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Spinellus fusiger, Bonnet Mould Spinellus fusiger is a pin mould that parasitises mycena mushrooms. The thin hairlike strands break through the body and produce a tiny ball at the end. This ball contains the very large, in comparison, spores.<br />
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Spinellus fusiger, Bonnet Mould

Spinellus fusiger is a pin mould that parasitises mycena mushrooms. The thin hairlike strands break through the body and produce a tiny ball at the end. This ball contains the very large, in comparison, spores.

A Closer Look. A greatly cropped macro shot showing the fine hairs with the young, translucent spore carrying balls and the older, black mature spore cases.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86325/spinellus_fusiger_bonnet_mould.html Bonnet mould,Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Spinellus fusiger

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  1. That is SO awesome! What a cool find! Posted 5 days ago
    1. Thanks, Christine. A new one for me. Posted 5 days ago

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''Spinellus fusiger'', commonly known as the bonnet mould, is a species of fungus in the Zygomycota phylum. It is a pin mold that is characterized by erect sporangiophores that are simple in structure, brown or yellowish-brown in color, and with branched aerial filaments that bear the zygospores. It grows as a parasitic mold on mushrooms, including several species from the genera ''Mycena'', including ''M. haematopus'', ''M. pura'', ''M. epipterygia'', ''M. leptocephala'', and various ''Collybia''.. more

Similar species: Mucorales
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Nov 7, 2019. Captured Nov 7, 2019 10:20 in 729-753 Whaletown Rd, Mansons Landing, BC V0P 1K0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/22.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO640
  • 60mm