Notes:
On moth, collected by Shellie Moubray, not sure of exact collection date. I am particularly interested in the little brown spikes all over the white surface.

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25x immature perithecia in Cotton Blue, appears to have ostiole, but no spores, or if so, did not take dye.
with large eye exposed!
Brown points on the white spikes of the Akanthomyces were thought by me to be perithecia, but they must be something else. Flat or cupped like a tulip leaf with a distinct margin that is darker and rounded.
Brown points on the white spikes of the Akanthomyces were thought by me to be perithecia, but they must be something else. Flat or cupped like a tulip leaf with a distinct margin that is darker and rounded.
Microscopy shows darkened edge, no ostiole, hyphae coming out of base, and granular contents
Microscopy shows darkened edge, no ostiole, hyphae coming out of base, and granular contents
Microscopy shows darkened edge, no ostiole, hyphae coming out of base, and granular contents
25x immature perithecia in Cotton Blue, note adj. surface of sterile hyphae
Surface of perithecia or adj. mat is composed of sterile hyphae
25x tip of immature perithecia
junction of 3 immature perithecia

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Definitely perithecia
By: billyd
2018-11-13 09:08:05 PST (-0800)

I have a sample with mature perithecia, they are white and have tiny filiform asci like Django mentioned.

Good! We should be able to see one!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2018-11-12 19:31:44 PST (-0800)

I shot these a couple weeks ago and assume 400x and 1000x, but in truth, I can’t tell by looking. I appreciate your comment, I’m trying to believe it. If no ostiole, then brown spikes would be judged immature, but maybe the are simply collapsed and dried so the ostiole doesn’t show up. Filiform spores should be seen coming out of the tip. But maybe they were washed off by the rain…, I will try again with cotton blue which seems to me to eat up half of my sample before I get to view it.

The “brown spikes”
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2018-11-12 18:02:33 PST (-0800)

Look like collapsed perithecia to me. I think I can make out long cylindrical asci in one of the photos, which is typical for fungi in the former Codycipitaceae. What magnification is this at?

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