When: 2010-09-29

Collection location: Woods Hole, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

This was from a collection that came in on the afternoon foray which was led by Jerry Cooper. I’m hoping that Noah got a picture of the sporocarp to go with this micrograph.


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Based on microscopic features: All I have is the micrograph which shows that spores had a complete reticulum.
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nice photo
By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2012-01-16 16:45:52 EST (-0500)
Very fancy ’scope
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2010-11-08 21:16:00 EST (-0500)

Believe it or not I think the slide was just a gill section in KOH, but it might have had Melzer’s on it. I think Noah actually prepared it so he might remember.

The magic was the microscope. MBL where I work and where this photo was taken has a great relationship with Zeiss so we have some amazing microscopes available. I don’t quite remember all the technical details and I didn’t write down the settings (but they may well be in the image metadata :-)). The MBL Zeiss representative was helping me create the image. However, I believe it was using DIC (http://en.wikipedia.org/...) on a confocal scope (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confocal_microscopy) and I think there was a special setting (dark field?) that gave it the great dark background. Of course it also helps that the camera was fully integrated and the whole thing was computer controlled.

I just wish I had the time to play with all the great toys we have!

how was this picture taken?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-07 23:59:35 EST (-0500)

as in what went on the slide to get such great contrast and color?