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Offlinerhizo
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Armillaria ostoyae -- Largest living organism
    #1122115 - 12/08/02 03:12 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

I would like to grow a clone from this humongous fungus. If you're not sure what I'm referring to then please read this. If anyone could give me any information on how to obtain a living culture it'd be mucho appreciated. I don't know the fruiting parameters of the honey mushroom, but just growing the myc would satisfy me.


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Re: Armillaria ostoyae -- Largest living organism [Re: rhizo]
    #1122205 - 12/08/02 04:03 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Is that the one lives in Michigan or Washington? I would contact Mycology or plant patholgy professor in those states and beg real nice for a culture, or go to those state when it fruits and hike about in the forest. Outside of genetic analysis though it would be hard to tell if either was 'true'.

That would be cool tho'


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Re: Armillaria ostoyae -- Largest living organism [Re: rhizo]
    #1124056 - 12/09/02 07:40 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

This is its relative A. tabascens on agar:




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Re: Armillaria ostoyae -- Largest living organism [Re: zeronio]
    #1124090 - 12/09/02 08:39 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

that second pic is freaky. does A. ostoyae look like that? i'm scared now, it's gonna eat me when i'm sleeping.


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Re: Armillaria ostoyae -- Largest living organism [Re: rhizo]
    #1124101 - 12/09/02 08:51 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

I haven't seen A. ostoyae myc but A. mellea looks very similar. 
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Re: Armillaria ostoyae -- Largest living organism [Re: zeronio]
    #1124142 - 12/09/02 09:10 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

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Re: Armillaria ostoyae -- Largest living organism [Re: ]
    #1124150 - 12/09/02 09:16 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

I didn't notice but I will do more tests. It might be substrate dependent.


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Re: Armillaria ostoyae -- Largest living organism [Re: ]
    #1127755 - 12/10/02 04:30 AM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Mr_Mushrooms, do you have handy a list of glow-in-the-dark mushroom species? Have u ever cultivated one of them?


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