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How is that even possible? What kind of fungi is capable of this? I never heard anything like that, I was under the impression that morel mycelium was one of the fastest growing, inches per day... (I personally have had it colonize a 60mm petri dish on the 3rd day after a transfer). Even Stamets says it is the fastest he has ever seen in GGMM. It is defenetly the fastest I have ever encountered...
Perhaps what is meant is that a large colony of mycelium (like the one that covered 1200 acres or so) could grow a kilometer of mycelium in total, in a day rather than a single hyphae can grow a kilometer a day. Could a single hyphae even reach a kilometer in lenth?
I did find this part particularly interesting though:
Quote: In some species, nuclei pair but do not fuse for days, months or years.
The nuclei pair in the basidia, then they have a complete set of chromosomes in order to produce spores (this would be the only time the nuclei pair, if I am correct). I never thought it would take years for this to happen, but then again it can take a year or two before some woodlovers fruit. It just really put it in perspective for me...
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