When you search for the word mycelium in the encyclopedia you will find the following description: “Mycelium, tissue-like mass consisting of branching hyphae, occurring in such fungi and lichens.”
But what does that description say? Therefore in this post I’ll elaborate on what mycelium exactly is and what it does for mushrooms.
While we enjoy the magic truffles, the subterranean product of magic mushrooms, mycelium is an essential part of the mushroom as an organism. Mycelium is year round and mycelium isn’t static. Mycelium can die and later it can grow again. It responds to different environmental conditions and adjusts its shape and structure accordingly.
The whole earth is full of mycelium. If you walk through the forest, the soil is often resilient. This is because of the the network of mycelium. The fungi has a curious status in nature. That’s because isn’t a plant or an animal. Plants use sunlights to life and survive. Animals are feed by plants and other animals. Mycelium is parasitic or symbiotic with other plants.
It’s unclear what’s the exact way of life of mycelium. More than one billion years ago it would have come into existence as a water organism. According to some mycologists, mycelium was the first living organism that went ashore. This is consistent with the assertion that it is purely parasitic.
The role of mycelium is very important according to some mycologists. The mycelium could play an important role in solving problems in the world. For instance, they are used as antibiotics. Some fungi could remove termites from houses. Fuel and eliminate oil us also made of mycelium!
Looking to magic mushrooms and magic truffles, there are stories of these products have contributed to develop the brains of people. In their search for food, our ancestors encountered fungi and mushrooms with psychedelic effects (magic truffles). The psychedelic experience might have helped the brain in evolution. Want to experience psychedelics yourself? You can order the beste magic truffles in our webshop.