• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Images of Fungi: share for teaching & education  RSS feed

 
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Loxley Clovis wrote:"The chair’s sinuous curves look organic, but were all painstakingly specified with CAD software and 3-D printed as hollow skins using a corn-based bioplastic. Pellets made from straw filled the cavities and a starter solution of liquified spores was fed into the construct. Over a period of five days the eukaroytes fed off the nutrients in the straw and infiltrated the tiny gaps between the straw pellets and plastic skin, acting like an organic glue that bound the chair together and transformed a flimsy husk into a sturdy household item. Tiny perforations in the surface gave way and allowed mushrooms to sprout, creating an unplanned organic upholstery. ...
Klarenbeek imagines a future where everything from our homes to our furnishings could be manufactured locally and sustainably—using mushrooms. 'We can 3-D print both the house, insulating structure and its skin at once,' he says. 'By combining 3-D printing and mycelium, the applications are endless.'" - No Shiitake, This Chair Is Made of Mushrooms, by Joseph Flaherty, Wired.com, 9:30 AM, 12.03.13.

58B3F5F0-7DC6-42E5-9BAD-623E51E57E3B.jpeg
[Thumbnail for 58B3F5F0-7DC6-42E5-9BAD-623E51E57E3B.jpeg]
Found this very weird thing growing in my school garden. Never saw anything like it in the past ten years. Any idea what it is? What kind? It looks like a potatoe but it’s not one. It was growing up out of the ground not underneath
 
master steward
Posts: 2710
Location: Maine (zone 5)
543
chicken dog food preservation forest garden goat hugelkultur rabbit trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That one looks like some kind of puffball to me.  I bet if you broke open the bulbous part of it, you'd find a powdery cloud of spores.  Before they mature the inside is sort of like marshmallow in texture, but as it gets mature, the spores loosen and are easily made airborne.  Probably best to mess with it outside. :)
 
pollinator
Posts: 191
Location: wanderer
37
bike fungi tiny house
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
So my personal discovery of this fungus blew my mind nearly as much as listening to Joe Rogan interviewing paul stamets did:
"The Aztecs intentionally inoculated their corn with [Huitlacoche, (Ustilago maydis)] spores by scratching the base of corn stalk with a soil-smeared knife. The fungus can live up to three years in the soil. The intentional infection is usually manifests itself ten days to two weeks later." -Deane, Corn Smut, Mexican Truffles, EatTheWeeds.com
I love the re-branding effort to "Mexican Truffle"! Seriously, who's going to eat "corn smut"? LOLl! No wonder it's not widely known outside of indigenous Aztec circles.
Three sisters you say? Maybe it was actually four sisters!!!
EDIBLE-Mexican_Truffles-_huitlacoche_(Ustilago_maydis)-_Germany_by_Kai_Hirdes-_WikiMedia.org.jpg
[Thumbnail for EDIBLE-Mexican_Truffles-_huitlacoche_(Ustilago_maydis)-_Germany_by_Kai_Hirdes-_WikiMedia.org.jpg]
Mexican Truffles, huitlacoche (Ustilago maydis), Germany by Kai Hirdes, WikiMedia.org
EDIBLE-Mexican_Truffles-_huitlacoche_(Ustilago_maydis)-_merchant_woman_in_Guanajuato_by_Tomascastelazo-_WikiMedia.org.jpg
[Thumbnail for EDIBLE-Mexican_Truffles-_huitlacoche_(Ustilago_maydis)-_merchant_woman_in_Guanajuato_by_Tomascastelazo-_WikiMedia.org.jpg]
Mexican Truffles, huitlacoche (Ustilago maydis), merchant woman in Guanajuato by Tomascastelazo, WikiMedia.org
EDIBLE-Mexican_Truffles-_huitlacoche_(Ustilago_maydis)-_Taco_de_Huitlacoche-_by_Cuauhtemoc_F_Ramirez_A-_WikiMedia.org.jpg
[Thumbnail for EDIBLE-Mexican_Truffles-_huitlacoche_(Ustilago_maydis)-_Taco_de_Huitlacoche-_by_Cuauhtemoc_F_Ramirez_A-_WikiMedia.org.jpg]
Mexican Truffles, huitlacoche (Ustilago maydis), Taco de Huitlacoche, by Cuauhtemoc F Ramirez A, WikiMedia.org
 
Maybe he went home and went to bed. And took this tiny ad with him:
Solar Dehydrator Plans - Combo Package download
https://permies.com/t/solar-dehydrator
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!