Help ID'ing wild mushroom mycelia??
poei at antenna.nl
Tue Aug 12 15:10:04 EST 1997
The second mycelium is growing much too fast for a mycorhizal species.
This doesn't mean that #1 is the Amanita muscaria; it does mean that #2
is definitely not A. muscaria.
Beautiful mushrooms which can be grown easily easily are:
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The two colonies I have observed, look like this:
>#1) One is a slower growing, pure white material, which appears friable, and
>not fiberous to the naked eye, growing radially at a rate of roughly 3 mm
>per day (at about 20 C). It looks like it's about 1mm (or less) thick. This
>is the culture which was the only life form in one of the first three plates.
>#2) The second one is much faster growing, mostly white, with a hint of grey.
>It is a mat of fine fibers, which has a low density (i.e. most air) thickness
>of about 8 mm. Many of the fibers tend to be growing vertically, and
>with a magnifying glass, they appear to look like roots, branching into
>smaller & smaller fibers. This mat is growing radially at around 1 cm
>I suspect that #1 is the Amanita muscaria mycelia. I would like to hear from
>anyone who has seen it themselves, and could verify this.
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