|Welcome to the Cold Creek world of mushrooms. We have included a number of illustrations from the MOSAiC article and a collection of educational videos. Below you can watch mushrooms grow, listen to Taylor Lockwood discuss field collection and learn how to grow mushrooms.|
|Time Lapse of Mushrooms Growing.
A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. Like all fungi, mushrooms are not plants and do not undergo photosynthesis. The standard for the name “mushroom” is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus; hence the word “mushroom” is most often applied to those fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem (stipe), a cap (pileus), and gills (lamellae, sing. lamella) or pores on the underside of the cap. “Mushroom” describes a variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems, and the term is used even more generally, to describe both the fleshy fruiting bodies of some Ascomycota and the woody or leathery fruiting bodies of some Basidiomycota, depending upon the context of the word. Forms deviating from the standard morphology usually have more specific names, such as “puffball”, “stinkhorn”, and “morel”, and gilled mushrooms themselves are often called “agarics” in reference to their similarity to Agaricus or their place Agaricales. By extension, the term “mushroom” can also designate the entire fungus when in culture; the thallus (called a mycelium) of species forming the fruiting bodies called mushrooms; or the species itself.
|The Good, Bad and the DeadlyTaylor F. Lockwood|
|Take a spore print with biologist and amateur mycologist Katja Schulz|
|How Cistercian monks at Mepkin Abbey produce their world famous oyster mushrooms.|
|Grow Mushrooms at home.|
|201208-KingMosaic-Page-17.pdf||King MOSAiC article Fall 2012 – p17by Gordon Craig|