Sunday, April 12, 2020

BBC The Magic of Mushrooms (2014)

From this documentary I learned few new things. And after reading few books on mushrooms I am still happy I can manage to find new information. There is a fungus, Pilobolus crystallinus (commonly known as "hat thrower") that can eject the spores with the acceleration equal of 20k G. The oyster mushroom can form tiny loopholes out of their filaments to catch the tiny worms living in the soil to get to the dose of the Nitrogen (saprotrophic nutrition). I learned how to spot ash dieback disease, caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus too.