Mold Sample - Fungus - Spore Identification

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BrantleyIV
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Mold Sample - Fungus - Spore Identification

#1 Post by BrantleyIV » Thu May 16, 2019 7:52 pm

I have a direct sample (tape lift) that came from mold growing on drywall inside of a wall cavity in a home. The smaller brown spores are Chaetomium, which are 12 microns in size. I'm not sure what type of spore this is, or if it is even a spore at all.

Help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Mold Sample - Fungus - Spore Identification

#2 Post by Lene » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:58 am

Hi, taking a bit of an educated guess... Could be some kind of pollen maybe. Doesn't look like a spore. Regards Lene

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Re: Mold Sample - Fungus - Spore Identification

#3 Post by mrsonchus » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:05 pm

Hi, looks very much like a pollen grain, possibly from the Lily family....
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Re: Mold Sample - Fungus - Spore Identification

#4 Post by Roldorf » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:04 pm

Yes I would agree definitely a pollen grain.
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