Observation 44110: Dasyscyphus bicolor (Bull.) Fuckel

When: 2010-04-08

Collection location: Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

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Oh, btw -
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-04-24 06:58:40 CDT (-0400)

You know, what I’ve done in the past with these little closed in ascos, is just dump them completely in water for a few hours. Or you can wrap them in a really damp paper towel, and keep poring water on them every 15 mins or so. Then they will open up to their full size. If you come across dried little guys like these again.

Some of the photos look good
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-04-24 04:25:34 CDT (-0400)

Some of the photo there at the bottom look pretty good really. I’ve seen this before with these, that when they dry out a bit the edges curl in, and the hairy outside starts to meet in the center. But some of the closer shots there show the inner depression and the orange center.

This guy is usually really small, I first saw it in a weeks worth of rain, and they were kinda large. Well, if 4-5mm is large, but since then I usually see them only 1-3mm in size.

I took some more shots…
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-16 15:53:40 CDT (-0400)

through the microscope you can see there are some orange centers in the middle if these things, I also noticed that after I had looked at them for awhile they closed up that is the little white hairs around the edges closed in and I could not see the orange centers any more, perhaps they didn’t like the heat from the light or may be they just freaked out. so does this fit Dasyscyphus now?

Okay I see
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-13 12:03:48 CDT (-0400)

It is not that sp
I will look at it again..

Well, I was just wondering…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-04-13 11:38:02 CDT (-0400)

Really, I was just wondering what features here make you head to Dasyscyphus bicolor as the id. I’m not sure better photos will get you closer to an id on these, but it might be able to knock out some possible genera. But Dasyscyphus bicolor should have a yellow to golden yellow fertile surface, and I don’t really see that here. But also I don’t see enough detail to even tell if it should be Dasyscyphus or similar here…

I will take more pictures
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-13 10:42:55 CDT (-0400)
Have more detail here?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-04-13 09:28:59 CDT (-0400)

Do you have more detail than I am seeing here? The photos aren’t really high enough res. to be able to tell. But these could be very young D. bicolor, but also could be Hymenoscyphus, or Hyaloscypha, or maybe a few other small ascos. Also could be some slime mold… which are often tiny white and fuzzy…

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