Thursday, 19 January 2017

Hysterium hysteria

A slow night at the microscope with two "lichens" under examination. One still putting up strong resistance, but the other caved in immediately. At least it did when I accepted it wasn't a lichen! I won't say how long I tried to figure it out from lichen references...

Hysterium angustatum

Brown, 3-septate spores, these still in their asci

 The other new species of the day was the rove beetle Omalium riparium which I required a bit of assistance on. This time I was in the wrong genus, but once that was sorted out it wasn't so bad.

Omalium riparium

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