Malassezia Fully Developed Hyphae
A Rich well developed handful of Malassezia Fungal Hyphae
harvested back at the initial stages when it was thriving on me.
The Typical Nodules -perhaps points of reproduction? –
helped Confirming its Identification of which i was grateful
as at the time i could not have done it on my own.
Not visible in the photo, due to iPhone poor quality camera
attached to the Microscope viewer, are the Spores
surrounding the Hyphae, giving it its signature
“Spaghetti and Meatball” look – whoever named so!…
I am saying perhaps ‘points of reproduction’ because
the Hyphae seem to be branching out to different directions.
Malassezia Unfolding/Developing Hyphae -1
Early Stage – Only One well developing Hypha visible
Malassezia Unfolding/Developing Hyphae -2
A more advanced Stage when more Hyphae have developed.
All ready to suck Blood from whatever surface they attach to.
A new thought or rather question i am having right now is:
Is it possible that the Hyphae can absorb nutrients from a source
without necessarily needing to attach onto it– such as inside the Intestines – though i know for sure they Do attach on the walls
and blood shown in later photos confirms it
Usually New Hyphae look Red and filled with Blood but is it
possible they perform a dual role under different circumstances?…
(I shall add this to the long list of unanswered questions, Lol!)
Malassezia Unfolding/Developing Hyphae -3
Malassezia Unfolding/Developing Hyphae -3-2
Malassezia Unfolding/Developing Hyphae -4
Malassezia Hyphae in Faecal Sample -1
Below a Zoomed section of the above Photo Shows clearly
(Click on Photos to enlarge)
Malassezia Hyphae in Faecal Sample -2
Much like above, abundance of different sizes Hyphae.
What is also prominent in Both Samples
is the protective Orange Colour Biofilm in which Hyphae are
wrapped in, while some get gradually exposed as it dries out
– seen in the Zoomed section below
( Click on Photos to enlarge)
A New –On the Spot as i am Typing – Thought /Observation, is:
Since this was a Faecal Sample collected … form the source, Lol!
and placed immediately under the Microscope and therefore
no time delay allowing for any of the contents to dry out
it appears that the Biofilm may dry out irrespective of
dry external environment or humid / wet internal
presumably in order to Facilitate
a) Exposure of the also eventually drying and dying Hyphae
b) Release of the Spores – into the environment
(I cannot think of a better explanation about it at the moment )
Malassezia Hyphae in Vaginal Sample
In the Zoomed version of the Photo, below
Below – Photos of Recently Collected Samples
Malassezia Hypha in Ear Sample
There is nothing much to be said about this isolated Hypha
seen in an Ear Sample but what i do find worth mentioning
is that considering the Malassezia traffic into the Ear cavity
it is puzzling that it does not appear to affect either hearing
nor cause Lesions in the inner walls.
It might be that the ear wax prevents it from digging into
the surfaces – i cannot think of a better explanation.
On the contrary, it had given my outer Ear surfaces a hard
time when i was using medicated shampoos and it was
relocating away from the scalp, forcing me to use swimming
Aqua Drops to kill it and as a consequence causing
a terrible mess both inside the Ear and outside.
Malassezia Scalp Hyphae
Malassezia Red Hyphae
Malassezia Hyphae Comparison of Different Stages
Malassezia Hyphae on Leg and Nail Clippings
1- Hypha on Leg looks empty and drying up
Some Pieces of detouched Biofilm
can be seen near the Hypha at the Top
2- Similar ones in the Nail clippings
One appears to contain Spores
but the Photo is rather blurred so i am uncertain.
Malassezia Hyphae at Disintegrating Stage
This Hypha is at the final end stage of disintegration.
Only the end bit is left but what i find strange
is that it does not look empty as they usually do
but still solid and totally black.
The black is more likely to be dried Blood
and perhaps that’s how the Blood filled ones look
when they die if for whatever reason
before they have completed their mission.
This of course raises another question:
Do All Hyphae go through the same processes
during each Stage of their Life Cycle
or is there some form of functional differentiation?
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Readers Questions Answered
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