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  • #61
    Re: Mushrooms

    Originally posted by Supernova Nebula View Post
    lol that's not for me actually. I have no time yet for this hobby, usually i get my mushrooms from Tesco or the uni market. I m a fan of mushrooms i just read that magic mushrooms are poisonous?here in teh UK i observe, white button mushrooms are popular and you can find them at any grocery stores, cos they suit the weather, so they are very cheap here but exotic mushrooms like oyster are quite expensive. White button mushrooms are so delicious as cream of mushroom soup or pizza topping or as you like, in your stir fry vegetables. I always have white button mushrooms in my pasta sauce. yum yum.
    Well the price also has to do with what they are grown on. The white button mushrooms and portebellos are grown on dung while exotics like oysters and ****akes are grown on wood substrates. Most will grow in the UK's climate and they do in the wild, you just have to know what to look for :D
    The cool weather without extremes and high humidity are ideal for most mushrooms that like to fruit when the temps are between 60-75 F
    I took the road less traveled...where the heck am I? :scratch:

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    • #62
      Re: Mushrooms

      Originally posted by Te'oma View Post
      Well the price also has to do with what they are grown on. The white button mushrooms and portebellos are grown on dung while exotics like oysters and ****akes are grown on wood substrates. Most will grow in the UK's climate and they do in the wild, you just have to know what to look for :D
      The cool weather without extremes and high humidity are ideal for most mushrooms that like to fruit when the temps are between 60-75 F
      Youre not serious right?:shock:

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      • #63
        Re: Mushrooms

        Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
        do red mushrooms with white spots actually exist?
        Those are aminita muscarias and yes they do exist. In small doses, they are hallucinogenic and in larger doses, they are a liver transpant if you are lucky. The problem with them is that they contain muscarine and ibotenic acid. Muscarine is toxic while ibotenic acid is a mind altering drug. They used to be used by several shamanic cultures and early European christians to recieve visions from God. There is some speculation amongst ethnomycologists that the book of revelations was the result of these mushrooms because the sect that John the revelator was from was known to use them indirectly.
        I took the road less traveled...where the heck am I? :scratch:

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        • #64
          Re: Mushrooms

          Originally posted by Supernova Nebula View Post
          Youre not serious right?:shock:
          Serious about what? White mushrooms being coprophiles? All of the agaricus mushrooms are dung lovers
          I took the road less traveled...where the heck am I? :scratch:

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          • #65
            Re: Mushrooms

            Originally posted by Te'oma View Post
            Serious about what? White mushrooms being coprophiles? All of the agaricus mushrooms are dung lovers
            :S

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            • #66
              Re: Mushrooms

              LOL it's ok. In commercial operations, the dung is pasteurized. The mushrooms feed off of undigested cellulose, sugars and another fungus called actinomyces. So long as you wash them before you eat them, they are fine and good for you. Mushrooms are the perfect food...high in protein, vitamins and 0 fat. If you think about it...every plant feeds off of dung or the corpses of other plants as they decay.
              I took the road less traveled...where the heck am I? :scratch:

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              • #67
                Re: Mushrooms

                Originally posted by Te'oma View Post
                Serious about what? White mushrooms being coprophiles? All of the agaricus mushrooms are dung lovers
                eek, I was told by an Indian friend that in hindi the the word for mushroom quite literally means 'where the dog excretes'. So, naturally only the lower castes eat it :D
                ...sermons from this minbar come with tongue planted quite firmly in cheek.


                "Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need -
                a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends,
                worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you,
                a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear,
                and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing."

                -- Jerome K. Jerome
                (Three Men in a Boat)

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                • #68
                  Re: Mushrooms

                  Originally posted by Te'oma View Post
                  LOL it's ok. In commercial operations, the dung is pasteurized. The mushrooms feed off of undigested cellulose, sugars and another fungus called actinomyces. So long as you wash them before you eat them, they are fine and good for you. Mushrooms are the perfect food...high in protein, vitamins and 0 fat. If you think about it...every plant feeds off of dung or the corpses of other plants as they decay.
                  how come u know alot about mushrooms? do u grow them at home?:D

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                  • #69
                    Re: Mushrooms

                    Originally posted by Supernova Nebula View Post
                    how come u know alot about mushrooms? do u grow them at home?:D
                    I fell in love with mycology in high school :D It's absolutely amazing how they grow. Mushrooms are more like animals then they are plants :D
                    I took the road less traveled...where the heck am I? :scratch:

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                    • #70
                      Re: Mushrooms

                      Originally posted by Joha View Post
                      eek, I was told by an Indian friend that in hindi the the word for mushroom quite literally means 'where the dog excretes'. So, naturally only the lower castes eat it :D
                      well I doubt that they would grow on dog dung...elephant dung yes...I've used it before :D
                      This is a classic case of the opper crust missing out on something that is absolutely great for them. Ethnomycologists also surmise that the mana that fed the Israelites was in fact mushrooms and from the descriptions of how they would appear every morning but if they left them or tried to store them they would dissolve leads some to believe that these were probably in the coprinus family. Something like a shaggy mane which must be cooked within a few hours of being picked or they turn to slime. If you find a bunch and pick them all, the next morning there will be all new ones
                      I took the road less traveled...where the heck am I? :scratch:

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                      • #71
                        Re: Mushrooms

                        Originally posted by Te'oma View Post
                        I fell in love with mycology in high school :D It's absolutely amazing how they grow. Mushrooms are more like animals then they are plants :D
                        you know akhi, u should grow mushroom, its a big good bissness i think, u can make good money:D and when I go there visit you and your family,i can eat lots and lots of organic mushrooms:D

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                        • #72
                          Re: Mushrooms

                          I have thought about it but here in Canada, there are marketing boards that you have to comply with. The government, in it's infinate wisdom, agreed that it wasn't qualified to regulate the business so they allow the 2 biggest corporations to regulate it. The end result is that you wind up going out of business because they impose expensive regulations on small businesses that they themselves don't have to comply with. Basically, you can grow them for yourself but the second that you start growing them for public consumption, you have to have your facilities inspected and the costs are so high to comply that if everything goes perfect, you are making pennies a pound. To make a living at it, you need huge dollars to invest and when you do that, the corporations just flood the market and drive the price down.
                          I knew one guy that tried getting a small operation going selling sh1take mushrooms locally to restaurants. His production was only 300 to 400 lbs a month which was feasible for him at $8 a pound. Moneys mushrooms(the biggest corporation in BC) flooded the local market here and the price dropped to $2/lb and put him out of business. It's these kind of dirty tricks that stop me from doing it.
                          The mushroom business here in BC is run by Rich hindus and they don't like any competition.
                          I took the road less traveled...where the heck am I? :scratch:

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                          • #73
                            Re: Mushrooms

                            i am a fan of mushroom myself. mushrooms are quite expensive here in scotland.
                            الصلوۃ والسلام علیک یا سیدی یارسول اللہ

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Te'oma View Post
                              I have thought about it but here in Canada, there are marketing boards that you have to comply with. The government, in it's infinate wisdom, agreed that it wasn't qualified to regulate the business so they allow the 2 biggest corporations to regulate it. The end result is that you wind up going out of business because they impose expensive regulations on small businesses that they themselves don't have to comply with. Basically, you can grow them for yourself but the second that you start growing them for public consumption, you have to have your facilities inspected and the costs are so high to comply that if everything goes perfect, you are making pennies a pound. To make a living at it, you need huge dollars to invest and when you do that, the corporations just flood the market and drive the price down.
                              I knew one guy that tried getting a small operation going selling sh1take mushrooms locally to restaurants. His production was only 300 to 400 lbs a month which was feasible for him at $8 a pound. Moneys mushrooms(the biggest corporation in BC) flooded the local market here and the price dropped to $2/lb and put him out of business. It's these kind of dirty tricks that stop me from doing it.
                              The mushroom business here in BC is run by Rich hindus and they don't like any competition.
                              Capitalism and cronysm are cruel, arent they?:(
                              Last edited by Supernova Nebula; 24-03-08, 09:54 PM.

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                              • #75
                                Re: Mushrooms

                                Originally posted by Supernova Nebula View Post
                                Capitalism and cronysm are cruel, arent they?:(
                                yes they are. Being in the tree business, I was making tons of woodchips a day that could have been used for growing mushrooms. 10 kg of deciduous wood makes 1 kg or better of mushrooms and what is left over after the mushroom has run it's course is excellent topsoil. It would be an excellent value added business for my business :(. Last year alone we hauled over 700 metric tonnes of wood chips to the landfill and that's just our company...there are several others that operate around here.
                                I took the road less traveled...where the heck am I? :scratch:

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