|Spores from yellow bolete.|
Also took a small squash on a slide from the unidentified black jelly-type fungus and low and behold it would seem to be a ascomycete. Whereas the spores I checked yesterday would seem to be from a basidiomycete as they seemed to show an apiculus attachment. I checked the original spores again and they were still spiny ones. When I took the first spore sample the jelly was very wet and slippery and the moisture left a black stain on the slide which I took to be the spores of the jelly - these were spiny with the apiculi on them. So it was quite a surprise to see all those ascospores. I wonder what the other spores were and where they came from? - still no nearer finding a name for the black jelly though!
Have attached a few photos of varying magnification - look quite pretty I think.
|Ascospores from black jelly at 100x, 400x and 1000x magnification.|