Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:19 PM
> WOW, awesome pics Alan. Especialy those gnat maggot ones, they are crazy.
The maggot pics were very difficult to take because as soon as I would get the maggot's head into the beam of light, it would try to move away. I had a helper who adjusted the fine focus as I moved the stage and operated the camera.
> Yup very nice. Can you give us the environmental conditions you found these in. Temps, local flora, that kind of thing?
These were in windy hill open space preserve in los altos, california. It rained a lot ten days ago but has been dry since. Its late in the season here, so that affects what is fruiting as well. I didn't see any mycorrhizal species at all, just a bunch of saphotrophs. All the mushrooms pictured were growing within a foot of fallen trees.