Questions tagged [mushrooms]

Mushrooms are the fleshy fruiting bodies of a fungus, which bear spores for reproduction. Includes mushrooms with a stem and cap as well as any fruiting body, such as truffles or jelly fungus.

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Will oyster mushrooms eat cooking oil?

I know oysters will eat engine oil, but cooking oil is a different type of chemical so is there any use in adding it to the substrate for growing mycelium?
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Will oyster mushrooms eat my cupboard? [closed]

I'm incubating oyster mycelium in a cupboard. When the fruiting bodies come, and they sporulate, will that endanger the cupboard itself ?
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Best way to grow Lion's Mane mushrooms?

I want to have success with Lion's Mane. I tried Oak logs some years ago and got nothing. I need info on using wood pellets and plastic bags (I have a large basement). This sounds like a faster way ...
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How competitive is the oyster mycelium mushroom?

I keep reading that oyster mycelium, once it has grown some, will out-compete other organisms. To what degree is this true? Will it eventually push out green mold?
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What mushrooms can I grow on kitchen waste?

I've got a box where kitchen waste, old pasta, lettuce etc, goes for composting. If I could grow mushrooms on it I'd try that so are there any that would ?
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I got green mold in my oyster mushroom bag, what to do?

I'm growing oyster mushrooms in a plastic bag on sterilized cardboard and coffee grinds. I was quite stringent with cleanliness at set up, and it's been OK for a couple of weeks, but now there are ...
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What are these tiny animals on my oyster mushrooms?

Pleurotus ostreatus infested with tiny gnats. I can see them with my loupe but too hard to photograph even though I said cheese! They have prominent attenae, and segmented bodies - but I guess that ...
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Grow oyster mushrooms in vacuum cleaner bags?

I'm giving oyster mushrooms a go, growing in coffee grinds in a plastic bag. Having an air filter in a bag, like the ones in purpose made mushroom bags, is a recommended technique. What if I used a ...
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Mushroom growing, when to harvest champignons?

I am having a small experimental box with brown champignons in my basement. It already had two great waves of mushrooms, but it seems I waited too long because they all were opened up already. When I ...
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Fungi by a passiflora plant - identification

These little mushrooms appeared overnight in my garden (located in the Mediterranean region). I was wondering if anyone could help identify what they are. Closest species I got to was Mycena ...
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What is this mushroom?

This thing just popped up appeared near my bush roses. It looks like, well... Credit card size shown for reference -- so it's probably 10cm long tall and 1.5 cm wide at the shaft base. Geography = ...
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What is that yellow stuff growing next to my pineapple

It wasn't there yesterday and I don't know what it is. I have no idea of what it could be.
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Identify mushroom found at the base of a red fir stump [closed]

I found this mushroom at the base of a red fir stump at around 7000' (2100 m) above sea level. It is light brown with white markings.
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What is this small white mushroom with textured tops found in Israel?

These small white mushrooms started growing in a small pot. The location is Israel, on a higher floor in the building. Is this Amanita smithiana ?
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What is this mushroom and is it dangerous for my dog?

I found this giant mushroom in my boyfriend's yard. I found it concerning and I don't know if it is dangerous or not. We have a dog and I'm afraid she will eat it. Does anyone know what type of ...
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Is Plant Still Safe to Eat If Mysterious Mushroom Grew in the Same Planter?

Two days ago I noticed a mysterious and short-lived mushroom in my planter that is housing a flowering "Carnival Blend" bell pepper plant. Yesterday it looked like this: Today the mushroom is dead ...
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What are these fungi growing next to my cucumber plant?

I believe I am having mushrooms growing with my cucumbers. What are they?
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What kind of mushroom is this?

I found this in my garden: What type of mushroom is it? What is that ink-like substance? Does it affect in some way to the other plants?
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What is mushroom compost, exactly?

I just bought 25L of a product labelled: Organic Mushroom Compost. I know what I'm going to use it for, but am curious about the name. Today alone, I've read (and been given/told) at least 3 ...
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How can I automatically water my mushrooms?

I am growing mushrooms indoors on coffee waste, and I am trying to find a DIY system to water them automatically. Basically, the reasons why it is different than watering plants are: - You don't know ...
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Are these mushrooms poisonous and how can I get rid of them?

There is a cluster of these in a shady part of the garden. I'm wondering if they're poisonous or how I can remove them. I'm in Ireland if that helps.
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Are mushrooms growing naturally in your garden a sign of good soil health?

I noticed that in my "wild" community garden plot I have small mushrooms growing in my garden, but I don't know what type they are. Is this a sign of good soil health?
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Mushrooms instead of tomatoes

Two months ago, we sowed tomatoes and tomato seeds in a big pot. We watered them daily. Yesterday, instead of tomatoes, white mushrooms suddenly appeared in the pot. What happened? And what should we ...
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Is it good or bad to have mushrooms growing in the soil of my fruit tree?

As you can see I have mushrooms in my soil. Are they bad? Are they going to cause root rot in my plants? Also, are the mushrooms infectious through the air? It's my testing soil. I plant different ...
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Am I on the right path to growing these Oyster Mushrooms properly?

I started collecting coffee grounds over a week, kept it moist. Before adding the starter, I microwaved the damp coffee grounds in the hope of killing off anything dormant. After adding the starter ...
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What kind of mushroom is this and should I get rid of it?

We got a lot of rain in Austin over the last few days and now there are mushrooms popping up all over my vegetable garden. The garden bed is raised and only about two weeks old. I'm worried the ...
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Is this mushroom going to make my black radish taste weird or be poisonous?

It is still cold nowadays (mid-April) in east-France, so I started my vegetables inside a winter garden. I planted some tomatoes seeds in a large pot of mine, which I had previously filled with ...
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What should I do with these mushrooms in my yard?

I have some mushrooms showing up around my landscape. Do I just remove them like any other weed or do I need to do anything special?
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What is a saprotrophic mushroom?

I was reading a post about a Yucca having one these mushrooms grow on it. The OP mentioned that the Yucca appeared to be on its way out after discovering the mushroom. What do these mushrooms do ...
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Can Oyster mushrooms grow on a Yucca tree?

I am not certain of the exact species of this Yucca (Maybe Yucca Guatemalensis?) But there are several of these trees growing in the front yards of several homes in a co-workers neighborhood in the ...
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What is this tan-coloured cup-shaped mushroom found in northwestern UK? [duplicate]

I found this tan-coloured cup-shaped mushroom growing in my back garden on the concrete behind the bin. I'm in the northwestern UK and it's been very wet here recently. What is this mushroom? Is it ...
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What is this 'bleeding' mushroom?

I photographed this weird looking fungus growing out of an open cut in a tree (not sure what type of tree it was) on my parent's property last weekend in central Texas after some heavy rain. The ...
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What are these curly mushroom-like growths in my mulch?

In one area of the garden in the house I bought couple of months back, we have mulch and recently we are seeing the following. Not sure if this is a mushroom or not. My current guess is that the mulch ...
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Are these mushrooms dangerous to my scallions?

I am growing scallions (and eating them). This morning I noticed two mushrooms (which I think grew last night) among them. The following questions arise: Is this bad for my scallions? Is it dangerous ...
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Why and how are mushrooms growing in my indoor house plant soil?

Every day I check my peace lily to see if it needs watering, and now there are two mushrooms growing in the pot! Please let me know why & how they are growing there and what I should do with them.
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How do I cultivate mushrooms in a home environment?

I'm a housewife, and I intend to cultivate mushrooms. I've heard that they can be cultivated and grown indoors without much time spent on them, as an amateur in a home environment. Can someone please ...
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What plants grow in my bathroom? ☣

Today I investigated threads hanging from the ceiling in my bathroom, each ca. 5cm long. They started appearing in the weeks after a recent water damage in an apartment above. At first I thought they ...
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My wife and I recently took down a tree in our backyard in an area that is mostly moist all year round and has no direct sunlight. We have since put lots of gravel over the area. Although the area ...
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Should I remove brown, cap-shaped Birch Polypore mushrooms from my tree?

I learned from this question that my birch tree is infested with Birch Polypore mushrooms. For two reasons, I'm wondering if I should remove them. First, even though they grow because the tree is ...
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What are these brown, cap-shaped mushrooms on my birch tree?

I live in Massachusetts and have several birch trees in my yard. One of them has brown, cap-shaped mushrooms growing in groups up and down the trunk. As you can see, the tree has a big crack in the ...
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What are these mushrooms growing in the mulch around my orange tree

I have 2 or 3 types of mushrooms growing in the mulch around my orange tree near Houston, Texas (UDSA Zone 9a). What are they? The the last picture is actually 3 clustered, I haven't pulled it up yet ...
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What is this large orange mushroom found in lodgepole pine forest in Oregon's high desert?

This mushroom grows in Oregon's high desert in lodgepole pine forest. It is big, 4-6" high and wide. Bright orange with yellow meat. Definitely a parasol type.
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What are these mushrooms?

Mushroom #1: Mushroom #2: Mushroom #1: Mushroom #2: Mushroom #2: Mushroom #1: Lower left is #2 and center, upper right is #1: I have tried and tried over the internet to find out what these ...
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What are these mushrooms growing in the shade in Houston, Texas?

What kind of Mushrooms are these? I found them growing in my yard near Houston, Texas (UDSA Zone 9a). Click on any picture for full size
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What kind of mushrooms are these?

I've noticed these mushrooms growing in my backyard today. They are likely thriving on dead grass that my lawnmower has been leaving behind. Can anyone identify them? I am located in the Houston, ...
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Mushrooms in the grass

I live in Phoenix, AZ and had some grass (sod) laid in the yard 3 weeks ago. Now, each day, clumps of mushrooms are now popping up all over the lawn. How did the mushrooms get in there? How can I ...
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An unexpected brown-violet mushroom in my garden

My grandma is a great fan of mushrooms and knows quite a lot about them. About 10 years ago, she started throwing out mushroom remnants in one special place, in order to grow her own mushrooms. In ...
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Why are mushrooms growing from the base of my potted avocado tree?

My avocado tree was doing fine, until I noticed it begin to wilt, although her sister was doing fine. I didn't know what fertilizers to give it first, but later I noticed mushrooms growing at its ...
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What kind of plant/mushroom is this?

Two days ago I noticed this thing growing semi-covered in my garden near a grapevine: As you can see, it was light purpalish - light pinkish kind of colour. On touch it was a bit soft, and the ...
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Will Chanterelle mushrooms grow under shrubs in my yard?

I would like to grow some Chanterelle mushrooms (Cantharellus cibarius) under some shrubs in my yard. Will they grow in the narrow space between the shrubs?