Microscopy Spores come in many forms. So here is some information you should know to help you navigate some Mycology basics. Very much like breeding mammals, you can have a wide variety of physical traits and terms commonly known to identify these body traits. Psilocybe Cubensis has been domesticated enough to highly alter the selection of genetic traits. Classic standard pigment of Psilocybe Cubensis has a brown cap, and purplish brown spores. Leucistic or Leucism is the partial loss of pigment, where the fruit body shows white to off white tans, while spores are generally unaffected and near impossible to distinguish between a regular pigmented variety. Albino is the total loss of pigment, where the fruit body has lost all pigment and is pure white, these characteristics are passed down to the spore where the spores are clear and almost naked to the eye. All divisions of basidiomycota spores are translucent with pigments of color. With the aid of a microscope you can view all of these wonderful traits.
RUST, GOLDEN, AND YELLOW SPORES
PURPLE STANDARD PIGMENT
CLEAR ALBINO SPORES
Microscopy (mai·kraas-kuh·pee) is the study of microscopic features of living organisms and their feature that exist beyond our own natural field of view. With magnification aids like a compound microscopes, different features of anatomy can be viewed. This is essential when in the world of mycology, as many types of fungi will have microscopic features we’d like to observe and learn about.
General microscopy is when light is transmitted through an objective lens to allow light to pass through small organic materials making them observable.