and south Florida.flyingirish04 wrote:another reason why i hate fargo.
The only mushrooms we have here are psilocybe cubensis :puke: :monkey:
Recently dead trees=morels.On April 23, 2002, after taking thousands of photos, Stewart finally captured the detailed microscopic pictures that he was searching for, the hyphae of the morel fungus growing from a single spore and entering the root of an ash tree, see picture attached.
The actual discovery, in laymen’s terms, can be outlined in three parts as follows:
1. The morel fungus infects the roots of certain trees and plants.
2. During the course of his experiments Stewart Miller discovered that trees that have been inoculated with the morel fungus grow faster and are healthier than those that are not inoculated. So, the fungus helps the tree ingest nutrients and moisture from the soil thereby helping it grow, while the fungus enjoys living and expanding inside the tree roots while ingesting the sap. The second discovery is that there is a mutualistic or symbiotic relationship between the fungus and the tree.
3. The third discovery answers the question, “How and when does the fungus develop into a morel mushroom? Stewart Miller coined the term “symbiotic disruption” to explain this event. A dying or dead tree stimulates the fungus inside it, causing it to withdraw from the roots, thereby forming hardened nodules below the ground called “sclerotia”. These sclerotia eventually swell in size with sufficient water and warmth and the morel mushroom eventually pops up through the ground in the spring. When an inoculated tree is healthy the fungus does not want to leave its happy home. Its not until the fungus experiences symbiotic disruption from its' happy home that causes it to withdraw from the roots of the dying tree or plant.
LK45s wrote:They are starting to find them in southern Iowa now. I went out yesterday for about an hour. Had a nice walk in the woods , but no mushrooms.
Godzilla opossum is a couple of months older :laugh: But this is more active. If I hadn't found that opossum story & resurrected the thread then this would be the winner. Give it a week or two, opossum thread will die again & this will reignf3rr37 wrote:Holy crap, I think this thread is the oldest running thread on the forum.
So, what do these buggers taste like? Never had one.
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