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Stephen Axford: How fungi changed my view of the world. Mushroom Identification for Beginners. Mushroom farmer. "If It Bruises Blue, It's Toxic!" — And Other Mushroom Myths. (3) How to find wild Maitake mushrooms (Hen of the Woods) (3) Coriolus (Turkey Tail Mushroom), A Potent Superfood for Immune Functions. (3) Chicken of the Woods Mushroom - Hunting & Cooking. (3) Hemlock Varnish Cap Mushroom - How To FIND HARVEST COOK & EAT Similar to Reishi. All the Types of Edible Mushrooms Explained With Pictures. Every Type Of Mushroom You Need To Know About. Where do we begin with mushrooms?

Every Type Of Mushroom You Need To Know About

They run the gamut from beautiful to grotesque. They can even be magical. They have the ability to add a depth of flavor to our dishes that is otherwise unattainable. But most of us buy mushrooms at the store not really understanding the difference between the big brown ones and the tiny little white ones. For some of us, this means that we occasionally pick up a new variety and throw it into a home-cooked dish. Mushrooms shouldn't be a mystery, so instead of keeping you in the dark, we're shedding some light on our fungus friends. Photo gallery Every Mushroom You Need To Know. 7 Trees Every Mushroom Hunter Should Know. Wood Decay Fungi in Landscape Trees Management Guidelines. UC IPM Home > Homes, Gardens, Landscapes, and Turf > Wood Decay Fungi in Pests in Gardens and Landscapes Trees Heart rot in a conifer trunk.

Wood Decay Fungi in Landscape Trees Management Guidelines

Wounds where large avocado limbs were pruned have been colonized by a heart rot decay fungus. Several fungal diseases, sometimes called heart or sap rots, cause the wood in the center of trunks and limbs to decay. Under conditions favoring growth of certain rot fungi, extensive portions of the wood of living trees can decay in a relatively short time (i.e., months to years). Edible Puffballs in your front lawn – A Look at Calvatia Species. Calvatia cyathiformis As the rains come, the season to find these common edible puffballs strewn about your lawn or the nearest field abounds.

Edible Puffballs in your front lawn – A Look at Calvatia Species

This genus of edible puffball is Calvatia which includes the famous (in the mushroom world) giant puffball, which can be the size of a dog…you wouldn’t miss that one. Most Calvatia species are edible as long as the inside is pure white; I am not aware of any that aren’t. They tend to tinge green, purple, or brown as they age, which actually the mushroom is turning its own flesh into spores. It’s sort of a self-destruct unit. Cordyceps. MYCOLOGOS. ShroomHunter 101: Identify Wild Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybin) The Foraged Foodie: medicinal mushroom. Health Benefits Of Turkey Tail Mushroom. The Magical Birch Polypore!

10 Creepy Plants And Fungi That Look Like Human Body Parts. Edible Mushrooms: Wild Mushrooms You Can Safely Eat. A word from our lawyers: this post, as all others on this site and its parent media company, is for entertainment only.

Edible Mushrooms: Wild Mushrooms You Can Safely Eat

Eating wild mushrooms can kill you or someone you love. Walking through the woods can become a joyous occasion when you spot a sumptuous looking mushroom ripe for the picking. But wait! Don’t eat it just yet, many wild mushrooms are deadly poisonous and can easily kill the unsuspecting victim. This guide should give the average North American mushroom hunter a quick reference to the most easily identifiable and delicious edible mushrooms. List of Edible Mushroom with photo's - Michigan Morels index. Bricktops:Naematoloma sublateritium - photo by Steo Edible with caution.

List of Edible Mushroom with photo's - Michigan Morels index

A late fall shroom, found in clustered growth on deciduous (oak,maple,etc) logs. Usually a brick red color cap, with purplish-gray gills. Very good to eat, but caution needs to be given on identification. A purple-brown sporeprint is key. - description by miker. 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. Reishi Mushroom Fights Cancer & Improves Liver Detox.

The reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), an edible type of medicinal fungus that has been used for various healing abilities for thousands of years, is a true “superfood.”

Reishi Mushroom Fights Cancer & Improves Liver Detox

Also known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, these mushrooms are strongly anti-inflammatory and tied to longevity, better immune function and mental clarity — perhaps that’s why they’ve adopted the nickname “king of mushrooms.” As described in the book “Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects,” in Chinese the name for the reishi mushroom represents “a combination of spiritual potency and essence of immortality … it’s tied to success, well-being, divine power, and longevity. Among cultivated mushrooms, G. lucidum is unique in that its pharmaceutical rather than nutritional value is paramount.” (1) And these are just some of the reishi mushroom benefits. So let’s take a look at why you should eat this type of nutritious, beneficial mushroom. 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. At $0.50 – $1.00 per pill, commercial medicinal mushroom capsules are prohibitively expensive for most people.

How to Make Medicinal Mushroom Capsules

This is rather unfortunate as the powerful abilities that these fungi have for increasing immunity, suppressing tumor growth, and healing the body are incredibly beneficial to most people. 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. Shroomfest 2013 Britt Bunyard: Mycopsychedelia - The Healing Mushroom. 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. 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. 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.

Mushroomers ClubGrowing Mushrooms The Easy Way With Hydrogen Peroxide ~ mushroomers club. What Is Hydrogen Peroxide and Why is it Used in Mushroom Cultivation? 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. For consumers, it is usually available from pharmacies at 3 and 6wt% concentrations. Commercial grades from 70 to 98% are also available, but the latter require special care and dedicated storage. 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.

The inevitability of death and speculation upon the nature of afterlife has always been an object of obsession for mystics and philosophers. For many cultures, mortality is one of the major qualities that separates humanity from the Gods. 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.

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. So please remember that this is just a guide to supplement learning, which should be done through books and especially guided forays. Mushroom Observer: Activity Log. Shaggy Manes and Inky Caps - Mushrooms, Uses and Health Effects. The Mycelium. 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. Medicinal Mushrooms - Ancient Knowledge, Modern Healing. 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.

The Most Potent Healing Mushroom on This Planet. Photo credit: bigstock.com 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. 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. Medicinal mushrooms. Lepista nuda Medicinal mushrooms are mushrooms used in medicine or medical research. History[edit] 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.