Phallus duplicatus (Netted Stinkhorn)
What wonderful mushrooms these are!!! 😊
After coming across this fantastic species, I will dedicate the next few posts to some of the strange and wonderful adaptations mushrooms have made throughout their ancient lineage of 1.3 billion years 🌏. If you come across any pictures 📷 of strange mushrooms make sure to tag @mushrooms.and.meditations. Or if you have any pictures to post send them my way. The weirder, the more wonderful! ☯️
So the Stinkhorns 🧐 - the family Phallaceae - share a common beautiful method in which they disperse their spores. They first appear as an egg-like 🥚 structure in the ground and quickly break through, growing rapidly upwards (often overnight), with stem and cap. Some species have beautiful veils - like this one - that, unfortunately, was broken when I came upon it but the remnant can be seen in the third picture. The cap of the Stinkhorn is covered in a green slime that has an awful smell 🤢 to us (yes, this one smelled terrible) but a lovely smell to flies 🤗. Flies quickly flock to it and devour the slime (this one’s slime was all gobbled up 😋 by the time I found it) getting spores on their feet and ingesting them in their bellies to be dispersed as they fly around or when they finally cease to fly around altogether 💀 and become part of the soil again. Thus, the flies get a belly full of delicious Stinkhorn green slime and the Stinkhorn lives on ☯️. Just one of many mushrooms with a natural and beautiful synergy with insects as we’ll see in the next few posts.
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We did a little impromptu photoshoot at Uni last week because well... why not? 🌞💫 This project is so special, my friend Amanda from the Bachelor Of Fashion Design (Honors) has made a range of clothes that will grow mushrooms, all while educating people on the importance on mycology 🍄 Art meets science right here #rmit
Skarpa riskor är väldigt underskattade i Sverige, varför tror du det? Är det pga. att dom ser farliga ut, maskätna eller är det för att kunskapen helt enkelt inte finns?
Här är en av de skarpa riskorna, skogsriska. Att fylla korgen med dessa går snabbt och set finns ofta väldigt gott om diverse skarpa riskor. Att bara steka dom rakt av eller testa äta rå är vedervärdigt, riktigt stark smak som bränner. Efter att man kokat dom ca. 7-10 minuter är den otroligt fin att steka, salta in eller lägga in. Klassiskt med dessa är att göra en sallad med dom, äpplen, potatis, lök, saltgurka, gräddfil (eller liknande veganprodukt)
Sjukt gott och mättande, bara blanda ihop allt. Perfekt att ha med sig ute i skogen på en vandring.
Agaricus - This picture started it all for me. Mushroom hunting! We found this beautiful ring of field mushrooms in our local park back in May 2018. From memory it formed on a patch of grass that once stood a large eucalyptus tree that was cut down.
The destroying angel (amanita virosa), found growing amongst mixed deciduous woodland. As you can tell from the name this is a seriously dangerous fungus- in fact, it is one of the MOST POISONOUS of all known poisonous mushrooms. One cap is enough to kill an adult. All parts of the mushroom are pure white. •
One of the most poisonous chemicals present in this mushroom is alpha-amanitin. It kills by binding to the enzyme RNA polymerase II. This enzyme is responsible for the synthesis of messenger RNA (mRNA). When amanitin binds to this enzyme it fails to synthesise mRNA, which results in the cessation of essential protein synthesis. The cell metabolism stops and thus the cell dies.
This one had me stumped for a while! Young beefsteak fungus, found on the inside of a dead oak stump.
The mushrooms in the new forest are coming in really late this year. I think the recent rains have finally kicked them into life, here's hoping!