Aug 10, 2007

Turn Out the Light

Dude, smoke a fatty and watch the Mushrooms grow.

With the arrival of Japan’s rainy season, a mysterious type of green, glow-in-the-dark mushroom begins to sprout in Wakayama prefecture. The Mycena lux-coeli mushrooms, known locally as shii no tomobishi-dake (literally, “chinquapin glow mushrooms”), sprout from fallen chinquapin trees. As they grow, a chemical reaction involving luciferin (a light-emitting pigment contained within the mushrooms) occurs, causing them to glow a ghostly green.

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4 comments:

Xmichra said...

wonder how many people have stuck that in thier mouths.

~Babsbitchin~ said...

Xmichra, well...I saw a lot of colors, after eating them. Neon dude!

Miz UV said...

Very cool.

~Babsbitchin~ said...

Miz UV, if you eat them, in a salad, your eyes glow.