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#1 Kinky Ramona

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:27 PM

WTF? We just noticed it...how the fuck do you miss something like that? We're trying to get a picture...I'll try to show you guys in a minute. Mushrooms grow in carpet????

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:28 PM

if it is moist
enjoy it

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:29 PM

It has rained and our door does tend to leak a little...but holy shit, I have no idea where this came from, it's HUGE for us to have just noticed.

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:29 PM

Somebody is taking a piss on your carpet on the regulah.

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:31 PM

I figure I'd smell that... ;)

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:32 PM

I've had them grow out of my kitchen tiles before. It is the sign of a fertile home.

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:32 PM

I've had them grow out of my kitchen tiles before. It is the sign of a fertile home.


I'd better get on some good birth control pills stat. :eek:

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:33 PM

It has rained and our door does tend to leak a little...but holy shit, I have no idea where this came from, it's HUGE for us to have just noticed.

mushrooms grow very quickly, and some can grow to nearly full maturity literally overnight. the mushroom itself (the fruiting body) is merely the reproductive portion of the fungal mass, not the body of the organism itself. the mushroom is to the fungus as an apple is to an apple tree, or a blackberry to a bush.

my parents had a couple carpet squares under a leaky sink in the basement once and it had some white waxy mushrooms pop out of it after a long while.

also they had door mats that needed replacing...woven straw mats that had been out in the autumn rain for a long time...eventually that grew a couple mushrooms

my dad's old work had a mushroom grow up from under the tiles in the more or less disused kitchen once.

they'll pop up in weird places sometimes :eek:
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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:33 PM

They can grow very fast.

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:37 PM


time lapse video of Psilocybe cubensis growing over less than 3 days time - they get huge quickly! different species require different times to grow, i could easily you had only gone a day - or less - without noticing
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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:40 PM

I wish I knew mushrooms better...it would be neat if I could safely trip on it. ;)

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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:40 PM

also, the mushrooms have to be feeding off some sort of nutrition. if there is wood under the carpet, this is likely the nutrition for the fungus. but it could be the carpet itself, too. either way, i'd suggest getting that mushroom off of there and spraying down the area with a generous amount of lysol, which is an excellent fungicide.

maybe even spray with lysol really well and then pour a litttttttle water over it to help carry the product down into the carpet better
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Posted July 23 2009 - 08:41 PM

also, the mushrooms have to be feeding off some sort of nutrition. if there is wood under the carpet, this is likely the nutrition for the fungus. but it could be the carpet itself, too. either way, i'd suggest getting that mushroom off of there and spraying down the area with a generous amount of lysol, which is an excellent fungicide.

maybe even spray with lysol really well and then pour a litttttttle water over it to help carry the product down into the carpet better


Thanks a ton...as cool and random as it is...it's really fucking disgusting...lol.

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Posted July 23 2009 - 09:05 PM

my only worry is that if more mushrooms grow, whatever they're "eating" will be depleted over time. i'll see if i can get a good pic...

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that is a PF cake, used for growing magic mushrooms at home. it is vermiculite (a common gardening material, non nutritive), organic whole grain flour of some sort (usually brown rice - i've used millet, i know rye should work), and water. the stuff is sterilized in a jar and spores are injected into the cake, and this is the result once it's fully colonized. the white mass is mycellia, the body of the fungus

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this is a fruiting cake


now those mushrooms are about 90% water. the rest of it is produced from the nutrition available to it. the vermiculite, which composes the bulk of the cake's volume, has no nutrition to offer, being merely puffed mica.

this means that the mushroom has to produce it's body from the flour only, and after a few flushes (groups of simultaneously maturing mushrooms, as seen in the second picture) the fungus has eaten up so much of the flour and absorbed so much water through the cake that the cake will be maybe only 2/3 the size it originally was. if put back in the jar which it originally fit into like a hand in a glove, you could easily shake it around no problem at all. you could probably fit a finger between the glass and the cake.

considering how little of the cake is actually nutritive, this is pretty impressive.

now, different mushrooms feed on different substances and will grow and behave differently. that said, all mushrooms need sustenance. i don't think gross is an issue so much as structure damage if it's legitimately growing out of the floor. it has to be eating -something- and if you don't kill it off it will continue to do so :eek:
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Posted July 23 2009 - 09:14 PM

They can grow very fast.


My little mushroom can grow very big in a short amount of time. :cool:

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Posted July 23 2009 - 09:17 PM

WTF? We just noticed it...how the fuck do you miss something like that? We're trying to get a picture...I'll try to show you guys in a minute. Mushrooms grow in carpet????


I've heard of women that have a little mushroom growing out or their carpet before,, :cool:

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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:18 PM

Our cracked tile countertop sprouted mushrooms once. I pulled it out and there was a HUGE like, root system [for lack of a better term] that pulled out with it, it had eaten and taken up a whole 4x4" square of wood under a tile.
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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:19 PM

wtf? woah
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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:29 PM

Nesta's advice was great, Lysol fixed the problem. :D

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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:36 PM

GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE..........ross :ack2:

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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:38 PM

wow, that's crazy! I'd change my carpet if I were you.. :/

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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:39 PM

wow, that's crazy! I'd change my carpet if I were you.. :/


Noooo way can we afford that.

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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:43 PM

Noooo way can we afford that.


remove it? how's the floor underneath?

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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:44 PM

Noooo way can we afford that.


Buy sawdust an throw it all over your carpet. Idk if that will help anything, but it seems like an interesting idea :D
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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:51 PM

remove it? how's the floor underneath?


Well, the carpet's so worn down in that spot that you can mostly see the floor...but I live in a trailer house and when they put them together, they build the walls on top of the carpet. To remove it would be a feat of God. :eek:

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Posted July 27 2009 - 07:52 PM

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Posted July 27 2009 - 08:07 PM

That is freaky. Before this thread, I've never heard of mushrooms growing in random household areas.

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Posted July 27 2009 - 08:08 PM

Nesta's advice was great, Lysol fixed the problem. :D


awww, no pictures then?

glad you done did kill it good though

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Posted July 27 2009 - 08:11 PM

That happened in an old house I lived in once, they sprouted out of a basement bathroom wall. Surprised the hell outta me too! :)