Mushroom of the day #3
Tomorrow I'll begin something new in addition to mushroom of the day. I'll provide more information then
Night light mushroom (Yokoh-Take)
The Yokoh-take mushroom can be found widely dispersed across Subtropical Asia such as in the Bonin and Hachijo islands off the coast of Japan, where it is most widely found. Second to the islands is Japan itself, where it hosts many of these mushrooms, but are seeing less and less with the progression of time as the natural scenery of Japan gets destroyed. Populations of these mushrooms also can be seen in Polynesia, Java, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Supposed reports of the mushroom also exist in Brazil and Australia. The mushrooms exist in these places likely from insects, that I'll get more into in the following paragraph. The mushrooms like to grow in dense forests, finding a home in dead logs, fallen branches and sticks, and bark.
The most obvious and instantly noticeable trait of the Yokoh-take is the genetic trait that dictates that the mushroom, grey in the daylight, emits a bright green glow in the nighttime. After an experiment conducted my journal "Current Biology", it was found that this trait has been developed to attract insects to consume the mushroom, which then carries the spores to other locations. Looking at the mushroom in the default form, it can be concluded that the mushroom is also sticky. The mushroom itself is typically very small, having a cap only 1.2 in (3.048 cm) in diameter. The white stem is 0.24–1.18 in ( 0.61 - 3 cm) long and a mere 0.3-1 millimeter thick. The gills are free from the mushroom's stem.
Sorry about the lackluster mushroom of the day, I had to restart twice :/. I have big plans for the weekend, however. Prepare to be mildly educated