When: 2012-04-18

Collection location: Kamienna river, Szklarska Poreba, Poland [Click for map]

Who: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)

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Very helpful
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-04-29 07:16:59 CST (+0800)

perspective. It sounds nice to do, but I sense that the time will be disproportionate to the gain. And it sounds best if it is done in a real lab, not the kitchen table. I don’t have that yet. I think there are a fair amount of people doing it…,

You have to work
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-04-29 06:53:05 CST (+0800)

very clean. The smallest particle of dirt can spoil the whole thing or falsify results. I think there are standardized sets available. I am not really into that, just watched it at the university often. As an agent you need agar agar but I think that you are familiar with that.
I once wanted to do this with imperfect fungi and moulds and stuff like that but it turned out to be so difficult the determinations and so manifold the literature that I abandoned it shortly after again.

Is it simple?
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-04-29 06:48:24 CST (+0800)

Is there a standard recipe for a petri dish that I can drop – say T. careala or something crytic or even Phellinus and get clean new growth?

If I had the possibility to do so,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-04-29 06:27:27 CST (+0800)

I would. Sometimes I collect some for university and DNA samples but more than ninety percent I just scope them and keep them either in my private herbarium or at the university’s.

Gerhard
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-04-29 06:22:48 CST (+0800)

Do you ever identify these many membranes by culturing them? Or are you always taking samples and looking at them (under microscope) as time allows?