Observation 56149: Gymnopus (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2010-10-15

Collection location: Sammamish, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Roper (madjack74)

No specimen available

Cap Diameter: 26mm, 23mm, 24mm
Stipe Length: 68mm, 58mm, 49mm
Stipe Width: 3.1mm, 3.1mm, 3.1mm
Print: white

Spores all stuck together under microscope making spore shot kinda useless. Anybody know how to make them separate?



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Thanks for the tip
By: John Roper (madjack74)
2010-10-21 13:57:26 CDT (-0400)

I will give jet dry a try. I tried dish soap as a wetting agent but that just made the Melzer’s reagent come out of solution. The shots are all illuminated with the Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System. If it is a wide angle shot and I need more light I will use a Nikon SB-900 AF Speedlight Flash with an umbrella reflector as well.

It looks like Gymnopus -somethingorother
By: caphillkid
2010-10-21 00:11:09 CDT (-0400)

Excellent pictures.

Jet dry
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-10-20 22:51:30 CDT (-0400)

Rummer has it that a drop of jet dry will keep spores dispersed in solution. I’ve not tried it. Good light on the first image BTW. Will you tell us how the mushrooms are illuminated?

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