*ahh blushing!* thank you beautiful moonbeam.
Taking a mushrooms class really helps hehe.. but if that’s not an option I would definitely look into joining any local Mycological Societies. The best way to learn mushrooms is to see them a lot and have an expert to help you solidify your identifications.
Mykoweb is an amazing resource with hundreds of amazing photos and details on many species (especially those found in Western US though). And Mushroom Observer is an awesome site too, where people post up their findings and help each other with identification and stuff.
Edibility really varies. Psychedelics containing the good ol’ psilocin and psilocybin will stain/bruise blue ;)
Blue-bruising, dark spored, little brown mushrooms.. you know what that means .. Psychedelic Psilocybe! ;)
Mycology: The study of fungal biology
Radical Mycology: The theory and practice of using mushrooms and other fungi to create positive personal, societal, and ecological change.
This indiegogo isn’t live yet, but please check it out! This project looks pretty awesome.
Highlighted sections in the book include:
- Practical mushroom cultivation with ways to make your own tools and equipment, alternative & low-tech techniques, and using high tech methods on a small budget.
- Applications of fungi for perpetual food systems, permaculture, and land stewardship.
- The theory and practice of mycoremediation including step-by-step guides to training a mushroom to digest a given pollutant, disaster protocols, and an explanation of the chemistry involved in the process.
- Mycomanifestos and essays on the necessity of a Radical Mycology global movement.
- The relationship between mycology, community organizing, systems theory, mutual aid, and ecological and social justice work.
- How to start and run a successful community mushroom growing lab or group.
- The art of guerrilla mushrooming and the ethics of habitat rehabilitation.
- The history of entheogenic or psychedelic fungi in the formation of ancient and modern cultures and their modern importance for nourishing and enlightening the spirits of people today.
- Lichenology & the role of lichens as medicine, dyes, and indicators of air quality.
- Perpetuating fermented food cultures such as tempeh, miso, and Roquefort cheese.
- Cultivating mycorrhizal fungi to build soil, support plant life, and reduce fertilizer consumption.
- Biochar production and integration into fungal cultivation.
- Mycorrhizal cultivation and application for food and forest plant health.
- Age appropriate mycology lessons and projects for children.
- Medicinal mushroom processing.
- Ethnomycology and the utilitarian uses of fungi.
- Field guides to common and uncommon fungi.
- Hunting endangered mushrooms & lichens for forest protection.
- Using DIY biohacker tools for advanced mycological work.
- Edible mushroom recipes
- Insights into the modern subculture of mycogeeks and freaks.
- Fungal biology & ecology.
- Mushroomy games and jokes.
- Original art, charts, and diagrams.
- Much more!
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