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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: Mephistophelian]
    #12406102 - 04/16/10 10:39 PM (4 years, 17 hours ago)

Carnivorous Mushrooms
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivorous_fungus
"fungi that derive some or most of their nutrients  from trapping and digesting microscopic or other minute animals.[1]  More than 200 species have been described, belonging to the phyla Ascomycota, Mucoromycotina, and Basidiomycota. They usually live in soil and many species trap or stun nematodes  (nematophagous fungus), while others attack amoebae or collembola."



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nematophagous_fungus
Its mycelia can kill and digest nematodes, which is believed to be a way in which the mushroom obtains nitrogen.



most common Nematophagous mushroom species is oysters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_mushroom



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprinus_comatus
shaggy ink cap



"a recent study has found the shaggy ink cap kills nematode  species Panagrellus redivivus and Meloidogyne arenaria"




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stropharia_rugosoannulata
wine cap stropharia



"A 2006 study, published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, found the king stropharia to have the ability to attack the nematode Panagrellus redivivus; the fungus produces unique spiny cells called acanthocytes  which are able to immobilise and digest the nematodes"


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: smurphy5000]
    #12417980 - 04/19/10 01:17 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototaxites

"The genus Prototaxites describes terrestrial organisms known only from fossils dating from the Silu-Devonian, approximately 420 to 370 million years ago. Prototaxites formed large trunk-like structures up to 1 metre (3 ft) wide, reaching 8 metres (26 ft) in height."

"In 2007, isotopic analyses by a team including Hueber and Kevin Boyce of the University of Chicago[1]  concluded that Prototaxites was a giant fungus."



so now the question is, did all life on this planet come from fungi?


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: Brennus]
    #12418360 - 04/19/10 02:46 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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Not one of my favorites, but Geomyces destructans is interesting. It preys on bats.

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/may2009.html




  There is also a conspiracy theory to the white nose bat syndrome. That Monstanto designed it and sprayed a few chemtrail planes over the area, designed it to effect only bats specifically. So that the mosquito population will rise and therefore disease will spread much faster.

  I dont' necissarily say this is true but it is totally a possibility seeing as how Monsanto is the one of the most evil corporations on the planet.

  I know they or someone already engineered this stuff to affect marijuana plants called white mold. That is just what some ppl told me that know growers. That it was specifically designed to attack and kill marijuana plants, 2 summers ago we had black/brownish spots on all the leaves on the trees in this area.

when i discussed it with a very informed person on marijuana cultivations, he said yes they believed the spots on the leaves on normal trees were actually a side effect caused by the spraying of this white mold to affect marijuana.

  so the white nose bat fungi problem may be the most interesting fungus currently, i'd love to hear what Paul Stamets would have to say on this conspiracy theory. I'm sure he wouldn't say much in a conference because he works with the government sometimes but he may be able to find out where it comes from.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_nose_syndrome


poor little bats, this makes me sad, i love bats. they kill mosquitos which we all hate.

"Bats are one of nature's most efficient and eco-friendly methods of keeping mosquito populations under control. Just one bat can eat more than 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour"

white nose bat syndrome has killed over a million bats since 2006.
"An informational video, produced by Mark Spaulding of Howe Caverns, about the effects of White Nose Bat Syndrome."



I really hope someone figures out how to save the bats soon before we are overrun by mosquitos.


Edited by smurphy5000 (04/19/10 04:23 AM)


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: smurphy5000]
    #12475911 - 04/29/10 09:35 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

Hey there inski, i was just about to mention Weraroa novae-zelandiae after i saw they had it at sporeworks but no print or syringe avalible :frown: they have a bit of a write up about it and mention slugs and snails being the main way of spreding the spores. but they look cool and wish i could find a way of geting a backyard patch going


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: smurphy5000]
    #12499363 - 05/03/10 04:23 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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smurphy5000 said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototaxites

"The genus Prototaxites describes terrestrial organisms known only from fossils dating from the Silu-Devonian, approximately 420 to 370 million years ago. Prototaxites formed large trunk-like structures up to 1 metre (3 ft) wide, reaching 8 metres (26 ft) in height."

"In 2007, isotopic analyses by a team including Hueber and Kevin Boyce of the University of Chicago[1]  concluded that Prototaxites was a giant fungus."



so now the question is, did all life on this planet come from fungi?




These are so cool!  The mycelium network would have to be enormous for something that big to grow.


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: Tsoravan]
    #12507084 - 05/04/10 09:41 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

Cool thread. Thanks for the info.


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: Tsoravan]
    #12508125 - 05/05/10 12:34 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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Quote:

smurphy5000 said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototaxites

"The genus Prototaxites describes terrestrial organisms known only from fossils dating from the Silu-Devonian, approximately 420 to 370 million years ago. Prototaxites formed large trunk-like structures up to 1 metre (3 ft) wide, reaching 8 metres (26 ft) in height."

"In 2007, isotopic analyses by a team including Hueber and Kevin Boyce of the University of Chicago[1]  concluded that Prototaxites was a giant fungus."



so now the question is, did all life on this planet come from fungi?




These are so cool!  The mycelium network would have to be enormous for something that big to grow.




Just imagine, mushrooms the size of the ones in Alice in Wonderland!!!


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: ImaginingEmotions]
    #12508785 - 05/05/10 03:30 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

Great thread, some very interesting species have been mentioned.

That's very sad to hear about those bats being killed off by Geomyces destructans. It reminds me of the facial tumour disease that Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) are being threatened with here in Australia at the moment. It is also quite similar to sarcoptic mange, which is becoming a growing problem for southern hairy nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons), which are already endangered, and also common wombats (Vombatus ursinus). Sarcoptic mange is spread by mites (Sarcoptes scabiei), the same mite species that causes scabies in humans.

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so now the question is, did all life on this planet come from fungi?




No, there's not a shred of evidence to suggest that.


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: wisp]
    #12511479 - 05/05/10 05:54 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

ah thats so tragic about the bats. there aren't many bats here any more now that i think about it :/


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: lifestream]
    #12514454 - 05/06/10 02:04 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)



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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: fastfred]
    #12518405 - 05/06/10 08:25 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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WTF IS THAT?


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: Base Icks]
    #12518416 - 05/06/10 08:27 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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WTF IS THAT?




I wish that was a cube that grew in my room!


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: ImaginingEmotions]
    #12520684 - 05/07/10 04:44 AM (3 years, 11 months ago)

It's supposedly the biggest mushroom ever found.  There was a story on it in the shroomery news service forum.


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: fastfred]
    #12521808 - 05/07/10 01:39 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

Sweet thread! :fappage:


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Re: Most Interesting Mushrooms in the World [Re: isolation]
    #12523704 - 05/07/10 08:49 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

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