Fungal mycelium

Discover fungal mycelium in the unheated enclosure at SPRUCE, under elevated carbon dioxide.

In this enclosure, we mainly observe hyphae, mycelial strands and sclerotia .

The black spheres on the images above are sclerotia, which form when hyphae aggregate. These sclerotia present a hard melanized black rind. Sclerotia serve as survival and reproduction and can survive for several years before germinating.

Discover fungal mycelium in the warmed SPRUCE enclosure (+9°C), under elevated carbon dioxide. 

In this enclosure, we mainly observe mycelial strands and rhizomorphs. Note the fungal mycelial front where the mycelium form fan-like structures on the image below.

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