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Usnea subfloridana

Observed: 27th November 2011 By: synansynan is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichenssynan’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Usnea subfloridana
Usnea subfloridana
Usnea subfloridana
Usnea subfloridana
Description:

Struggling to photograph the tiny details of this Usnea. I need some better kit.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Plug in

I have a computer microscope which is great for detail on lichen and fungi gill,not spores just very close up x400 it was about £45 on Amazon and it takes photo's too.

Fenwickfield

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Kit

I'll have to look into that, because a microscope and the ability to take photos with it is high on my list. The price sounds very reasonable.

Also on my list is an SLR and a good macro lens, and some laser eye surgery.

But I'll settle for Dobson's lichen guide for Christmas. Sadly, the rest will have to wait.

Nigel

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Details

Discovery VMS-004 Deluxe USB Microscope www.veho-uk.com I looked at other microscope's and they were too expensive.I have a Collins Guide to Ferns,mosses and lichens of Britain and Europe got it from Abe books,Amazon's good to Rodger Phillips book on Ferns,grasses and mosses is good too paid £25 for both via Amazon second hand good book's.Will put an observation on of a lichen tomorrow with microscope shot so you can see how good it is.
Hope this help's
Sheila

Fenwickfield

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Thanks

Thanks Sheila - I'll keep an eye out.