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#1 waylitjim

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:34 AM

This is really cool, turn on your sound too.

A recent clip from Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth - Jungles

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:38 AM

Cordyceps is a genus of ascomycete fungi, the most famous of which is the vegetable caterpillar — Cordyceps sinensis. All Cordyceps species are parasitic, mainly on insects and other arthropods (they are thus entomopathogenic fungi)

The Western world got acquainted with Cordyceps not so long time ago, mainly due to the works and research of Dr. Georges Halpern, a physician and professor emeritus with the University of Hong Kong, and the author of several books about this fungus. He and other scientists and herbalists confirm that the mushroom can:

- stimulate the immune system;
- cure sexual dysfunction in men;
- maximize body oxygen uptake;
- build muscles;
- improve kidney, liver, and lung functioning;
- provide anti-aging effect...

Below - Cordyceps growing from caterpillars by Una
http://mycotopia.net...=1&d=1165038064

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 01:42 AM

thats a very cool video

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 02:02 AM

that video is just plain amazing....

thank you waylit

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 03:34 AM

wtf Waylit that's some scary shit. :eusa_shif

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 04:54 AM

:cool:

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:22 AM

thanks , i find that kind of stuff fascinatiing. here is a link to a field museum < chicago> mycologists forays into cental america. its streaming video, so dialup ppl may have some problems. its a virtual interactive tour, and very nicely done i might add.

http://www.fieldmuse...er_content.html

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:56 AM

u ever gonna give cultivation a try, waylit?

#9 waylitjim

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:21 AM

Nah, I'll leave the cultivation for the ants. :D

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 11:40 AM

Really cool. Specializing in one species is pretty damn significant and the fact that the ants can determine a sick individual is pretty impressive too.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:38 PM

I read about those in a book called Mushrooms, Molds and Mycology. Pretty crazy stuff, kindas scary too. thanks for the video all the book had were simple black and white drawings.




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