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Mushrooms! Pictures, Types and Inspiration

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Fungi of the Czech Republic. The last photo might seem an odd way to end a section called "safety in numbers", but if you look at the base of the mushroom you'll see why I put it here!

Fungi of the Czech Republic

Here's a closer view, with what looks like tiny regular mushrooms on the left and weird orange globules on the right. The globules are spore containers, but they don't belong to a fungus, instead they belong to a slime mould. Although the name suggests that they're fungi, slime moulds are now treated as a separate category of life, with several unusual characteristics. Mushrooms are really just the fruit of fungi, which exist as strands called mycellium, which might well be what the white strands on the right-hand side of this photo are. Mycellium grows but is fixed in location, like the roots of trees, however slime moulds actually move through wood, actively hunting down bacteria and other food sources.

Oyster Mushroom. Lactarius indigo. Taxonomy and nomenclature[edit] Originally described in 1822 as Agaricus indigo by American mycologist Lewis David de Schweinitz,[3] the species was later transferred to the genus Lactarius in 1838 by the Swede Elias Magnus Fries.[4] German botanist Otto Kuntze called it Lactifluus indigo in his 1891 treatise Revisio Generum Plantarum,[2] but the suggested name change was not adopted by others.

Lactarius indigo

Hesler and Smith in their 1960 study of North American species of Lactarius defined L. indigo as the type species of subsection Caerulei, a group characterized by blue latex and a sticky, blue cap.[5] In 1979, they revised their opinions on the organization of subdivisions in the genus Lactarius, and instead placed L. indigo in subgenus Lactarius based on the color of latex, and the subsequent color changes observed after exposure to air.[6] As they explained: Description[edit] The cap margin is rolled inwards in young specimens.

Microscopic features[edit] The "milk", or latex, is indigo blue. Gymnopilus. Psilocybin mushroom. Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, are mushrooms that contain the psychedelic drugs psilocybin and psilocin.

Psilocybin mushroom

Common colloquial terms include magic mushrooms and shrooms.[1] Biological genera containing psilocybin mushrooms include Copelandia, Galerina, Gymnopilus, Inocybe, Mycena, Panaeolus, Pholiotina, Pluteus, and Psilocybe. About 40 species are found in the genus Psilocybe. Psilocybe cubensis is the most common psilocybin mushroom in subtropical areas and the black market. Psilocybin mushrooms have likely been used since prehistoric times and may have been depicted in rock art. Many cultures have used these mushrooms in religious rites. History[edit] Early[edit] Archaeological evidence indicates the use of psilocybin-containing mushrooms in ancient times. Hampshire Cam UK - Photographs - Wild Scenes. Mushroom Chair. The Colorful World of Mushrooms. When out walking in the woods I'm often chided for looking down at the ground rather than up and around.

The Colorful World of Mushrooms

Judi and the kids say, "There he is, looking for mushrooms and moss again. " The fact is, there are a lot of interesting little things on the ground that we easily pass by without ever noticing. Mushrooms are fascinating because of the variety of their shapes and colors. Some are drab, but many are remarkable for their uniqueness. The same mushroom may even take on different characteristics as it goes through its growth cycle. The following selection displays the variety of mushrooms that can be found just by walking in the woods or the yard and looking down at the ground or on fallen trees. The dimensions shown are the approximate actual size of the mushrooms. Copyright ©1996 Judi Schiller, Richard Schiller schiller@emily.net. Pink Mushrooms. Probably a Russala.

Pink Mushrooms

Possibly a pink variety of Russala emetica. Found growing in Empetrum nigrum (crowberry) on a north facing slope treed with stands of mountain hemlock. The lower photo shows younger specimens growing in Leutkea pectinata (Partridge foot). Fairytale Mushrooms and Tutorial. Giant Alice in Wonderland mushrooms lit up at night n the middle of September, it was still boiling hot here in Israel and I was hiding inside in the air conditioning, working on my website.

Fairytale Mushrooms and Tutorial

My neighbor stopped by and told me she was planning a big, fancy 40th birthday party for herself, with an Alice in Wonderland theme, Fun! She hired me to make four GIANT (3′, 4.5′, 6′ and 7.5′ tall) mushrooms as decorations for the party. I’d never made giant paper mâché mushrooms before, but when I had my store, we made lots of big props, so I was confident that I could do it. I went shopping at a hardware store and a fencing shop for supplies. base structure of chicken wire, tape and paper mâché Each mushroom was made with chicken wire, masking tape, electrical tape, sewing boning, newspapers, golf umbrellas, sheer fabric, twinkle lights, paint and varnish. 6' tall base structure It was important that the base of each stem was wider than top part.