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Mushroom microscopy workshop

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

$35 – $65

Many mushrooms can’t be identified by macro features alone. Using a microscope to view spores and other microscopic features is essential to identifying these kind of fungi. Good quality microscopes have become affordable to amateurs, or they can be used at community science centres such as Mycelium Lab.

This workshop is suitable for beginners to intermediate. You will learn:
– How to use different types of microscopes including compound, stereo, oil immersion lens and camera attachments.
– The different parts of the mushroom and how to use them for identification.
– Microscopic structures; how to recognise them, what they are and how to use them in identification.
– How to prepare slides, including rehydrating dried samples, taking samples from different parts of the mushroom to view different features, using stains, making a spore print, etc.

If you have a mushroom you want identified please bring it along!

There are also options for doing further tests such as DNA barcoding, which can be discussed with anyone who is interested.

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$35 – $65
Event Category:
Website:
http://thq.fyi/se/hsI3S3g

Organiser

Ema Corro
Phone:
0406 508 045
Email:
mycommunity.amllab@gmail.com
Website:
www.myco.org.au

Venue

Mycelium Lab
439 St Georges Rd
Thornbury, Victoria 3340 Australia
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Phone:
0406508045
Website:
www.myco.org.au