Identification: What are these among Green Wood Cups

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  1. David Tang

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    In the first one, at the right upper corner are some greyish spheres.
    Are these connected with the Chlorociboria aeruginascens - Green Wood Cup ?

    In the second one, there is an 8 legged guy. Fleas & lice have only 6 legs.
    So it can only be tick or mite. Do tick or mite feed on the fungus or
    micro organism on the fungus ?
     

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    Frog Well-Known Member Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not sure about either;
    - greyish spheres could be immature Mollisia sp. but there are many "discomycete" tiny cup fungi in these habitats, need specimen in hand for their ID
    - many insects and bugs in the loose sense use fungi for food, shelter, mating spots, egg depositing spots and so on. Invertebrate-fungal relationships is a huge topic. I often see shiny black round fungus beetles and members of many clades of Collembola, the springtails, around fruiting bodies.
     
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    David Wong told me it's hazardous to health looking around for fungi.
    He need to take a day off for his backache after a day's exploration.
    To this must add the hazard of being bitten and recipient of potential
    pathogens. I always wear long trousers, long socks, plus long sleeve
    shirts, just in case.....
     
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    Frog Well-Known Member Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ouch - yes that does not sound fun! Maybe long sleeves/pants combined with lighter weight total of camera equipment? :-)
     
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    Same outfit even if I went south to Mexico/Costa Rica/Cuba/Singapore.
    Can't take any chances.
     

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