ALSO THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE EVENT ITS A REVELATION FROM THE EVENT
...so do not tell me there is already another thread on this
...this would be more so about recognizing nature and using it to our advantage....and also our inability to recognize how natural system
Sorry, I am only here to actually discuss Nature's Guiding Hand...and you caught me I am jokingly putting that "alien morgellons" in the title to
attract the fringers....feel free to add ideas of your own if the Morgellon alien stuff actually seem sensible to you...BUT I am not going to be of
much help lol
For those of you not aware of the idea...BIOMIMICRY is a guiding light in our struggle for our own survival...
I will put it out here as I always do, and you will take it or leave it...wiki mycelium
*******USES>>>>One of the primary roles of fungi in an ecosystem is to decompose organic compounds. Petroleum products and pesticides that can be
contaminants of soil are organic molecules. Therefore, fungi should have potential to remove such pollutants from the soil environment, a process
known as bioremediation.
Mycelial mats have been suggested (see Paul Stamets) as having potential as biological filters, removing chemicals and microorganisms from soil and
water. The use of fungal mycelia to accomplish this has been termed "mycofiltration".
Knowledge of the relationship between mycorrhizal fungi and plants suggests new ways to improve crop yields.
When spread on logging roads, mycelium can act as a binder, holding new soil in place and preventing washouts until woody plants can be
Mycelium has been used to bind agricultural by-products to form products dubbed Greensulate and Ecocradle, which are alternatives to plastic styrofoam
for packaging and insulation. Two inventors, Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre, and their company Ecovative Design LLC, developed the method to manipulate
a network of mycelia into desirable shapes, with properties comparable to its plastic counterpart. The invention has won two awards and is now in use
commercially by Steelcase as packaging for furniture. This use of mycelium has been discussed in Time Magazine, Popular Science and other media, as
well as being the subject of a TED Talk "Are Mushrooms the New Plastic?" by Eben Bayer.
Mycelium is also used to produce mycoprotein involved in the production of Quorn, a meat substitute for vegetarians.
If someone can host this picture to the thread it would help...but for now...the web...or roots...
lil more of wiki...but please follow the link for more....
Mycelium (plural mycelia) is the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae. The mass of hyphae is sometimes
called shiro, especially within the fairy ring fungi. Fungal colonies composed of mycelia are found in soil and on or within many other substrates. A
typical single spore germinates into a homokaryotic mycelium, which cannot reproduce sexually; when two compatible homokaryotic mycelia join and form
a dikaryotic mycelium, that mycelium may form fruiting bodies such as mushrooms. A mycelium may be minute, forming a colony that is too small to see,
or it may be extensive:
Is this the largest organism in the world? This 2,400-acre (9.7 km2) site in eastern Oregon had a contiguous growth of mycelium before logging
roads cut through it. Estimated at 1,665 football fields in size and 2,200 years old, this one fungus has killed the forest above it several times
over, and in so doing has built deeper soil layers that allow the growth of ever-larger stands of trees. Mushroom-forming forest fungi are unique in
that their mycelial mats can achieve such massive proportions.
—Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running
It is through the mycelium that a fungus absorbs nutrients from its environment. It does this in a two-stage process. First, the hyphae secrete
enzymes onto or into the food source, which break down biological polymers into smaller units such as monomers. These monomers are then absorbed into
the mycelium by facilitated diffusion and active transport.
Mycelium is vital in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems for its role in the decomposition of plant material. It contributes to the organic fraction of
soil, and its growth releases carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere. The mycelium of mycorrhizal fungi increases the efficiency of water and
nutrient absorption of most plants and confers resistance to some plant pathogens. Mycelium is an important food source for many soil
I bet I can tell you what strain it is too.....but that would be too easy...
The mushrooms are the lords of the underworld and govern death and decomposition...i know many of you will not get this...but there are many that
will...and to them I am speaking...
The pheonix rises...I might be wrong...this is only one OPINION....and you may take it or leave it...but please act with respect either way
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