Category Archives: Fungi

Fun Fungal Jargon every Amateur Mycologist should know

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Fancy yourself a mycologist, a mycophile, or just a mycophagists? Whether you grow, study, collect, or simply consume, it is important to have a solid grip on the vernacular associated with the great wide mushroom kingdom. So, let’s look at some of the fun and interesting terms you might want to know. Fungus “A fungus […]

Fun Facts about Fungi and the world of Mushrooms

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As most folks look towards the sunny warmth and rainy days or spring and summer we start to long for all things green and growing. Whether you are an avid gardener or walker of the woods, chances are most of us are just itching for the touch and smell of warm, moist earth, new growth […]

The Ever-Growing World of Mycelium

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One of the most rapidly renewable resources on the planet, mycelium, is the future of renewable source material for an ever-growing list of products. MycoWorks, a company that turns mycelium and other agricultural byproducts into leather, is at the forefront of this movement. What is mycelium? According to Wikipedia, “Mycelium is the vegetative part of […]

Study: Eating Mushrooms Prevents Cancer Growth in Middle-Aged Men

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Eating Mushrooms Prevents Cancer Growth in Middle-Aged Men, according to a recent study This week in mushroom news we are looking at the long term health benefits of mushrooms for middle-aged men. A study of middle-aged men found results that suggest that the consumption of mushrooms prevents cancer growth. Recent studies suggest that the consumption […]

How to Preserve Mushrooms

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So, you have grown your first batch of mushrooms. Now what? Preserving your mushroom harvest is an essential part of the mushroom growing experience. With the right tools and a little time, you will be able to enjoy your harvest for months to come. What is the best way to preserve your mushrooms? Saving mushrooms […]

Holy Shiitake! – A Guide for Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

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Follow this guide to learn tips for growing shiitake mushrooms Once upon a time, there was a little mushroom. He grew on the fallen trees in the forests of Asia. Then, one day, humans discovered him living among the wood and learned of all the amazing and wonderful things they could do with him. They […]

Breaking barriers with Pine mushrooms

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Breaking Barriers with Pine Mushrooms Back in April 2018, cold noodles were all the rage as a result of the exchange of the noodles at the first Korean Summit in over a decade. September of that same year saw a second summit that resulted in more food exchanges. 200 tons of tangerines were gifted from […]

Invasion of the Zombie…Fungus!

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All About Zombie Fungus First introduced to the world at large by David Attenborough on the BBC’s Planet Earth Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis is better known as the Zombie Fungus. An insect-pathogenizing fungus discovered in 1859, O. Unilateralis thrives primarily in tropical rain forest environments. Targeting and infecting the ants of the Camponotini tribe, O. Unilateralis causes […]

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