Interesting Mushrooms #3. I am actually having a lot of fun doing these. Thank you all for the support of these comps. As always the scources are just Wikipedia Mushrooms science Cool Facts comp 3
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Interesting Mushrooms #3

 
Interesting Mushrooms #3. I am actually having a lot of fun doing these. Thank you all for the support of these comps. As always the scources are just Wikipedia

I am actually having a lot of fun doing these. Thank you all for the support of these comps. As always the scources are just Wikipedia and some scientific blogs. Cheers.

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Well here we are again guys. I took a few
requests from the last one. I hope you all enjoy.
Mushroom Facts Comp #3
1- Cordyceps
This type of mushroom infects an
organism through its spores,
then the fungus enters the
insects brain and compells it to
go to a high area. Then the
insects brain shuts down, and the
There are thousands of types body of the mushroom erupts
of cordyceps, all of which from its head and body. In about
infect a different species. The three weeks (sometimes more or
fungus is a ruthless killer, and less) the mushroom has reached
can spread rapidly, wiping out its full growth, then it begins to
hundreds of colonies of ants release spores that can infect
in a matter of weeks. Luckily it more of the same species.
has any
inclination to infect mammals
or people.
viii.. f. rii, This is one of the famous "magic"
ii. i. mushrooms. This means that it
1. i. :.. contains the chemicals psilocybin and
it. psilocin (all magic mushrooms contain
i. wjj. j. one or both of these) which have a
Y hallucinogen's effect in humans. This
particular species contains the highest
consentration of these compounds of
any of the "magic" mushrooms.
Keep in mind that it is illegal to grow, distribute, or consume
magic mushrooms in many countrys. They are however Very
popular, and apparently easy to find illegally if you are willing to
breakage law.
Lion' s Mane
e l. early summer. Despite its strange
appearance it is entirely edible,
and actually has some properties
N that have brought it under close
scrutiny in medical sciense. While
there is no benefits that are agreed
on by researchers, it is still Very
f 3 , popular as an "alternative"
medicine.
It is a possible treatment for dementia and other brain
deseases, but has not made its way to the pharmaceutical drug
market. However it is considered extremely tasty, so it might be
worth your money to order some to impress yourfriendy.
Amethyst Destoyer
p" . that is prized for its
l 'tri. tati,. i' rjaa, "ti mostly in
E ". s. 4 ht _ mushroom doesn' t produce
any toxins, but it is really
good at
toxins found in the soil.
The interesting thing is, even
though it is not an extremely
tasty mushroom (and depending
on where you find it may contain
arsenic) it does retain its color
no matter what you do to it.
Bird' s Nest Fungus
L", - / This mushroom is given its
I name because of its
nest, complete with eggs. It is
I about a quarter of the size of a
penny, and has one of the most
I interesting ways of distributing
The odd shape of the mushroom its eggs .
is youjust for decoration. It is
specifically shaped so that when
a raindrop hits it, all of the force
is directed out, launching the
eggs up to a meter or two away
Thanks for your support of these comps, I really
didn' t expect that much interest in mushrooms. I
however do not know how many more of these I will
do, I guess I may just start posting other things and
do another one of these every once in a while.
Hope you guys enjoyed!
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