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Growing six different mushrooms from kits, a time-lapse compilation

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In this time-lapse compilation, six different species of edible mushrooms bloom from growing kit boxes. Black Pearl, Elm Oyster, Pink Oyster, Grey Oyster, Golden Oyster, and Lion’s Mane. Check out some of those mushroom close-ups.

The shorts were filmed by the Boxlapse YouTube channel, a promotional video for a Finland-based gourmet mushroom company. The music: The Flamingoes by Hara Noda.

black pearl
Like with most modern mushroom kits, multiple harvests grow with ideal conditions. More about Oyster Mushrooms from SF Gate:

“Oyster mushrooms can be found in most locations around the world, typically in subtropical and temperate forests (with the exception of the Pacific Northwest in North America). This saprotrophic species decomposes wood, particularly deciduous trees, and most often beech trees (Fagus, hardy in zones 3-9). The oyster mushroom is one of the world’s few carnivorous mushrooms, with its mycelium killing and digesting nematodes in order to obtain nitrogen.

“It is often assumed that the oyster mushroom is parasitic, feeding on wood and ultimately killing it. That is not the case. Instead, oyster mushrooms feed on dead and dying wood as the tree dies of other causes. This benefits the forest and the larger ecosystem since the mushrooms decompose the dead wood and restore minerals, elements and other nutrients to the environment so that other organisms may use it.”

pink oyster
Plus, a bit more about the lion’s mane mushroom from The Mushroom Forager, a Vermont-based educational blog:

“Lion’s mane has no look-a-likes, edible or poisonous, and all forms are edible and delicious in the kitchen…

“Fruiting occasionally in the spring but typically in the fall in the Northeast, lion’s mane is fairly common and easy to spot. This saprophytic fungus is not very discriminating when it comes to log selection, growing on many dead or dying hardwood trees including maple, beech, oak, birch, walnut, and sycamore. It can be cultivated indoors on sawdust or outdoors on logs or totems…”

lion's mane
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Watch more time-lapses and more about mushrooms:
• Mushrooms grow & shrivel in this 10,000 shot time-lapse
• How are mushroom time-lapse videos filmed? Louie Schwartzberg explains
• Mycelium packaging, a biodegradable alternative to styrofoam
• The Fungi in Your Future: Mushroom leather, furniture, and more
• Spore Rain: A mushroom releases its spores on the breeze

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