Jeremy Collison

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New Magic Mushrooms Discovery Could Reveal How to Make Your Own Drugs

Scientists have long wondered how and why magic mushrooms create psilocybin, a psychoactive chemical that causes hallucinations when ingested. Two …

Fungal Pesticides Offer A Growing Alternative To Traditional Chemicals

Pesticides based on fungi are just one example of biopesticides, a group that also includes bacteria and biochemicals derived from plants.<p>Biopesticides are a tiny segment of the market for now – but their use is projected to grow at a faster rate than traditional synthetic pesticides over the next …

Plug Spawn for Logs & Stumps

from $1.65<p>High quality, soy-based wax for the sealing of Plug Spawn inoculation sites. Made in the USA from domestically grown, non-GMO soy beans. …

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Scientists identify the real king of the forest: fungus

To a casual hiker, one bit of North American forest may seem like any other. But look more closely and a mysterious patchwork of diversity emerges. Some stands of forest are clearly dominated by a single kind of tree. Others are a diverse mix of species.<p>Now, a multiyear effort to understand these …

Six Steps to Mushroom Farming

Preface<p>The second edition of <i>Six Steps to Mushroom Farming</i> recognizes that much progress in mushroom farming has taken place over the last 25 years …

15 of the World’s Funkiest Fungi

When it comes to the natural world, fungi are (truly) in a kingdom all their own. They help humans brew tasty beverages like beer, they recycle …

Gift of the fungi: Mushrooms — yes, mushrooms — could help save the world | Salon.com

<b>(Getty/NatashaBreen)</b><p>Gift of the fungi: Mushrooms — yes, mushrooms — could help save the world<p>What can’t mushrooms do? From cleaning chemical spills to mitigating topsoil loss, they’re nature’s unsung heroes<p>Samuel Blackstone<p>December 25, 2016 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this month, mushrooms momentarily …

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Exceptionally Beautiful Mushroom Photography by Steve Axford

He is always willing to go to the darkest and remotest corners of the world. As a photographer, Axford specializes in capturing images of generally …

Mushroom glows in the dark like a fungal firefly

Why on earth would a mushroom glow at night?<p>The existence of bioluminescent mushrooms has been noted since the time of the ancient Greeks, but less is known is about why a small percentage of fungi would feel the need to glow like fireflies.<p>Or at least until now.<p>In research published Thursday in …

Running a mushroom farm? You've got to be slightly crazy

Carolyn Hart talks to the farm manager of a mushroom farm in Somerset about the 21-day long process of taking the fungi from spore to punnet<p>First of all, you have to understand the surprising amount of dedication required to run a <b>mushroom farm</b>, from the faintly comedic statement, ‘I’m in …

Copsin antibiotic found in mushroom that grows on horse dung

European biologists have discovered a bacteria-killing compound in common mushrooms that grow in horse dung. Unusually for an antibiotic, copsin is a …

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Hungry Slime Molds Reconstruct Ancient Road Networks

You probably don’t give too much thought to slime molds—the bizarre, colonial organisms that look like blobs of goo. But these underrated creatures …

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Mushroom Production

<b>Here you will learn how to grow gourmet edible mushrooms including shiitake and oyster on your small farm or at home for profit or personal use, on</b> …

6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets

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