Thank you to Ian for my sclerotia. In order to pass on the favour to others I have a small amount of dried sclerotia avaialable on filter paper for members in the UK only. Please pm me. First come-first served.
"Yes, 'not quite fitting published descriptions' is a good excuse!
I'm very impressed by your images of spores with the scale bar. I knew nothing about microscopy before I started working on myxos and I still have much to…"
Interesting that your myxos also 'don't quite fit published descriptions'. What references do you use? I have Poulain et al, Neubert et al (but I don't speak German) and find Nannenga-Bremekamp's A Guide to temperate myxomycetes very useful because of its extensive descriptions, information about ecological niches and descriptions of similar looking species. Stephenson's Myxos of New Zealand is also useful because of its southern hemisphere focus.
Thanks for 'liking' my various photos. I checked out your link to the NE Fungus study group and interested to see the variety of myxos you find in the UK. I find some of the same species in Tasmania but a few (e.g. Cribraria violacea) I have never seen. Unfortunately there is still not a field guide to myxos in Australia so I'm using northern hemisphere texts. Apparently Aus and NZ myxos 'don't quite fit published descriptions', which makes identification difficult in many cases. I'll persevere!