What is mycelium. mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a network of thread-like filaments also known as hyphae. ( ape mushrooms )
Do all fungi form mycelium. do all mycelium form mushrooms. how does mycelium form. what are the functions of mycelium, how do i know about mycelium pinning or forming mushrooms,
Fungi can be multicellular or unicellular most fungi are multicellular and have two stages, vegetative and reproductive. The vegetative stage is a period of intensive growth where mycelium seeks out and absorbs nutrients. Then it enters a reproductive phase by forming fruiting bodies that release vast quantities of spores fungi. They may produce asexually. by fragmentation,. budding or producing spores .Do all mycelium form mushrooms, not all mycelium forming fungi produce mushrooms. a fungus’s fleshy spore bearing fruiting body
Fungi that produce mushrooms are primarily members of the phylum’s ascomycota or basidiomycota. How does mycelium form for fungi that reproduce from spores. Mycelium formation is initiated by spore germination, when spore germinates it produces a short initial hypha called a germ tube. The germ tube expands in branches then each branch forms new units and so on. The mycelium which is mass of branches of hyphae eventually assumes a circular form by repeated branching.
what are the functions of mycelium. Mycelium has three main functions, it seeks out the food source. It secretes enzymes to break down the food source. Then it distributes the nutrients around the colony and eventually to the growing fruiting body. To understand the functions of mycelium think of it as the root system of a plant, like plant roots the mycelium anchors the mushroom. They also absorbs water and minerals, conducts these to the fruiting body and stores reserved nutrients. ape mushroom
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How do i know about mycelium pinning mycelium: Pinning reflects a multi-stage development of mushroom producing fungi primarily a primordium. Sometimes referred to as a pinhead is the earliest identifiable stage of development of a fungus fruiting body. Usually pins start to form on the 28th day after spore inoculation. However this varies depending on the species of fungi and conditions. For example substrate type of level humidity and temperature as a recap. Not all fungi formed mycelium and not all mycelium produce mushrooms. Also mycelium functions like plant roots to seek out and distribute nutrients. Lastly mycelium pinning is characterized by the emergence of white circular pins.
what if there was a mushroom we could grow like this that could help cure alzheimer’s and dementia. Or one that could improve athletic performance or for sleeping better. Or to take so you don’t get sick so often the list of benefits from mushrooms is long.
Medicinal Mushrooms ( Next Gen Medeical Mushroom species)
This piece is based on research from experts, scientists and experiments on mushrooms. Heres a list of medicinal mushrooms that will really improve your health. There’s a lot of science that goes into it so let’s start with lion’s mane. This is the mushroom that got me most excited about medicinal mushrooms. It’s a wonderful meat substitute and really a delicacy yet it is rare to find in a grocery store. In part because the shelf life just isn’t that great. it’s known as the brain boosting mushroom.
It has been found that taking lion’s mane mushrooms helps repair the myelin sheath that is found in the nerves of the brain and spinal cord. Two compounds in this mushroom help promote nerve growth. Factor inside the brain something that if we lack can lead to alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s also helpful for people recovering from brain and spinal cord injuries. Its very easy to grow and unlike other mushrooms the spores fall from these long spikes that grow out of the mushroom. It’s incredible now if you’re looking for them out in the natural world they are around.
They grow naturally but they may be a little bit more difficult to find. however ape mushrooms are easy to find.
turkey tail mushroom.
turkey tail now turkey tail is an amazing little mushroom. This is a wildly common mushroom throughout north america, in the eastern forest in fact a lot of mushroom growers see them as weeds. This mushroom is a polypore mushroom. this mushroom has been used in ancient Asian medicine for centuries and now it’s one of the most well documented and researched medicinal mushrooms. A majority of the studies look at turkey tail for treating various forms of cancer it’s also been shown to have anti-microbial properties anti-diabetic effects and improves gut health. all of that in addition to being a support for strong immune health. ape mushroom
this is the number one product taken for cancer treatment in japan. It’s a polysaccharide that’s derived from turkey tail mushrooms and ape mushrooms. The great thing is that it has little to no side effects compared to a lot of drugs people take . The only known side effect for this is the slight yellowing of the fingernails that goes away. I could live with that turkey tail, its a great wonderful little mushroom and i used to just pass by them .
“Zombie fungus of the insect world” cordyceps. These are ants that have tracked through a mold called a cordyceps. It drills a hole in its armor then it thread up to the muscles, the nerves and into the brain. It’ll steer the ant around like a remote control, it never goes home again never. It secretes a toxin then kills the ant, a little structure called a cordyceps pops out the ant’s brain. I use to think they were tropical i thought they were in other places but this is .
Cordyceps is a genus of fungi ( ape mushrooms) that infect insects and humans have been using it for performance enhancement. cordyceps sinensis is the most expensive fungi in the world growing from the heads of caterpillars in nepal china and tibet . it believed to have some healing powers, theyre claming it heals illnesses like chronic pain others, Which by the way would be way too expensive for most normal people to take luckily for us places like mushroom mountain .
Research has found ways to grow a related species cordyceps milotarus. It doesn’t have to grow on insects. They grow it in plastic containers, they can harvest them affordably and package them in various tinctures. That means we can now affordably gain the benefits including immune health cardiovascular fitness and exercise performance workouts . Research shows that there might be an acute effect if you take a large dose you, might have a benefit. Do it for a week you might have some benefits, at the three week mark is when your performance metrics changes. ape mushrooms
The beneficial compounds that are inside of chaga depends on the relationship between the fungus and the tree because chaga is just a hardened mass of mycelium and birchwood. The compounds that it produces when it grows on Birchwood, one of them is called betulin. This is actually a super important compound and betulin comes from birch so if you just grew chaga by itself or grew the mycelium out on grain or something like that it wouldn’t contain that petulant.
So wild harvested chaga that grows on birch is actually important for the beneficial compounds that are inside of chaga. The other interesting thing about chaga is it’s a super powerful antioxidant, it is one of the most highest concentration antioxidants of any of the natural products. A lot of people use chaga for its digestive benefits, for skin health, for an antioxidant boost and for immune support. it’s a super powerful mushroom as long as it’s properly wild harvested. it also needs to be properly extracted.
reishi ( king of mushrooms )
reishi sometimes called rishi, it is known as the king of mushrooms. reishi is known for helping people sleep well. Doctors prescribes it in sleep mix to help people relax. Reishi the king of mushrooms rounds out my list of top medical mushrooms with lion’s mane, turkey tail, cordyceps and chaga. They’re very powerful and they’re also safe and easy to use. Others might include maitake mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, oysters mushrooms, enoki or agaricon mushrooms.
worth noting very briefly what these mushrooms all share they all have polysaccharides known as beta glucans. Simply put they’re found in the cell walls of mushrooms, they’re hard and often don’t break down. its very important to always cook mushrooms never eat raw mushrooms because they’re not good for you. The mushrooms are composed of chitin so it’s like you’re eating a chemical component identical to what’s in a crab shell. If you eat a raw mushroom its passing through you, if you cook a mushroom you’re actually getting access. Your body can access the protein and the medicinal properties.
The beta glucans are what give the mushroom its immunoregulatory properties, what that means is it helps increase your immune cells to fight infections. At the same time it can regulate back if you start to have an adverse immune overreaction. This means you can regulate up or down at the same time. Trippy mushroom drawings