When: 2018-09-07

Collection location: Moon Lake State Forest Recreation Area, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

My AmScope is a binocular view, so I don’t get good photos through it. The spores for this clearly had warts arranged in a reticulate pattern, appearing like a tiling with polygons.

I had always thought that one required a high-powered advanced microscope to view the spore ornamentation for Strobilomyces. But, my $200 AmScope apparently works just fine!

Collected within 12 hours of heavy rainfall.

I preserved a piece of cap/tubes.


Photo taken though a single lens microscope incapable of showing ornamentation, but good for observing measurements (increase dimensions by 17%). .

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