Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Weirdly disturbing biology, part II: mushrooms in the snake-plant pot.

These seem to have popped up overnight. (Yes, I must be overwatering.) I don't normally find botany disgusting, but things like this inexplicably give me the shivery-jivvers.

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  1. I guess it shows how robust funguses are.

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    1. It's that robustness that scares me a little. It's unstoppable!

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  2. Last year, some of them popped up alongside my potted palm, only they were pale green! Kinda pretty, but a little creepy, too. After I pulled them out the first time, the tenacious little buggers came back, but the second time of pulling them out did the trick. I haven't seen them since.

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    1. Well, at least it's not just me! Pale green — never heard of green mushrooms. Gosh.

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  3. I have always found mushrooms to be oddly fascinating. And tasty :)

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    1. I love them, too, but ever since I reported on people who got poisoned on a mushroom-foraging hunt, I've been skeeved out by wild ones. We went mushroom foraging with some friends, and even after doing loads of research on safe ones, I ended up dumping the lot. I was just too scared to eat them.

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