Notes:
On mountain lion scat.

Some of the tips were grey and others were bright yellow. Maybe two different species.

The first five micrographs are of the tall one with the gray tip in the 3rd and 4th pictures.

The rest are the smaller ones with the yellow tips.

Images

Apex 100x
Spores 1000x, 10.92 micron divisions
Spores 1000x, 10.92 micron divisions
Spores 1000x, 10.92 micron divisions
Spores 1000x, 10.92 micron divisions
This one had a lot of yellow oil droplets
This one had a lot of yellow oil droplets
The base of the stem
The base of the stem
Spores 1000x, 10.92 micrometer divisions
Spores 1000x, 10.92 micrometer divisions

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I am not convinced
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-03-27 09:43:32 CDT (-0500)

that the micrographs here match up properly with the pictures.

I am going to leave this observation here because it is interesting, however, these do look suspiciously like Pilobolus spores.

I have not found any useful Pilobolus spore pictures, Pilobolus keys, etc.

my thoughts exactly
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-03-23 20:50:47 CDT (-0500)

perhaps someone can match up the microscopy to a species ID. the only I know of are Spinellus and Mucor, and if I’m not mistaken, the former are exclusively mycoparasitic.

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By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2011-03-23 00:46:38 CDT (-0500)

Are these not pin moulds?

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