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Mushroom Anatomy

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Mushrooms are so weird

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Mycology

Today’s “Mycology” comic from xkcd is right on point. I have long suspected (only half-jokingly) that Amanita muscaria has some infernal fungal ability to possess the minds of otherwise sane historians, folklorists, etc. and make them see the mushroom in … Continue reading

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High Coyotes?

So apparently, some coyotes in California (or just one?) have been acting strange lately, jumping onto the highway and staring down cars. Of course, most likely this is due to the common occurrence of wild animals losing their fear of … Continue reading

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A gilded cage

According to this article in Scientific American, scientists have discovered that mycorrhizal Amanita mushrooms (those that live in a symbiotic relationship with trees) – while having evolved from saprotrophic fungi (which process decaying organic matter) – can no longer rot … Continue reading

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Elfin antics

Terry J. Woodall shares a story about finding Amanita caps in the treetops (probably brought there by animals for some reason, though his playful suggestion of elves might make more sense): “Three different patches of these¬†Amanita muscaria¬†toadstools dot the forest … Continue reading

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Growing

(See another time lapse video here.)

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