Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cornell University Mushroom Blog

I came across a really reliable and interesting blog the other day. You can find it here.This blog goes by the name of Cornell mushroom blog. I really like the format of their blog. It is really organized and the mushrooms added on the post boxes is a compliment to the eye. I also like how much this blog fools around with their words, its interesting and keeps me sucked in to reading it.

The great part about this blog is that it has diversity, The posts they have fungus but not are strictly fungus they like to have fun with their posts. For example they replaced the Homer Simpson Geopets plant fur with hair like fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus. This fungus is pretty simple and grows on poop and other decaying matter. In other words its a perfect substitute for Homer Simpsons “hair”. That specific type of fungus is harmless and actually does not contain a cap at the top of the stem.They have sporangiophores specialized hypha bearing sporangia. These little spheres contain spores.

These posts are informative and helpful for someone looking for a good read. You will definitely learn a couple of things you didn't know about fungus if you check this blog out. A deadly Russula, rhabdomyolysis is what you get if you accidentally or purposefully eat that Deadly Russula. What it does is it breaks down muscle tissue, then the lungs and heart stop. The body will release myglobin, this causes kidney failure. Its first symptoms after ingestion are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other rather alarming symptoms This deadly Russula has been spotted in southeastern US, China, and Tiawan. This blog is definitely credible. The reason this blog is credible is because it has comments and its a university. Another reason this blog is credible is multiple people are on the blog who have great access to knowledge of fungus.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Healthy Start

All though a lot of mushrooms can kill you, they can also be very important to a healthy diet. Mushrooms are a great source for calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is very important because it helps strengthen bones and teeth while supporting the function to form blood clots when you get injured. Vitamin D is essential because it greatly helps our immune systems, bones, and intake of calcium. Along with tasting amazing mushrooms have several different types of textures; some can be leathery while others could resemble Styrofoam. Some can be really soft and have a tear like tough rubber.

Lactarius_indigo_48568_edit.jpgMushrooms can also be delicious. You can find them in all different sorts of foods...even ice cream. Most people put candy caps in ice cream because it has a maple syrup flavor. Another awesome feature of candy caps is if you let it dry correct, you can fill your entire estate with the sweet aroma of maple syrup. The fruiting body of a fungus is mistakenly seen as gross, in the form of decay or even death. Even though mushrooms are responsible for a lot of the decomposition of a great majority of the dead waste on planet earth, they are still seen as ugly.

In all reality mushrooms can be pretty or colorful. Like the Indigo milk cap (Lactarius indigo) the entire mushroom is blue to blue-gray and has green stains when old or mature. This beauty can be found on the ground under pine and oak in Arizona and possibly New Mexico. It is not very common in the United States. But according to all the rain promises and more it is tasty as well as colorful. Here is a great recipe to get you started on a healthy diet with mushrooms!