Observation 34814: Exidia recisa (Ditmar) Fr.

When: 2010-03-14

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available


Fertile surface at 40×. Spores could be seen randomly popping off. They don’t go very high, only a mm or two before falling back to the surface of the mushroom.
Spores at 400x

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hard to scope a jelly fungus
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-03-15 23:26:21 CET (+0100)

I’m not sure what is shown in the orange and yellow photo, but those little things were the only feature I saw under the scope. I could not manage to get a shot of them at higher magnification. I added a better spore shot. Guess it’s time to order a rule for my scope.

The spore picture
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-03-15 18:21:31 CET (+0100)

Unfortunately, it doesn’t tell us much without a ruler.
If you can find any basidia, at least Auricularia and Exidia should be easy to tell apart (looks like a larva in Auricularia, and in Exidia like an octopus with 4 arms).

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