Pins, knots and primordia - a photo essay
Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:59 PM
Those are some really cool pics man.
Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:09 PM
Not sure what Buckaroo is using, but Nikon Coolpix and both Canon Powershot are both good cameras. Both have nice macro features for closeup shots. The price depends on how many megapixels they have. A good camera is a worthwhile investment. Also, it's a good time to buy one, because the technology has plateaued and if you buy a good one, it'll last you for many years.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 02:27 PM
Wish I knew what I was doing. What is a good price to look for to get what bonzai is doing, or stuff like that. Maybe I should start a new thread?
Kinda feel like a hijacking is about to take place.
Posted 17 July 2006 - 08:27 PM
If you want to do good macro (closeup) stuff, the most important thing to look at is the minimum focal distance. Some cameras will only focus from 2 feet to infinity. Some focus from 2cm to infinity. The 2cm dude will do beautiful macros and is the dude you are looking for.
If you want really fine details, the number of megapixels is important. A 2 megapixel camera won't capture anywhere near the detail that a 7.2 megapixel camera will. The 14 megapixel professional cameras capture finer detail than film (but you'll likely pay 2 grand, or more, for a 14 megapixel SLR equivalent).
And it would be impossible for you to 'jack this thread, as the first post was really all I had to say!
Posted 17 July 2006 - 09:33 PM
I was looking at the powerpix models because it seems they are more open with telling me a price.
So basically what I should look for is a 7 Megapixel camera that can focus up small? I guess the 200-300 dollar range should suffice then?
Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:07 PM
One thing to bear in mind: a big zoom factor (not digital, but optical zoom) will eat up a LOT of that $300.
If you buy a camera with a 15x optical zoom, at LEAST $100 of your purchase price will be on the optics. If you want 15x zoom, buy an SLR body you can add lenses to. A 20x SLR zoom lens will cost you far less than a 15x zoom lens built into a unibody camera.
Suggestion: DON'T buy the camera you decide upon from a camera shop. Go to the camera shop to look at the model you want in person, then buy it on-line. You can easily save 30%-50% by purchasing your camera from a "non brick and morter" business.
I have, personally, had great results from broadwayvideo.com
You might also consider taking a look at http://www.imaging-resource.com/ Lots of good reviews and "street prices" on that site (and others).
Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:52 PM
Stage one of pin formation is the formation of hyphal knots. This happens 7-12 days after the mycelia is introduced to fruiting conditions. Pictured are hyphal knots (the dots) just beginning to differentiate from the fluffy mycleia of a PF Tek cake.
Over the next 12 (or so) hours, hyphal knots become more distinct and raised from the mycelia. Pictured are hyphal knots and primordia on a PF Tek cake.
Next, the knots differentiate again, forming a dark tip and becoming primordia (about 12 more hours). Pictured are primordia on a bulk substrate.
Primordia and knots on a PF Tek cake.
More knots and just barely differentiated primordia on a PF Tek cake.
Now the primorida begin to grow and become pins. Pictured are primordia/pins on bulk substrate.
Primordia/pins on a PF Tek cake.
And then about 12-24 hours later, pins become simply baby mushrooms. Pictured is a baby “fat ass” on a PF Tek cake.
Mushrooms are very pretty!!!
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 04:53 PM
im sure this will help clear up things for a lot of beginers........
"archive material to vaults"---Spores [Microscopy & Shroom Biology]
(mod note - not yet copied to vaults)
Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:13 PM
Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:23 PM
I also hope these pics help folks to know what to look for/what to expect. "What next" anxiety is so common and so unpleasant in this hobby!
It was most educational, looking at my little friends with the magnifying glass/loupe and snapping pics as I prepared this. When I decided to prepare this essay, it was easy to predict when/where to snap the pics.
One of the coolest things was trying to capture those first knot pics on a cake. I have watched enough of them now, I just knew where the knots would be and then...24 hours later...there they were!!!
I would suggest that anybody who wants to really grasp these guys just watch them closely and take pictures (or notes, or both) on their daily development. It really is most amazing to watch them go through the different stages of existence. You can learn so much just watching them grow...
And they grow up so fast!!!
Oh, and after they grow up and you are done taking notes and feeling scientific, eating them feels pretty good too!
Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:27 PM
A unique post too, thanks! :bow:
Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:53 PM
a few more relevant pictures
from the old archives
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