Bluefoot Mushrooms!

October 18, 2010
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Clitocybe nuda, otherwise known as the wood blewit or the bluefoot mushroom, is fairly rare here in Colorado favoring more temperate climates of Europe and North America. This week we found quite a few of them in Denver. It was amazing to see a fairy ring 30′ in diameter fruiting these beautiful purple mushrooms, and [...]

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Looking for a quick introduction to mycorestoration?

October 15, 2010
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Paul Stamets, author of ‘Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Save The World’. He is obviously one of the smartest people on earth. Everyone should see this quick TED.com video, plus if you haven’t already, check out the other videos they have. All of the ones I have watched are amazing. Also, check out Paul’s You [...]

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Contamination brings success!

October 13, 2010
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While working in The Amateur Mycology Lab this week, we noticed something very interesting: our contaminated petri dishes that we had attempted to clone a turkey tail mushroom (Tramates versicolor) had begun to crawl across the areas with bacterial contamination! Not only that, but it seems that the mycelium is favoring areas where the bacteria [...]

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The site has been launched!

October 11, 2010
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Welcome to the brand new home for the Amateur Mycologists. We are an organization that focuses on applications for mycellium beyond mycophagy (besides just eating mushrooms, what other ‘super powers’ do fungi have?). The environment around us is altered everyday through our negligent actions, and we need to lead the charge to save our planet. [...]

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