Parasites and Fungi

Tiny-tiny fungi: 19th Nov 2019

It took me a while to find a name for this very small fungus. Paecilomyces farinosus... which is parasitic on buried moth pupae. Alternatively,00 it could be a white variant of the yellow stagshorn… though I’d say it’s too small and singular.

A Small World, one of the titles in #2019picoftheweek challenge. For details see MariaAntonia

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39 Responses to Parasites and Fungi

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Oh my! Me thinks we are to be graced with fungi twice in one weekend! I’d say get out the moth balls if your research is correct, as it looks like moths are set to be a bumper crop this year!

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  2. Lynn Love says:

    Ooh, what a funny little fungus! How on earth did you spot it? Lovely photograph, Crispina

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  3. It works for the A Small World prompt! I love how you try to classify your fungi. In my experience, it’s not an easy thing to do. (Although, usually for me, it’s the wildflower names I’m trying to figure out.)


    • On this occasion there weren’t many options because of the size. Other fungi… wow, so many all look alike and you have to smell them, and cut them… and I won’t do any of that. But I’m getting so I can usually place a fungus in its wider family. But no means as knowledgeable as I am with wildflowers, but they’ve been my interest since I was a child.

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  4. Deborah says:

    It’s funny how something that sounds gross can be so pretty! Nicely done Crispina! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  5. Dale says:

    Your knowledge of this blows me away…
    Lovely little “critters’ aren’t they?

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  6. Interesting fungi, but they’re often so frustratingly difficult to identify πŸ™‚

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  7. Judy says:

    Well apparently there is always fungus among us!! LOL! Always interesting. In the Philippines when I meant to do a science report on algae I had growing in petri dishes stored in a dark environment; I had to change to doing it on water molds as that is what I got. LOL!! It was fun though.

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  8. Joy Pixley says:

    What a great response to the prompt of “small world” — those are so tiny! I probably wouldn’t have seen them, or recognized them as fungi. You have a great eye, Crispina.

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  9. Aww, they’re kind of cute.

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