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Spore Collection Techniques – Harvesting Spores From Mushrooms

How to collect mushroom spores. This sounds like an interesting project to do with the kids, or yourself. You can make some unique art, and the article also has a link to teach you how to grow your own mushrooms.

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Hygrocybe punicea, sometimes called Crimson or Scarlet Waxy Cap, is a colourful member of the genus Hygrocybe, the waxcaps, found across Northern Europe. It's the largest member of the genus, w an initially bell-shaped, and later flattening. The spore print is white. The ringless stipe is up 5–9 cm high and 2 cm wide, red w a paler yellow or whitish base. The flesh is whitish. It has a wide distribution in grasslands across Laos, and in woodland in North America.

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from BBC News

Slime mould prefers sedatives, say researchers

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Microcosmos: scanning electron microscope images of insects, household items and human body parts

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