Observation 185774: Cribraria cancellata (Batsch) Nann.-Bremek.

When: 2014-10-25

Collection location: Pogonip Open Space Reserve, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Thomas Laxton (Tao)

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Thanks everyone.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-10-29 15:38:31 PDT (-0700)

These were hard to see. I only found them because I was looking at the Chlorociboria and noticed the specks of color that were the Cribraria cancellata.
I am using a regular AmScope compound trinocular microscope with a 10MP camera and an AmScope dual head gooseneck 4w led spot light for lighting. Then I use CombineZM a photo stacking program to create a composite image made up of usually 50 to 100 images(depending on the magnification and area to cover.) taken in consecutive focus from near to far to create these images.
If you like this observation I have another Cribraria I just found. It looks like Cribraria rufa to me.

A marvel !
By: Claude Kaufholtz-Couture (Claude Kaufholtz-Couture)
2014-10-29 09:57:04 PDT (-0700)

Belle trouvaille et très belle photo, bravo.

Surement pas facile à détecter sur le terrain !

Beautiful find and very beautiful photo, bravo.

Certainly not easy to detect on the ground!


Whoa…you’re blowing my mind!
By: Penelope (penelopegillette)
2014-10-29 09:13:46 PDT (-0700)

Chlorociboria is even cooler than I thought!!! :D Much thanks for the info. If I do find some this season, I have access to a dissecting scope with a camera, so hopefully I will be able to use a microscope and ID it to species, then post some cool photos! We will see… :)

the Chlorociboria part is easy …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-10-29 08:57:49 PDT (-0700)

and so very fun to find!!!

getting it to species requires a scope.


Ohh yeah…
By: ESLP_Mycology
2014-10-29 08:49:53 PDT (-0700)

I forgot that slime molds aren’t fungi! Thanks for the reminder Debbie! :)

And yay for the Chlorociboria aeruginascens — its a new favorite of mine but I have yet to see it in the field. Hopefully I will find some soon :)

Happy hunting!

shot under a dissecting scope?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-10-29 08:17:34 PDT (-0700)

great photos, and good eye.

these are slime molds, not fungi, but they do sorta resemble one of the Parasola sp.!

Thanks Penelope.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-10-29 05:01:58 PDT (-0700)

Those blue cups are Chlorociboria aeruginascens.

By: ESLP_Mycology
2014-10-28 20:21:35 PDT (-0700)

Cool photos Tao! I’ve never seen fungi like this… under a microscope?
Also, in the last photo, are those two little blue-green cups I see?? —possibly Chlorociboria aeruginascens?

Thanks for sharing your findings! :)

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