Oh- There's More!

  • Caterpillar Fungus was credited for the success of women athletes at the National Games in Beijing in 1993! Three of the Chinese track runners set new world records!
  • Chinese people used to think that the fungus was actually a worm!
  • People give Caterpillar Fungus as gifts, and it's not like giving someone coal, they are valuable gifts!
  • The fruiting body is up to 4 inches long and half a centimeter wide! They aren't your typical mushroom shape, either. They're usually curved and club shaped.
  • It also seems to act like an antioxidant in the body.
  • It is also referred to as yartsa gunbu in Tibetan.
  • In Chinese, it is often abbreviated as chong cao.
  • Kids are taken with to help hunt for caterpillar fungus, because they are closer to the ground with better eye sight!
  • People spend hours daily searching for this specimen!
  • Other interesting information looks to be at this site.






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