Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
old hand
 User Gallery
Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 6,027
Last seen: 2 days, 5 hours
Monster mushroom spans 100 football fields
    #3179794 - 09/25/04 07:39 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)


Sunday 26.09.2004, CET 01:37

Monster mushroom spans 100 football fields

swissinfo September 24, 2004 5:03 PM

Europe?s biggest mushroom has been discovered in Switzerland's only national park.

Scientists said on Friday the fungus was about 1,000 years old and measured 800 by 500 metres, the equivalent of 100 football fields.

A detailed survey revealed that the fungus was a single mushroom, mostly concealed underground. It was found near the Ofenpass in the mountainous southeastern canton of Graubunden.

?The majority of the fungus is an underground network that looks a bit like shoelaces,? said Muriel Bendel, spokeswoman for the Swiss Federal Institute for Forestry, Snow and Landscape Research.

?The surface mushrooms look like the normal type you would pick, and are brown to yellow.?


The fungus, "Armillaria ostoyae", is more commonly known as the honey mushroom, and is edible, according to the researchers.

They added that the mushroom had been known since Roman times for its cleansing effects on the digestive tract, provided it was eaten raw. But certain forms can kill trees.

The institute said Switzerland's monster mushroom was trumped only by a growth in the United States which covers a surface area of nine square kilometres and weighs an estimated 600 tons.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
cyan goddess
 User Gallery

Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 4,418
Loc: PNW
Last seen: 4 months, 1 day
Re: Monster mushroom spans 100 football fields [Re: motaman]
    #3180577 - 09/25/04 10:55 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

thats pretty awesome!

second only to the largest in the PNW i believe! :dancing:

"Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows."

Puget Sound Mycological Society

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Chill the FuckOut!
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 27,301
Loc: mndfreeze's puppet army
Re: Monster mushroom spans 100 football fields [Re: motaman]
    #3180626 - 09/25/04 11:11 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I wonder how big the largest psychedelic mushroom is.


"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."--Voltaire

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* 27th Telluride Mushroom Festival [CO] veggie 1,394 2 08/23/07 12:38 PM
by SunshineDaydream
* Why We Need Mushrooms veggie 2,681 3 09/24/09 11:14 AM
by zzripz
* The mushroom hunters Wronguy 4,687 0 11/02/06 11:21 AM
by Wronguy
* Ranchers's problem mushrooms Mr_Puke 8,382 13 09/20/02 08:52 AM
by Klown
* Six arrested for picking illegal mushrooms. Bixby, OK
( 1 2 all )
Boomers420 7,108 22 08/04/08 07:10 PM
by lipa
* Mushroom Poisoning Death in St Paul, MN ToxicManM 1,231 5 09/27/06 07:44 AM
by apfrommsp
* Mushroom hunting in Scotland veggie 919 0 09/16/05 12:43 PM
by veggie
* 28th Telluride Mushroom Festival [CO] veggie 2,771 0 08/06/08 02:15 AM
by veggie

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
770 topic views. 2 members, 5 guests and 7 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Kratom Eye
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.022 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.