Soil collected from under Populus leaf litter in August of 2016. Plated on water agar plate with 0.1% sea salt in October 2016 and incubated at room temp till January 2017
Red box indicates the spores.
Wet soil incubated on a weak corn meal agar plate for well over a month.
Potentially Acaulopage rhaphidospora.
Phase contrast (blue tinted photograhs) are 40x.
Boxes highlight trapped amoeba or spores.
The tallest tree I know of in northern Ohio, at a little over 170' in height, at Sand Rum Metropark.