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Offline ParadoxTopic starter

Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World
« on: February 02, 2009, 10:37:41 AM »
Yeah, it's 18 minutes long, but it's one hell of an interesting presentation by mycologist Paul Stamets.



Watch it to see the 200-foot Fungi, if nothing else.


Offline Will

Re: Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 11:35:19 AM »
The mushroom popping out of the bug's head was hilarious.

I also thought it was pretty impressive how the mycelium broke down the oil and built a new ecosystem, so fast.

Offline Diabolus Lupus

Re: Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 12:17:26 PM »
interesting. I didn't watch all of it, cause I was trying to take care of other stuff. but it was interesting. I wonder how long before the US government actually does something like that with mushrooms

Offline ParadoxTopic starter

Re: Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 02:21:02 PM »
The mushroom popping out of the bug's head was hilarious.

Check out this link for more bugs being eaten alive from fungal hypae growing within them:




(shorter version of the video with dramatic music instead of some dude with an accent. I prefer the first one, but this is fun to watch for the music too.)


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Re: Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 04:51:47 PM »
Shrooms!!  -had to say it-

Awesome find Para. 

Offline MHaji

Re: Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009, 01:36:22 AM »
I'm moving into mycology, and that is a hella inspiring video. Thanks!

Offline MHaji

Re: Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009, 01:39:43 AM »
... and I wish I could edit to add that I do not think his more cosmic ideas are actually true, as beautifully poetic as they are.

Offline Jack

Re: Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2009, 05:07:25 AM »
I have to say I watched about five minutes of that video before switching to one about how Crows are adapting to the human races behaviour and then switching to, and watching the whole of, the talk on how they aged Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.