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Plastic-Eating Mushroom Discovered in the Amazon Rainforest — A Solution for Our Trash Saturated World? By Carolanne Wright Contributing Writer for Wake Up World In a world addicted to plastic, it’s hard to imagine life without it.

Plastic-Eating Mushroom Discovered in the Amazon Rainforest — A Solution for Our Trash Saturated World?

The problem is, plastic doesn’t breakdown safely and has proven itself to be exceedingly toxic for the planet and its inhabitants. We’re drowning in the stuff and it doesn’t look like our reliance on the material will end anytime in the near future. Radical solutions are needed — and soon. Choking to Death on a Modern ‘Wonder’ Material Plastic is a relatively new material, developed in the last seventy years or so. “During World War II, raw materials were in short supply and we needed a resilient, economical and easily manufactured substitute.

Reishi Mushroom Fights Cancer & Improves Liver Detox. Dr. John Holliday - The Health Benefits of Mushrooms. Fungi The Rotten World About Us 1980. Mycology Microscopy. Radical Mycology's Mushroom Cultivation for Remediation 1/3. Paul Stamets - How Mushrooms Can Save Bees & Our Food Supply. The Awesome World of Mushrooms w/ Britt Bunyard PhD. Maitake - Sheepshead - Hen of the Woods - Cooking Mushroom. Shroomfest 2013 James Wieser: Growing Mushrooms at Home. Radical Mycology Webinar 1: Seeing Fungi. The Fungi of California. Mushrooms Articles - Gardening Know How. Mushroom Mountain. FUNGI Magazine - The Magazine for Amateur and Professional Mushroom Enthusiasts, Mycophiles and Mycologists. Mushroom Identification for Beginners. Mushroom Cultivation Resources - North American Mycological Association. How to Make Medicinal Mushroom Capsules.

Mushroom Cultivation 101. Mushroom Cultivation 101 While teaching the skills of simple, cheap, and easy cultivation and application of the decomposing, mushroom producing fungi is at at the core of the Radical Mycology project, we wish to note up front that the many of the same skills and concepts used to grow mushrooms can also be used to grow the mycorrhizal and fermenting fungi that are used to improve soil health and maintain traditional food ways.

Mushroom Cultivation 101

A Brief History of Mushroom Cultivation Fungal cultivation was arguably the first intentional human production. This is thought to have taken the form of mead (honey wine) production long ago when early humans discovered that by placing a bee hive in a small body of water that they could come back a few days or weeks later to find the water transformed into an intoxicating drink. Some of the first known examples of intentional mushroom cultivation, however, are found in 3rd century Japan where Shiitake mushrooms were grown on oak logs.

Shroomfest 2013 Britt Bunyard: Mycopsychedelia - The Healing Mushroom. Fungi The Rotten World About Us 1980. Mushroom Identification for Beginners. How to tincture medicinal mushroooms. Ganoderma, also known as Lingzhi or Reishi (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Medicinal mushrooms are in great demand because of their adaptogenic effects and their actions against cancer.

How to tincture medicinal mushroooms

They improve the immune system, balance the hormones of the HPA axis, are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, tonify the heart, protect the liver and soothe the nerves. Taking them in an effective way is not so easy. Eating medicinal mushrooms like shitake or maitake doesn’t release the medicinal value (except perhaps the Vitamin D.) If you want to take them as a tea (decoction) you need to simmer them for at least an hour to separate the medicine from the chitin. Tinctures or liquid extracts are portable, let you taste them which makes them more effective than capsules, but are not simple to make. Polysaccharides clump together when exposed to alcohol and become inert. How To: Growing Oyster Mushrooms. Growing edible mushrooms can be easy, but you must pay attention to the requirements of the species you are growing.

How To: Growing Oyster Mushrooms

Each species has specific “ideal” requirements for temperature, humidity, light, and nutrition. Healthy News and Information. By J HERMAN Growing delicious mushrooms doesn’t take very much effort – you can even do so in something as simple as coffee grounds.

Healthy News and Information

There are just a few things you’ll need to do this well, which I will cover. I’ll be showing you how to grow pearl oyster mushrooms, for the record. They are quite easy to grow, taste great and make for a good first time project if you’ve never planted mushrooms before. For this project, you’ll need:- A bucket or container of some kind; a 5 gallon plastic pail is recommended. – A good amount of coffee grounds; you’ll want to fill half of your pail with the grounds – Mushroom spore (like these) – Plastic wrap (optional) – Spray bottle for watering your mushrooms.

Mushroomers ClubGrowing Mushrooms The Easy Way With Hydrogen Peroxide ~ mushroomers club. What Is Hydrogen Peroxide and Why is it Used in Mushroom Cultivation?

Mushroomers ClubGrowing Mushrooms The Easy Way With Hydrogen Peroxide ~ mushroomers club

According to Wikipedia, hydrogen peroxide is a clear and odorless liquid similar to water with a strong oxidizing capacity. Due to its oxidizing properties it is used as a bleach or cleaning agent. 5 Ancient Legends About the Secret of Immortality. Chasing down the ancient world’s alchemical obsession with obtaining the Philospher’s Stone: the secret of immortality Mortality has tormented our consciousness since the first human witnessed death and realized his or her own eventual demise.

5 Ancient Legends About the Secret of Immortality

Radical Mycology Webinar 2: Working With Fungi. Identify Poisonous Mushrooms: Some Detailed Tips. Below you'll find a list of common characteristics to help you identify poisonous mushrooms of the Amanita genus.

Identify Poisonous Mushrooms: Some Detailed Tips

This list is by no means the final word! Weather and other environmental factors can change the shape of a mushroom, making it difficult to identify. Mushroom Observer: Activity Log. Shaggy Manes and Inky Caps - Mushrooms, Uses and Health Effects. The Mycelium As in all fungi that produce mushrooms, the body of the shaggy mane mushroom consists of thread-like structures called hyphae that are hidden in the mushroom's substrate.

Shaggy Manes and Inky Caps - Mushrooms, Uses and Health Effects

The branching hyphae form a mass known as a mycelium. The mycelium produces aerial mushrooms to distribute the reproductive spores of the fungus. Fungi belong to their own kingdom. Agaricus blazei - Agaricus brasiliensis, Himematsutake, 姫松茸. Agaricus blazei (Agaricus brasiliensis, Himematsutake, 姫松茸) This is a species of mushroom whose identification seems to have begun in the West unlike many other mushrooms and medicinal plants.

Agaricus blazei - Agaricus brasiliensis, Himematsutake, 姫松茸

It was found in the north eastern side of the US and Canada. Later on it was identified in Hawaii, California, UK, the Netherlands, Philippines, Brazil and Taiwan. Medicinal Mushrooms - Ancient Knowledge, Modern Healing. By Gavin Bragg Guest Writer for Wake Up World Mushrooms have been used by all ancient cultures all over the world. They were highly revered in ancient Peru, where they “used the power of mushrooms medicinally, nutritionally and spiritually.” In Meso America, the “A. muscaria [mushroom] has been shown to have been deeply engrained in the religious cultures.” Even more amazing, Amadou mushrooms have the ability to store fire!

Chaga Mushroom: The Immune-Boosting Superfood. Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus) is a mushroom that typically grows on birch trees in colder climates across the Northern Hemisphere. At first glance, the mushroom doesn’t look very appealing; actually, it doesn’t even looks like a mushroom at all! Appearances can be deceiving, however, as this special mushroom packs a punch when it comes to its health value. The Most Potent Healing Mushroom on This Planet. Photo credit: Of all the hundreds of varieties of edible mushrooms on this planet, one stands head and shoulders above the rest; Cordyceps. Although it has actually been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, this mushroom really burst into the mainstream back in 1993 when the women’s track and field runners from China broke nine world records at the Chinese National Games, held that year in Beijing, China. Suspected of using steroids, all the women on the team were tested but the results were negative for anabolic steroids.

Finally, the coach revealed that the compound they used wasn’t synthetic at all, but completely natural. Daily consumption of a tonic made from Cordyceps is what improved his team’s stamina, endurance, and energy levels. Best Mushroom Grow Kits, Easy Mushroom Growing Kits, Premium Spawn Bags, Organic Substrate Jars, Bulk Mushroom Growing, Grow Mushrooms Fast. A Delicious & Easy Way To Boost Your Immunity. Here is a delicious and easy way to boost your body's ability to respond to allergies, infections and inflammatory conditions.

Medicinal mushroom experts have been telling us for years that mushrooms can help prevent numerous immunological conditions, including cancer and inflammatory ailments. Is this simply wishful thinking? No. These effects have been backed with hard science. Medicinal mushrooms. Shroom Grow. Video: Why Waste Coffee Grounds When Delicious Mushroooms Love to Grow on Them? Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm. We are finally, finally getting our “Herb and ‘Shroom Garden” going. And when I say finally, I mean FINALLY.