Glowing mushrooms aren’t result of psychedelic reaction to fungus, researchers

March 21, 2015 10:29 AM

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WASHINGTON: Researchers believe that the glowing mushrooms that have been spotted all over the Internet and hallucinations alike are not the result of a psychedelic reaction to the fungus. In fact, some have even gone as far as to say that the glowing fungus is putting “fun” back in the word, looking more like a science project for elementary students than something that nature would produce intentionally.

Scientists believe though that it is very much intentional, after all. The team pointed out that the plants, like the ones they tested, glow at night to attract insects that can then spread their spores throughout the forest. This is the fungi’s method of spreading itself and reproducing itself sinc...

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