86: A Fungus Among Us

86: A Fungus Among Us

 
 
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Bad dad mushroom jokes, a “bleeding” mushroom, the world’s largest organism, and so many fungus facts! That little brown mushroom on your pizza has fungal cousins that are more unexpectedly interesting than you would have thought.

Bioluminescent Jack-O-Lantern Mushroom
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Ant infected with the cordyceps fungus.
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Bleeding Tooth Fungus
Bleeding Tooth Fungus

Image: Hydnellum peckii – Young specimen – Bellamonte (TN), Italy – 17/08/2005 – personal photo – B.Baldassari

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Mushrooms, Armillaria Ostoyae, Armillaria Solidipes

Business Insider Largest Living Organism

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