Collected on MEA via settle plate culture. Unfortunately, I lost the culture before any other photos could be taken.


Culture under UV-A with Aspergillus niger top left.

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By: Josh McGinnis (josh_mcginnis)
2021-03-22 16:35:35 CDT (-0500)

To capture basidiomycota, there would need to be a sporulating fruit-body in the vicinity that would land on the plate. That’s generally not as common. Not everything I’ve captured is an ascomycota, but most are.

By: Dušan (RenegadeMycologist)
2021-03-22 15:56:03 CDT (-0500)

Did you ever catch “higher fungi” growth, or molds always take over before anything else got a chance ?

Settle plates
By: Josh McGinnis (josh_mcginnis)
2021-03-22 14:52:43 CDT (-0500)

Most of the molds I capture via settle plate cultures (setting a pre-poured plate into open air for a limited period of time) in varied environments. I then isolate the various growths, study and barcode them.

Cool photo
By: Dušan (RenegadeMycologist)
2021-03-22 14:46:46 CDT (-0500)

Why are you growing cultures of these strange fungi, if I might ask; is there any use of it, or is it for scientific purposes ?