Originally Posted by Kinky Ramona
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