Table Mountain Fungus

This shelf mushroom was collected from a tree stump on the pipe track in Table Mountain. Top image is of the stump with the shelf mushrooms attached. I thought the pale pink ones looked interesting so I collected my sample from the top mushroom of that cluster. I then thinly sliced the porous part of…

Viewing mushroom strucutres under foldscope-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

Mushroom bought from a local shop in bangalore was observed for its microscopic strucuters under foldscope . A very thin scalp from the skin of the cap was removed using a sharp razor blade and mounted on a slide to view under foldscope. There are two basic cuticle structures, one is Cellular – where the…

Fun with Fungi 2

Last night I went on a night hike with Calnature.org at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland, California  and armed with UV lights and dark forest we looked for all things that glow or at least are UV fluorescent. We found tons of two glowing arthropods; the Western Forest Scorpion (Uroctonus mordax) and the millipede Xystocheir…