Friday, March 27, 2015

Fungus Among Us



Fungus among us! Today, I permanently left the door to my greenhouse open because it was producing too much moisture. 
Evidence of too much moisture was visible on the outside of two peat pots which held tomato seedlings.

Check out the picture below.  I remember as a kid we would look at trees for large Shelf-like mushrooms and pull these off the trees, use something sharp to engrave a name or draw a picture on the underside, and place the fungus on a box to dry.    Once dried, we would put the mushroom up on the cabinet for display. 



As a kid, did you ever pull Shelf-like mushrooms off of trees to create art?

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16 comments:

  1. Are you sure you didn't eat that shroom and imagine all the rest?

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    1. PP,

      I'm very sure, check out this website and see what I'm talking about.

      http://americanmushrooms.com/heerkens/pyrography.htm

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  2. i hate doing it...but somehow you have forced me....FORCED ME! to agree with PP! how could you do this to me????

    i love you and will always be your friend, but Gurl...are you eating those mushrooms? you forced me to agree with PP?

    jeesh. your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      You did it!!!!!!

      Of course I've been eating mushrooms......not this type though. As kids up north, our playground was the woods. We would find all kinds of unique things out there, this was one of those things. We had a blast with making artistic pictures with these mushrooms. Check out this website, they've made pictures from the Shelf-like fungus. It's really cool and fun to do.
      http://americanmushrooms.com/heerkens/pyrography.htm

      I bet you believe me now!!!
      :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

      Your Friend,
      Sandy

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  3. I prefer the effects of mescaline myself but it's difficult to find in my area. (wink)

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    1. Gail,

      It's hard to find cactus and Fabaceae (a bean) in your area. I think one would have to move out to the Southwest to enjoy mother natures psychedelic therapy :-)

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  4. I've never seen a growth like that on any of seedling pots. (I may have been a little freaked out if I did!)

    Can't say I ever made any artsy crafty things with mushrooms/fungi taken off trees. Grew up in a middle class residential area with no real woods around to play in. (Terribly deprived, wasn't I? ;o] )

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    1. Mama Pea,

      Just totally deprived, lol.......

      I've made a few pieces of art when younger using this fungus. Haven't seen this type of fungus in a long while. Usually we find the Shelf-like mushroom on trees mainly up north.

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  5. That looks like something off the X- Files. If you suddenly stop posting we will know what happened.

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    1. Harry,

      The aliens snatched me up, lol

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  6. Nope, never did that with shelf mushrooms. But then, we didn't have a woodland area nearby to find shelf mushrooms. Interesting about the moisture problem in the greenhouse. I'm thinking if and when we get one, it should have a means of good ventilation!

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    1. Leigh,

      I used to find this type of mushroom up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We really don't see many of them here. The moisture problem was because the greenhouse was sitting on top of a folded tarp, the door was zipped up, and I had all the grow lights plugged in. Right now, I have the greenhouse setup in my living room. To take care of the moisture problem, tied open the door. Everything seems to be growing good, and I have no more mushrooms.

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  7. Sandy, we used to turn them into all kinds of things as kids, playing in the summer. We'd have contests to see who could find the biggest one - I think the boy next door won with a shelf fungi that was at least two feet across!

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  8. Susan,

    Yay, I'm not the only one who knows about the Shelf-like fungi. 2 feet across in size omg, that's big!!!! I'm wondering if it's just an up north kind of thing to find this fungus??

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  9. Well, growing up in Alabama don't recall seeing anything like you are talking about. Not here in South Carolina either. But, living on a wooded property, we love walking through the trees, eyes on the forest floor to see what mushroom treasure has popped up. Never knew so many different mushrooms existed! Don't eat any.... just like taking pictures of them. :)

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    1. Lisa,

      They're some non dangerous mushrooms you can harvest from the woods and eat. Like you, my husband and I love to walking through the forest and enjoying all of God's greatest gifts.

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