[Mycology] Re: Glow-in-the-dark Fungi

kilgoretrout via mycology%40net.bio.net (by dspahr3d from aol.com)
Sun Jul 20 08:00:43 EST 2008


On Jul 19, 7:30 am, kilgoretrout <dspah... from aol.com> wrote:
> On Jun 30, 2:21�pm, "Royden Richardson" <royden.richard... from fairlane-
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> > Tom,
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> > I happened to find some glowing fungus this past weekend while at a camp
> > site approximately 25 miles north of Kingston Ontario. �I couldn't
> > believe my eyes, but I have two witnesses. �I have never encountered
> > this before in all my years of camping, hiking and flying my float plane
> > throughout northern Canada. �When I googled glowing fungus yours was the
> > first hit. �Did you ever find out what the luminescence is about and how
> > it occurs?
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> > Royden Richardson
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> > Managing Director
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> > Tel: 416-9751916 �Fax: 416-9751933
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> Royden,
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> They call that "foxfire". What species?
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A natural substance that glows in the dark was called foxfire. There
are a number of fungi that create foxfire. I think Tom Sawyer and Huck
Finn dug a tunnel at night using foxfire. There is a book called "The
Foxfire Book".

David



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