These were forming on Trametes hirsuta.

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Wow Matt
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-04-09 17:50:01 CDT (-0500)

that’s one hell of a compliment. I’m glad you enjoy my images. I would love for my pictures to be displayed in any museum. Thanks again for your encouragement.

By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2015-04-09 08:44:28 CDT (-0500)

Your photography should be on display at a museum. It is Smithsonian caliber.

Thank you Judi.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-04-09 07:32:19 CDT (-0500)

I will try to find more to share. You can see other examples of my photography of slime molds at:

By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-04-08 17:52:02 CDT (-0500)

Incredible photography.

oh yeah i know slimemolds are not mushrooms
By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2015-04-07 23:06:08 CDT (-0500)

My example is this. I like Hexagonal polypores, Polyporus_alveolaris. They’re a dime a dozen. But I still check them out each time I find one on a fallen branch. One day when I turned one over to admire the hexagonal pattern I noticed this peppery silt sprinkled on it, so I blew across it to remove it, knowing that I would just force it into the pores further if I tried rubbing it off. To my surprise when I blew, each little peppery fleck retreated into each pore. I took out a hand lens and saw an entire village of minute larvae working at eating something from the inside of each pore. It was like looking at a fiddler crab village on something the size of a nickel. I knew how Horton felt when he heard the Whos on the dust mote.

I came across your observation today because I was documenting a Trametes hirsuta at a camp I am making lesson plans for. Not too thrilled when I saw it, but after seeing your observation, I am again inspired to not readily dismiss what looks plain at first glance.

Thanks Matt
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-04-07 22:39:00 CDT (-0500)

Yeah, these are wow!
But they are not fungi they are one cell organisms much like amoeba that have become a community of thousands of cell nuclei that lived in one cell membrane and then when the conditions were right they formed these complex structures.

By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2015-04-07 22:22:29 CDT (-0500)

simply wow…
I love it when you look at one mushroom that you think is common and find something uncommon about it!

Thanks Rocky
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-04-14 23:00:16 CDT (-0500)

and everyone who contributes. I’m glad I can share my findings with the community.

Very nice
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-04-14 21:17:03 CDT (-0500)

Getting better every obs

Thanks Martin
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-04-14 20:42:42 CDT (-0500)

Not a new lens, just getting the hang of using my microscope camera’s software and CombineZM photo stacking program.

Great shots!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-04-14 20:06:42 CDT (-0500)

New lens?

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