall pinkish tint.
- Large cracks (gorges) across the fb apex, obviously part of the fb growing up and splitting open.

Interior/Peridioles:

- Stage 1.
The lower parts are mottled yellow & black in smooth knife sections. (pic #2)
They’re white & black in ripped sections. (same)
Why?
Because the white stuff is very, very delicate and easily stains to yellow with any pressure.
The black stuff (tough —> “jelly”) very slowly gains ugly green with exposure. (pic #3)
The exposed yellow stuff very slowly gains red. (same)

(pic #4 shows stages 2 to 5)

- Stage 2.
Peridioles become clearly formed.
Exteriors white.
Interiors white staining yellow as in the previous stage.
Jelly turns from black to ugly green with small streaks of bright yellow, and will remain so.

- Stage 3.
Exteriors become more susceptible to tinting pink with exposure.
Interiors still white, but with maturity become less susceptible to yellowing, so more mature cut sections are whiter.

- Stage 4.
Peridioles can be separated intact from the jelly.
Exteriors drab olive.
Interiors full of black stuff.

- Stage 5.
Peridioles can be separated even more easily.
Exteriors drab yellow.
Interiors masses of brown spores.

- Stage 6.
Peridiole exteriors & (now dry) jelly fade away with maturity.
Cottony whisps appear with maturity (from ^?).
Whisps keep the spore mass vaguely intact, whether or not they’re still contained by the fb peridium.

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Spores
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-10-02 02:48:12 EDT (-0400)

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Very nice, Pulk.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-27 13:44:53 EDT (-0400)

You’ve covered just about everything. Speaking of which, did you get spores everywhere, too? The think I hate about slicing Pisolithus is the stain on my hands, books, clothes, tools…everything, really.

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