Observation 221978: Amanita Pers.
When: 2015-11-06

Notes: Possibly Amanita. Single specimen in Eucalyptus rainforest. White cap and stipe. Stipe hollow. Cap edges slightly mealy.
Gills fine and close with tint of yellow. Central area of stipe when removed(cut from), the pileus, showed strong Yellow colouring. Spore print difficult to obtain due to the moisture content in the cap. A light Yellow residual was left on the collection paper.
Specimen in drier, and scoped images can be done on request.

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Two spore images added. 40x Melzers and 100x Melzers + oil for Rod to comment please and me to learn. I am still having great difficulty obtaining the same quality of scoped images x100. Sharpness is just not happening. No problem with the other objectives.
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Two spore images added. 40x Melzers and 100x Melzers + oil for Rod to comment please and me to learn. I am still having great difficulty obtaining the same quality of scoped images x100. Sharpness is just not happening. No problem with the other objectives.
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I see very clearly focused ellipsoid spores at the lower levels of magnification.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-13 12:37:36 PST (-0800)

The spores are (again) clearly amyloid. The image of what appears to be the surface of a gill (crowded “business ends” of basidia, I think) does seem to have improved focus.

Rod

Scoped Images

Please note last three scoped images have been redone and added.

It sounds like you’ve made a set of good moves.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-13 05:31:57 PST (-0800)

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New scope images added. (designated “new”.)

After Rods great advice I started from base again Cleaned slides and cover slips. Replaced Eyepieces (20x wide angle) with standard 10 X cleaned. The results are slightly better with less rubbish in the images. The 100X although cleaner, is still not as sharp as I would expect. I also had ordered some replacement oil which i have used, and it seems to be of a better quality oil than the old one I was using. It had an oil colour whereas the new oil is clear. Some improvement is better than none. So still working at it.

Scoped Images added.

X40Melzers, & x 100 Melzers (+ oil).

Sounds like it may be showing the “yellowing syndrome.”
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-06 20:02:00 PST (-0800)

The flocculent cap margin suggests that this is a species of section Lepidella sensu Bas.

Very best,

Rod

Created: 2015-11-06 16:17:35 PST (-0800)
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