Psilocybe azurescens & Panaeolus cambodginiensis Microscopy Pictures

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  1. EvilMushroom666

    EvilMushroom666 Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    I got a an hour or so to play with my scope today and wanted to share some
    pictures with everyone. I am using a regular digital camera to shoot down
    the tube so please excuse the quality. I do have my eyes set on a microscope
    camera in the future but for now this will have to do. I am still learning
    so I do not know 100% what I am doing, but I figure trail and error is
    never a bad way to go about learning.

    On to the money shots:

    Psilocybe azurescens

    12X16=192X Magnification
    Ps. Azure 192X Magnification 2.jpg Ps. Azure 192X Magnification 1.jpg



    12X40=480 Magnification
    Correction Factor X Divisions on reticle = 2.47um X5=12.35 micrometers (um) spore size

    Ps. Azure 480X Magnification 3.jpg Ps. Azure 480X Magnification 2.jpg



    12X100=1200X Magnification (Oil Immersion)
    Ps. Azure 1200X Magnification 3 O.jpg Ps. Azure 1200X Magnification 1 O.jpg

    Panaeolus cambodginiensis - Suphanburi Goliath

    12X16=192X Magnification
    Pan Cam Goliath 192X 2.jpg Pan Cam Goliath 192X 1.jpg



    12X100=1200X Magnification (Oil Immersion)
    Correction Factor X Divisions on reticle = 1um X11=11 micrometers (um) spore size

    Pan Cam Goliath 1200X O 2.jpg Pan Cam Goliath 1200X O 1.jpg
     
  2. Professor PinHead

    Professor PinHead Lost in the Tek.... Administrator Mushroom Doctor Cannabis Doctor Supporter

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    cool...!!!
     
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    Oh man, oh man! Loving that your loving your scope and sharing the love! :thumbup1:
     
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    Looks awesome !
     
  6. rogue

    rogue ♥ Hooked on Mycelium ♥ Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    EM, thanks for sharing. Great shots.
     
  7. EvilMushroom666

    EvilMushroom666 Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Expect a lot more pictures in the future, I received 6 exotic specimens today, and have many more in storage to get out and view.
     
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    Wonderfull, thanks for sharing.
     
  9. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Damn, I need to get me a microscope again.
     
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    what kind of microscope is this?
     
  11. EvilMushroom666

    EvilMushroom666 Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Zeiss standard 14 compound scope.
     
  12. rogue

    rogue ♥ Hooked on Mycelium ♥ Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    I still want one :wink: I just need to know what I need first :)
     
  13. EvilMushroom666

    EvilMushroom666 Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    I know a guy in Canada who refurbishes and sells scopes on the side, is where I got mine, and have sent several friends to him as well. When the time comes I can put you two in contact to work something out, he is solid and will hook you up with quality.
     
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    Thanks EM, have you had a time to use yours much?
     
  15. EvilMushroom666

    EvilMushroom666 Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Not recently, but I do have a TON of specimens to examine when I do find some time.
     
  16. Alan Rockefeller

    Alan Rockefeller Moderator Moderator Expert Identifier

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    Often when people scope Panaeolus cambodginiensis it turns out to be Panaeolus cyanescens, but it appears that yours really are P. cambodginiensis.
     
  17. EvilMushroom666

    EvilMushroom666 Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Good to know Alan, thanks for chiming in. Just out of curiosity what are some of the characteristics that would allow you to tell the difference?
     
  18. Alan Rockefeller

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    They have different spore sizes. I used the Panaeolus monograph by Gerhardt to look that up. I can send you that document if you are interested.

    Spore size often isn't enough to tell species, but it can be. The cystidia, for some reason, is considered by many authors to be taxonomically significant.