Under the Microscope: Mushroom

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I haven’t looked at anything under the microscope for quite a while. I decided today was the day! (Click on the galleries to enlarge the photos.)

Mushroom Cap:

Underneath the Cap (Gills):

Cutting Open the Cap:

Vegetal

From Top to Bottom

Yesterday I found this big mushroom in the Greenbelt. It was more than six inches across.

Top:

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The edge of the top:

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Taking a photo of something I couldn’t see was tricky. The underneath part of the cap, also called gills, isn’t as clear as I would have liked but the view is right:

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The next two photos show the stalk and the ring around the stalk:

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And finally, the base:

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