Caution Chlorophyllum molybdites present


Fun Facts 

The How To: removing mushrooms for safety

Hopefully by now you understand that these mushrooms should not be eaten because of their poisonous affects on ourselves and our lovely furry pets. So here are some tips to help manage these mushrooms in your backyard.

Tip 1: As mentioned before in the reproduction page, the visible part of the fungi is the mushroom, which is in charge of producing spores to carry on the lineage of this noble fungi. So just plucking off the mushroom doesn't kill the whole fungi. The majority of the fungi lives underground and cannot be seen. It would be very impractical to try and dig up the whole area and would probably end up sending more spores flying through the air.

Tip 2: Remember those fairies that create fairy rings? If you increase fertilizer and irrigation it can help to increase the growth of the grass instead of the mushrooms.

Tip 3: Some claim nitrogen fertilizer can be used to help minimize the growth of the mushrooms. You can go to any garden center and just look for fertilizers with high nitrogen contents to do the job.


Why to love fungi (if you don't already)

1. Many are edible (not C.molybdites) and are a great addition to many dishes all over the world.

2. Some types of fungi are responsible for producing beer by fungal fermentation. Archaeologists have determined people have been consuming this for at least 25,000 years!

3. The CO2 produced from fungi fermentation are also responsible for making bread rise!

4. Fungi save lives. Medical drugs have been made from fungi, such as penicillin and other antibiotics (if this reason doesn't get you to appreciate fungi, then there is no hope for you).


Some Jokes for The Fun-Guys

A mushroom walks into a bar and sits down to order a drink. The bartender walks over and says, "I'm sorry sir, but we don't serve your kind here." The mushroom sits back and asks, "Why not? I'm a fungi!"

Q: Why did the mushroom go to the party?
A: Because he was a fungi.

 Q: Why did the fungus leave the party?
A: There wasn't mushroom.












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