Observation 212320: Gibellula Cavara
When: 2015-08-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 8mm x 10mm on top of log near forest floor gathered August 2, white thread-like bundle, insect if present is completely obscured, but due to microscopy, suspect a small moth. It does not appear to be a spider.

Species Lists

Images

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Moth with head in lower left? Note enlarged terminus of ‘threads’
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Note enlarged terminus of ‘threads’, and blue fiber
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Note rough surface of sleeve / base
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Note rough surface of sleeve / base
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Note rough surface of sleeve / base
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Moth antler or body part?
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Spores extremely small
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Long way to go to get a sharp photo of all parts
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Getting the hang of using both Gimp and Paint to put on the text and leaders respectively
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Same collection, but with larger spore bearing structures

Proposed Names

1% (2)
Used references: MO Observations
47% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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It double posted
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-08-20 06:26:35 CDT (-0500)

Phloxine is my recommendation. No redaction.

Danny
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-20 06:20:14 CDT (-0500)

Are you redacting this comment? 1% Phloxine is the only thing I have at the moment, so I will be trying it either way.

Phloxine
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-08-19 22:02:35 CDT (-0500)
Can anyone suggest a stain for this microscopy?
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-19 19:52:42 CDT (-0500)

This is one of the simplest samples I have ever prepared – no cutting, just plop a synnemata on the slide, add liquid, presto.

I totally agree with you.
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-12 20:14:50 CDT (-0500)

As soon as I wrote it, I realized the error of my brain.

Now I see it.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-08-12 19:54:13 CDT (-0500)

Not free, exactly, but free to try for 60 days, which is still pretty cool.

I beg to differ on the nature of your observation here. This is entirely anamorphic/asexual/“imperfect”, micrographs included. Conidia and conidiophores both clearly present, asci and ascospores both conspicuously absent. The projections you scoped correspond to the little white tufts lining the long white strands (synnemata). If I had my library with me, I could help rule in/out genera based on the characters present, host ID or none, but I’m currently traveling.

I looked
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-12 18:59:48 CDT (-0500)

at your link – did you find what I am talking about? I even qualify! I also discovered that the key you recommended covers anamorphs; I was surprised to realize that this qualifies.

What?!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-08-12 10:29:16 CDT (-0500)

No! I did not. How did you discover this?

Cool
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-08-12 08:00:17 CDT (-0500)

Thanks Danny for both links. I will give the key a try tonight. Did you know that a teacher can get a free review copy of the guide to Mycology in the Tropics?

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