|Photo: Captured in Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio USA by Dan Molter|
The terms "mushroom" and "toadstool" go back centuries and were never precisely defined. Toadstool was often a term applied to poisonous mushrooms or to those that have the classic umbrella-like cap and stem form. In German folklore and old fairy tales, toads are often depicted sitting on toadstool mushrooms and catching flies.
|Mushroom captured under the U2 biological microscope at 100x magnification.|
Microscope images were captured using a 5 megapixel CCD microscope camera.
|Mushroom captured under the U2 biological microscope at 400x magnification.|