When: 2010-06-04

Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

on burned ground.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:19:11 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Yosemite NP, Big Oak Flat Rd just west of Merced Grove parking area’ to ‘West of Merced Grove Parking Area, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Co., California, USA’


1000x in water.

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Based on microscopic features: thick walled, angular, germ pore.

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gill smash mount…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-21 18:00:25 MDT (-0600)

then just water. no stains or chemicals.

Well, that is why I want to know more about…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-06-21 17:59:03 MDT (-0600)

Exactly, so I’d like to know more about how you prepared the slide? And from where did you take the spores for the shot?

not sure why the spores are collapsed…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-21 17:55:40 MDT (-0600)

maybe the drying process?

Yeah, there is the sub-angular.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-06-21 16:43:33 MDT (-0600)

It is the sub-angular spores that put these into Pachylepyrium instead of Pholiota. Or you can call them section Pachylepyrium, in genus Pholiota, they were there once. There are the sub-angular spores, kinda like a funny mixture between Pholiota and Deconica.

But can you put in notes on the micro-shot, reagents used, and magnification? Also how do you prepare the slide to get so many collapsed spores?