Notes: Two(still growing) Agarikon on old growth Western Larch substrate.
2nd conk on right side of log was frozen in ice- but leading edge was still soft, cheesy and tasted bitter as hell.
Largest conk(in first set of images) was sampled from and is in culture.
Elevation: Approximately 3000ft.
Temp: low 30’s.
Additional images of home Microscopy(analyzed on 3/2/15) added below
Basidia, sterigmata, Round spore shape (not ellipsoid as with F.officinalis), Hyaline, thick walled cells. Could this actually be a F. pinicola? spore description for F.officinalis in all keys claim ellipsoid(lemon almost) spore shape and not round.
Microscopic results imply Fomitopsis pinicola-see key below.
All other indicators, including taste(extremely bitter), context(old growth larix occidentalis) and friability are correct for L. officinalis.
Master Key oF Polypores From PNW key council:
Note: Specimen is available for further study* substrate is located and marked within 1hr. of home base.
UPDATED 3/8/2015: Laricifomes officinalis confirmed by anonymous aid. Spores lemon shaped(I just have a low quality digital scope). Apologies for the confusion in earlier posts.
UPDATED: 3/8/2015: MULTIPLE IMAGES ADDED BELOW OF PDA SLANT INOCULATIONS .
UPDATED: 3/24/15: PDA AGAR slants with newly establishing L.officinalis mycelium.(very slow growing, as we knew going in).
UPDATED: 7/8/15- Slants with fluffy, white mycelium after overrunning Penicillium.
UPDATED 11/6/2015- FLUFFY, RADIANT MYCELIUM HAS THRIVED BELOW SMALL STERILE inoculant OF L.officinalis finally over ran the initial penicillin contaminant. Substrate almost completely filled with healthy mycelium/hyphae inside slant.
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