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Matts inverts

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Hello. I came home from Texas to find this. I usually don’t care about mushrooms but I found this and I’m wondering if it’s safe or edible or if I’ll just get sick from it. I found it under cork that I posted asking about but there are a ton of lil ones in the soil now that are yellow.
 

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I put it back under the log because I don’t mind them but it is in my room so please tell me if it’s dangerous to be round
 

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I talked to my old ag teacher and he said not to worry bout the white stuff but he had no clue what the mushrooms are
 

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Looks like leucocoprinus birnbaumii. All mushrooms are harmless to look at or touch, but this one is poisonous if you eat it
 

Malum Argenteum

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Highly recommend against posting a photo on a completely topic-irrelevant forum to get an ID on the edibility of a wild fungus.

Someone will jump in here with a comment about snarky replies, but for Pete's sake anyway.
 

Matts inverts

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Highly recommend against posting a photo on a completely topic-irrelevant forum to get an ID on the edibility of a wild fungus.

Someone will jump in here with a comment about snarky replies, but for Pete's sake anyway.
Sorry. Found it in the tank and just wanted to know what it was.
 

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Yeah....... Don't do it, probably not the smartest idea I've heard TBH. There's a pretty slim percentage of fungi that are edible/hallucinogenic and this doesn't look like any species that I'm aware of. I grew mushrooms for years and even I wouldn't play russian roulette with a random fruiting body lol.

I talked to my old ag teacher and he said not to worry bout the white stuff but he had no clue what the mushrooms are
Yeah, don't worry about it. The white stuff is actually mycelium (quite rhizomorphic too) for the fruiting body (mushroom) that you have in your picture. Think of fungi kind of like plants or an iceberg for that matter. What you see aka a mushroom, is just a small portion of the actual fungal culture and the mycelium is the "roots". I'd honestly remove the mushroom before it drops it's spores (unless you want a whole lot more of them) and let the mycelium keep doing it's thing, breaking down waste. If you want it gone all together, then just dry down the enclosure.
 
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Matts inverts

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Yeah....... Don't do it, probably not the smartest idea I've heard TBH. There's a pretty slim percentage of fungi that are edible/hallucinogenic and this doesn't look like any species that I'm aware of. I grew mushrooms for years and even I wouldn't play russian roulette with a random fruiting body lol.


Yeah, don't worry about it. The white stuff is actually mycelium (quite rhizomorphic too) for the fruiting body (mushroom) that you have in your picture. Think of fungi kind of like plants or an iceberg for that matter. What you see aka a mushroom, is just a small portion of the actual fungal culture and the mycelium is the "roots". I'd honestly remove the mushroom before it drops it's spores (unless you want a whole lot more of them) and let the mycelium keep doing it's thing, breaking down waste. If you want it gone all together, then just dry down the enclosure.
Thanks. The mushrooms are kinda everywhere now. I’ve seen mycelium in other tanks but this was able to spread. I don’t want to dry it because I honestly forgot about this tank and I re watered everything so the inverts are coming back. I can see the shrooms are popping up. I was going to start a colony of mushrooms for beetles but my friend messed up and lost the mycelium so I’ll have to try later.
 

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The decomposition from the mushrooms helps the plants right?
CAN help certain plants. And can kill just as easily. Fungus botanical enemy #1, Armillaria mellia. Killing off the native oaks of California.
Trivia: Armillaria is the worlds largest organism. DNA tests discovered one parent mycellium covered an area of over 25 miles.
 
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