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Glow in the Dark Mushroom Growing Habitat Kit
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- A study of glowing mushrooms in nature
- Glow in the dark mushroom panellus stipticus
- Grow your own glowing mushrooms in your terrariums and Vivarium
- 100% Safe For All Reptiles and Humans
- Grows For Years
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|Manufacturer Part Number||AL1000|
|Shipping Weight||0.25 pounds|
Glow in the Dark Mushroom Habitat Kit. Grow this amazing mushroom at home, for fun! You will see it glow even in low light. It doesn't require a microscope or a special environment. 100% Safe for humans and reptiles. Kit inclues: Panellus Stipticus Spore Detailed growing instructions "Read-all-about-it" information booklet For millennium, people have referred to it as Foxfire, "code Fire," "will-o'-the-Wisp" or "Faerie Fire." Your Glow-in-the-Dark Mushroom Kit has many natural functions and is not only used for decoration purposes. They can play a very important role in the terrarium's micro-climate by releasing humidity and purifying the environment. Now YOU can grow Glow-in-the-Dark mushrooms at home in your terrarium, vivariums, or backyard on a real log with this simple mushroom growing kit. Your kit includes everything you need (except the log!) to grow your own Faerie Fire. You also get a wonderful booklet that tells you more about the science behind bioluminescence, its lore other species, and its place in nature. Whether you're doing it for fun or to light your submarine, Panellus is an exciting project for the whole family, or the classroom. NOTE: we give you enough spores to inoculate a 6" long log, 2-4" in diameter. You can do smaller logs if you want. Learn more about Bioluminescence Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism. Its name is a hybrid word, originating from the Greek bios for "living" and the Latin lumen "light". Panellus Stipticus is a basidiomycete that grows on wood and produces fruiting bodies similar to oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus spp.) This is one of the brightest glowin
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I opened it up last night to check on it, and was pleased to see sheets of white fungus spreading all across the surface of the log, so I turned out all of the lights in the house, let my eyes adjust, and viola, the white sheets were most definitely glowing greenish-white, the same color you associate with those cheap glow in the dark dollar store stickers! Its not going to light up an entire room by any means, but if its dark you can definitely see the glow.
Now that its well stated, I've taken it out of the storage container (read that this species likes some fresh air once it's to this stage) and put it in a small walmart aquarium to display it. Soon as it starts growing some actual mushroom caps its going to look awesome.
So bottom line, this is indeed the real deal. Follow the directions and be patient, and you'll be rewarded with glow in the dark mushrooms. I can only hope that as my mushrooms grow bigger and stronger, their glow will get brighter as well.
Extra Bonus: During my reading I discovered that this species is also known for having glowing roots (well, mycelium, but same thing for the laymen) which grow all through the wood. When full mature, the colony will actually make the wood itself appear to faintly glow as well.
They do indeed glow in the dark by themselves, however the ones I have were extremely faint; your eyes need to be dark adapted to see them. They're really neat when you get up in the middle of the night, but going into a dark room from daylight you'll have to sit and wait a while for your eyes to adjust before you can see them. However, please note that the growing conditions are supposed to make a difference, and I grew them on a maple log rather than the suggested oak, and they don't have great airflow, and didn't follow soaking instructions exactly I don't think, so they might end up being brighter for your you with proper growing conditions and the pH of the wood used. Mine ended up with between 1/4" and 3/4" diameter caps, plus misc other growth in odd shapes that is at this point nearly covering the entire piece of wood.
At first I had them enclosed in a terrarium and they were just weird shapes, not a classic mushroom shape. However after reading elsewhere that possibly better airflow was important as well, I started trying to change the air in the terrarium once or twice a day, and either by coincidence or because of that, they started developing caps after that point.
I was unclear if I was supposed to soak them in water after growth started, or if that could damage them, so I ignored the instructions and started just misting them and dribbling water on the top of the log where it would soak in.