Observation 197630: Trichophaea Bull.
When: 2015-01-31

Notes: Single specimen, growing on redwood twig. Frb 8 mm wide, 5 mm tall.

One ascus: 250 × 13. Spores 15-16 × 9-10. Hairs up to 700 microns.

The key in www.ascofrance.fr/uploads/forum…/Revised-key-RPKedit-2-0002.doc leads to Trichopaea contradicta, but we probably want to eliminate this as well because of it’s much smaller (up to 2.5 mm) and has much smaller hairs (up to 140 microns).

Trichophaea hemisphaerioides looks the same, but has spores 7-8 microns wide, while all spores I’ve seen that looked mature enough (had 2 drops) were 10 microns wide.

Humaria is out because of non-smooth spores.

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By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2015-02-04 00:56:00 CST (-0500)

Thank you, Elsa and thank you, Claude. I like “successful photo”.

Elsa, I just updated my profile with the gear info. For “tips for good macros”, I have to disappoint you. However, I’ll be happy to answer any concrete questions you might have, if I can.

Hi Sava
By: Claude Kaufholtz-Couture (Claude Kaufholtz-Couture)
2015-02-03 12:58:35 CST (-0500)

Successful photo !

Your photos are really amazing, Sava
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2015-02-03 08:31:22 CST (-0500)

and I would ask you, if not too much, if you could fill out your profile with your equipment and some tips to make a good macro. Would you do that?
Thank you.

By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2015-02-02 23:54:59 CST (-0500)

@Debbie: Things like this just show up if you’re motivated to spend half a day on your knees (which is what Christian and I did).

@Judi: I’m happy to hear the praise, but there’s little extraordinary here except the beauty of the subject amplified by its being hidden from the naked eye. I am a beginner in macro photography, but am getting better. :)

Incredible …
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-02-02 12:40:47 CST (-0500)

.. photography skills!

how did you even …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-02-02 10:58:04 CST (-0500)

see this??!

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