The image shows a few areas of clustering. To the left we see the ‘crown’ which clustered around 30+ pins and the area to the right as the ‘ridge’ which had morels in a row almost to a exact line. Each ‘pin’ would be a morel.
Macro shot of the ‘ridge’ morels during final phase/coloring.
The ‘crown’ morel area which in all totaled over 30+ pins next to each other.
Side shot of the ‘ridge’ from which the morels lined up perfectly. I was able to identify/confirm morel from these larger pins.
The image is shot through a stereo microscope and we could finally see a definitive cap/stalk. The cap was twist-like and or the beginning of the classic ‘pits’ morels have as ‘cup fungi’.
The following photos are of morels on malt extract agar with control(s).
Agar split plate showing morel formations/pins on the right side of the plate. Nearly clear and hard to see – they also were considerably bigger on the agar than on full media.
Considerable change in size on the agar allowing for greater macro shots.
This is 2 of 3 plates that fruited. We had 3 successful agar plates produce morels. Hard to see without editing because they were considerably smaller.
Single morel pin stemming from cloudy mycelium matrix.
Morels in the mist of their own mycelium. They self-set/pinned which was the impressive part.
Augmented coloring shows shape/texture.