posted on Nov, 22 2015 @ 10:51 PM
a reply to: purplemer
It made me find out that I often times forget about gargantuan ancients. Its got my imagination in overdrive here.(sorry for the huge post)
Mushrooms are the situational and briefly lived reproductive phase of the fungi life-cycle. The other phases are much more hidden the less
biologically active the phase.
Was there a more constant global rainfall back then? Mycelium tends to wait for lengthily moist conditions beforeit switches gears and focuses on
In comparison to the longevity of trees, a mushroom lasts as long as a spark.
Anyway, it has become apparent to me that this was a time period of intense and rapid metabolization, where a very particular quality of soil was
formed, composed almost entirely out of decayed matter of fungi instead of plants and trees. Trees smell good when they rot, so earthy. But when
mushrooms decompose, its like rotting flesh!
If you ever messed around building compost piles and had a pile of just raw kitchen waste without incorporating it with other materials, the flies
move in quick and can spawn thousands of maggots in a little pile. Can you imagine the size of the flies and maggots that come with mushrooms
Now with the super-high frequency of mushrooms growing and decaying, they would be producing a very high amount of heat and humidity on the ground,
because there would have been goopy bubbling pools of rotten shroom yuck and maggot sludge.
I think the humidity would have been high enough to produce a constant vapor fog thick enough to block out most sunlight for most of the time...or
maybe it would have been seasonal.
If it weren't for this cycle to happen, trees would not have been able to come forward around the 380 million years ago mark.
22-11-2015 by Boomorangatangarang because: graphics