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Old 03-28-2008, 08:44 PM
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super brite white

I was moving some daylillies and coreopsis today and when i pulled the mulch back there were a bunch of white root looking things. They seemed to be unreal they were so white under all that mulch. They were very complex in structure just like roots but seemed to be attached to nothing? Any ideas?
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:06 AM
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I was moving some daylillies and coreopsis today and when i pulled the mulch back there were a bunch of white root looking things. They seemed to be unreal they were so white under all that mulch. They were very complex in structure just like roots but seemed to be attached to nothing? Any ideas?

I've always assumed those were mycelium fungi.

I have this vague recollection of things like daylillies and coreopsis.
We had them too before the Time of The Snow we live in now.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:56 AM
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Thanks go go, I searched mycelium fungi, and thats what it is. Is this a sign that I have a decent start on improving my soil structure, there have also been worms everytime I scrape a little off the top of the soil. Did I mention there were LOTS of worms, I like it. Thanks for the response, many viewers not much input.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:15 PM
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paul stamens is the mushroom king, and yes a healthy start indeed.worms are a realy good sign. can you post a pic.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:26 AM
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Hey treegirl, I will try to get a pic of the fungi and some worms cruising around this afternoon.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:35 AM
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cspaugh, Yep Fungi for sure.

I was helping out a buddy last fall, he had dug part of the basement out for some plumbing in a 220 year old stone house. I went to dig in the dirt that had been put outside 2 weeks before and it was filled with little white roots.

the soil had not been distrubed for over 200 years, as soon as it got a little water and air it was off to the races for the fungi, I have no idea what this has to do with anything I just thought I would post it

Paul Stamet's has a presentation where he explains how our closest relative is fungi.
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