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FungusFun.com is designed to be online community where people with Mycological interests can communicate and exchange ideas and opinions. We also hope to collect a wealth of information for those who need it. For this we need your help. If you have some content that you would like to share with the fellow members, please post it.
Incredible Mushroom Cupcakes
- Created on Saturday, 02 November 2013 06:11
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Here's one of the most interesting cupcake recipes I've seen:
The Vancouver Mycological Society's 34rd Annual MUSHROOM SHOW
- Created on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 04:24
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When: October 27, 2013 Sunday
When: 11am – 4pm
Where: Vandusen Botanical Garden, Floral Hall, West 37th and Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Why: Fungal Fun! The show provides displays of identified mushrooms and other fungi, with their edible, poisonous or dubious status. Also we have displays, speakers, slide shows, books and roving experts on cultivation, preservation, gourmet cooking, medicinal use, hunting, ecology, and cultural use. Bring your own specimens for identification!
How: Admission $3.00, children under 12 free. Wheelchair accessible.
The Fire Morel and Fire Morel Hunting
- Created on Friday, 25 February 2011 12:56
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Every year thousands of people search out black morels (Morchella elata) in areas scorched by wildfires. For reasons not yet understood, black morels will grow in massive quantities the year after an area has been hit by a forest fire. Because of the massive quantities of mushrooms these burns can create, it has made fire morel (aka: burn morel) hunting a commercial enterprise where pickers can make up to $20 pound.
Fire morels are sold to distributors and restaurants all over the world, with the bulk going to restaurants in Europe and North America. Europeans consider the fire morel a delicacy and will pay top dollar for them.
Professional Mushroom Hunter holding a Large Fire Morel
Black Morel (Morchella elata)
- Created on Friday, 25 February 2011 12:44
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The Black Morel is one of the strangest looking and sought after mushrooms in the world.
Morchella elata is a gourmet mushroom used in many recipes by both individuals and high-end restaurants. Because of this and the fact that morels are very difficult to cultivate, they are one of the few mushrooms that is hunted commercially.
Black Morel Found in British Columbia, Canada
Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)
- Created on Friday, 25 February 2011 02:30
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Amanita muscaria is one of the most recognized mushrooms in the world, frequently photographed and illustrated, it’s the typical mushroom seen in fairy tale books and movies. It gets its common name “Fly agaric” from being used as an insecticide by being mixed in with a bowl of milk to kill flies.
Amanita muscaria is generally considered both a poisonous mushroom and “magic mushroom”, as it can contain chemicals that cause psychoactive effects when ingested.
Amanita muscaria photographed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada