...my theory...the spores get TO the lesion
site via the blood. They get into the blood
by crossing the gut wall...they are in the gut in
huge numbers...as well as urine..[and pretty much any
where else they damn well please.]
the lesion site is pretty much anywhere there is
a hair follicle...conveniently serviced by a capillary.
pics of "spores/fungal goo" captured by white cells;
same view...one bottom lit...one top lit.
working on technique to get photos of spore contaminated
blood without touching the blood specimen in any way.
[spreading the blood drop with a slide or cover slip introduces the possiblilty of contaminating the specimen]
for these shots...pin prick..drop of blood to slide..
sling the slide a bit to gin up some "gravity" to separate the plasma from the piled up red blood cells. The pile of
red blood cells is the tricky part..too thick for light to
get thru unless they are spread out..somehow. The edges
of the blood sample are thin enough to view..and almost
always there is a spore or three in the plasma.