Fungus Friday: Glowing Mushrooms!
August 30, 2019 1:40 PM   Subscribe

No one knows why mushrooms in northern Brazil glow at night—so researchers are using LED-lit mushrooms to mimic nature and to find out. (YouTube) The chemical process behind glowing mushrooms - molecular structure of Luciferin. If you just want to look at pretty pictures of glowing mushrooms, I've got you covered. If you want to make your own glowing mushrooms, head on inside!

MakeAnything (YouTube) - for a 3D Printed version and a version made from airdry clay and scuply.
Instructables: Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights
Instructables: Interactive Glowing Mushrooms!
A super easy glowing paper mushroom
And finally, glowing mushrooms that really are just glow in the dark and not powered by an LED.
posted by stoneweaver (3 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I love all of this.
posted by Liquidwolf at 2:18 PM on August 30, 2019 [1 favorite]

This has long been a favorite desktop of mine...
posted by jim in austin at 3:09 PM on August 30, 2019 [1 favorite]

This is a fun post, I love anything that glows in the dark. And also my project list just expanded!!
posted by lemonade at 8:48 PM on August 30, 2019 [1 favorite]

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