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Spores Panaeolus Cyanescens

Panaeolus spores are produced by the very active mushrooms of the panaeolus genus, which are found in most warmer climates and areas with regular rainfall. Black spores come from the species of panaeolus cyanescens, tropicalis, bisporus, and cambodginiensis. We try our best to fill the syringes with tens of thousands of spores for your microscopic investigation, but this fungus is not a heavy spore depositor.

In tropical and subtropical regions, they naturally grow on old excrement in the green pastures of water buffalo, cattle, and horses. Nevertheless, they have also been documented in different climes. Southeast Asia’s subtropical regions, particularly Indonesia and Thailand, are home to this species. The Hawaiian Islands, Florida, and Mexico are all frequent places to find panaeolus mushrooms in North America. Additionally, panaeolus species are widespread across the Caribbean islands. In certain literature, the Copeland species is used in place of the word Panaeolus to refer to the panaeolus species. This species decomposes excrement quickly, making it a great choice for ranches and agricultural areas. The fungus has the ability to transform the feces into rich composted soil, which nourishes the grass that the cattle graze on. The spores are spread out on the grass, which the cattle eat, and spread across the farm, continuing the fungal life cycle. Many ranchers have noticed that when this fungus is present on the land, the stench of excrement is lessened.

In certain Asian nations, shark fin soup contains panaeolus mushroom spores as an aphrodisiac. In China, shark fin soup is a common luxury food. As a devoted diver, I disagree with the practice of de-finning sharks. There is no proof, according to science, that shark fins are aphrodisiacs. Although we cannot vouch for the spores’ efficacy as aphrodisiacs, the mushrooms themselves have always been such in our experience. In our perspective, the spores just serve to enhance the flavor. In China, shark fin soup has a long history dating back to the Ming Dynasty, but it definitely would be good to see them switch out the shark fins for mushrooms!