Video supplement V2 from A selective fungal transport organ (mycangium) maintains coarse phylogenetic congruence between fungus-farming ambrosia beetles and their symbionts
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Extraction of Xylosandrus compactus mycangium contents. Beetles were mounted live on ultrafine pins. Fungal masses were extracted from mycangia by applying gentle pressure to the scutellum. This technique allows a sanitary removal of the complete living fungal mass for quantification of viable spores by serial dilution and culture. Mycangia that did not contain a fungal mass were verified by complete eversion of the empty mycangium.