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Off topic, but just a thought...
    #2376707 - 02/25/04 06:25 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

After researching the disciplines and complexities of cultivating shrooms, I'm left wondering...

How the HELL do these little bastard ever spawn in the wild!!??... :wtf:

Sorry, but I just had to ask. Does anyone know what the percentage of spore survival rate is in their natural environment?

I will never look at mushrooms the same - every one I see in the wild will seem to me to be a miracle...


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Re: Off topic, but just a thought... [Re: Cornelius]
    #2376712 - 02/25/04 06:27 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

>Does anyone know what the percentage of spore survival rate is in their natural environment?

very, very small.....


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Re: Off topic, but just a thought... [Re: Cornelius]
    #2376804 - 02/25/04 07:29 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

But you only need one spore to start a whole colony. And often when there are shrooms its in an environmet where it thrives ie. a grazing fields for cows with lots of perfect homes for a spore.


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Re: Off topic, but just a thought... [Re: Gr0wer]
    #2376812 - 02/25/04 07:31 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

It takes more than just one, its actually somewhat of a miracle it happens at all.


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Re: Off topic, but just a thought... [Re: darkfly]
    #2377202 - 02/25/04 10:42 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i believe rush said it best on their latest album when they sang 'ah sweet miracle of life'


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Re: Off topic, but just a thought... [Re: darkfly]
    #2377218 - 02/25/04 10:52 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

it takes two minimum. a single spore will start mycilium growth but it takes two seperate mycilium networks to make shrooms.


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Re: Off topic, but just a thought... [Re: Cornelius]
    #2377290 - 02/25/04 11:16 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

a miracle indeed--as with all forms of life...the more you learn about it the more it will make your head spin-especially when considering that all of it happened by random chance over lots and lots of time. WHOA gotta lay down


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