Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Green Glowing Mushrooms

I've actually seen pictures of these little things before, but always thought they were 'shopped.  I'm miffed though, they were actually real.  I wonder if these things will kill someone if they ate it.  You know what, I think these little things are also in MGS 3 too.  Mmmmm tasty.

During Japan's rainy season, a glow-in-the-dark mushroom begins to sprout in Wakayama prefecture. The Mycena lux-coeli mushrooms sprout from fallen chinquapin trees and as they grow, a chemical reaction involving a light-emitting pigment occurs, causing them to glow a ghostly green. The caps can grow to as large as 2 cm (about 1 inch) in diameter, but because the mushrooms are prone to dehydration, they only have a few days to live once the rain stops. Just goes to show you that the curiosities of the world never cease!
Crazy shrooms shown on oddee.com

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