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Discover Mushrooms in the PNW Documentary; Episode 1. Usnea Lichen: Top 10 Uses and Benefits [Current Data] Usnea lichen grows abundantly on trees in Europe and North America as a species of Parmeliaceae, a large and diverse family of Lecanoromycetes .

Usnea Lichen: Top 10 Uses and Benefits [Current Data]

Lichens are not plants, rather they are organisms composed of fungi and algae. Usnea lichen grows and thrives symbiotically with trees. It loves to thrive on sick or old and moribund trees, causing some people to blame usnea lichen for the death of their trees. City trees rarely have usnea lichen because it is very sensitive to air pollution. Why Is This Magic Mushroom About to Save Humanity? 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. 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.

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. 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.” 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. 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. 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. Generally, oyster mushrooms are the easiest to get started with, and you can start with a kit or buy some spawn online to grow them in straw. Grey Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are very forgiving, but they grow faster and produce better with the following conditions: Spawn Run: 75F, 85-95% Humidity, 12-21 Days, no lightPrimordia: 50F-60F, 95-100% Humidity, 3-5 days, Fresh air 3 times daily, Partial ShadeFruiting: 60F-70F, 85-95% Humidity, 4-7 days, Fresh air 3 times daily, Partial Shade.

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. 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. While humans are born, subjected to the will of nature and die, the gods of the ancients and the gods of today are usually characterized as immortal; immune to the darkness that awaits every man and woman. Naturally, the earliest storytellers and holy men dreamed of ways to become immortal as well. Radical Mycology Webinar 2: Working With Fungi. Identify Poisonous Mushrooms: Some Detailed Tips. 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. 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. The Most Potent Healing Mushroom on This Planet. 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. 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.