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mark smyth

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feeding hairs or symbiotic fungus?
« on: July 21, 2012, 07:57:11 PM »
feeding hairs or symbiotic fungus?
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mark smyth

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Re: feeding hairs or symbiotic fungus?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 08:14:56 PM »
Nobody knows?
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Re: feeding hairs or symbiotic fungus?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 09:31:48 PM »
Ian posted pix like that in a Bulb Log... he felt they could be fungal threads.... but some thought they were feeding roots.  I would expect even the finest feeding roots to have a bit more substance than the "attachments" Ian pictured.  Those "melted" away with toouch, which certainly suggests a fungal context to me.
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