Observation 80428: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel
When: 2011-10-22
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Large group, growing on wood chips. It has an odor, but it is not alcaline; perhaps raphanoid.

Spores amyloid; 6-8 × 4 microns.

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Congo red
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-25 22:54:12 CDT (-0400)

Thanks Britney, but that is a little bit more than I was trying to buy!

I’ll check into the KOH + phloxine. Thanks Sava

Yes, Congo Red
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2011-10-25 03:09:09 CDT (-0400)

Spores were mounted in Mezler’s; the rest in KOH + Congo Red. I read somewhere a recommendaton for KOH + phloxine, but have run out of phloxine. At Oregon Mycological Society we get chemicals from Judy Roger who buys them from a local store.

Hey,
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-25 01:13:12 CDT (-0400)

Nice observation!
Is that “congo red” stain?
If so, could you recommend a place to purchase some from?
I have Lactophenol Cotton Blue stain, but I think I might like the looks of the Congo Red stain better.
To me, it seems to stand out a little better than the blue.

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