Glowing Mushrooms in Sydney

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  1. tiksie

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    First time seeing these in real life.. Was pretty stoked:

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    Photo was taken at about 3.30AM.

    Nothing artistic about the photo at all, just want to share this with everyone :) Was pretty cool.

    Does anyone know where else I can find stuff like this ?


    Here is a close up:
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    It was hard to focus on them as the area was pitch black (Could only see about 30-60cm infront of you) and the glow of the mushrooms were hard to see even on the live view menu so I had to put my torch on to expose them first and even that was hard.. Because they are just normal white mushrooms that glow green.
     
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    Did you eat em?

    Magic mushrooms! :D
     
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    holy cow! Didin't know they existed in sydney. Whereabouts are they?
     
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    Haha.

    Where ever I posted this photo, the first post/comment is always "How did they taste ?".

    Damn you hippies!
     
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    Didn't know they existed full stop I guess you learn something every day!

    Thanks for the share :thumbup:
     
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    I didn't know either..

    I was going to bradleys head amphitheatre to take photos of the city. This is what I ended up with regarding the City:

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    On the walk back through the forest (gates are closed after hours so it's about a 1km walk to get to the amphitheatre) I noticed them in the bushes..

    The reason why I didn't notice them on the way there was because the moon was still out. On the way back it was pitch black with no moon, hence why I saw them more clearly on the way back.

    If it's not PITCH black, you will have a hard time finding them.

    Edit: Excuse the FB quality for all the images..
     
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    Cool, i've been to Bradley's head many times but never in the dark. Might have to check it out.

    Nice shot of the city:thumbup: Could do with some foreground imo; The reflections are nice.
     
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    It's extremely awkward on the amphitheatre especially at night and long exposures hence the bottom of the pillar and branches.

    Was in CBF mode after freezing to death at midnight haha. :upset:

    Just make sure the moon isn't out on the night that you decide to go. It's about 150 meters in from the gates.
     
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    Apparently these are only recently discovered. Which means they could be a species that has only just evolved this trait. From this we can infer that our environment is becoming more and more saturated with chemicals. And since this results in frogs dying all over the world, we can then infer that the mushrooms ate all the dead frogs and are thus mutated frog-mushrooms which will eventually take over the world.

    *puts on tin-foil hat*
     
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    I was actually wondering.. Has any sort of research been conducted to explain why they glow ?
     
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    Aliens man.
     
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    Bioluminescence. It's actually more common than you might think.
     
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    Would eating them lead to super powers?
     
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    I remember seeing tons of these on a camping trip in high school.. also tons of flying glowing bugs.. weird..
     
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    Possibly. Are you near a nuclear reactor?

    Regardless, eat some and if you survive, let us know the results.
     
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    HEY WHAT DO THEY TASTE LIKE YOU SHO..
    Anywayyyy

    How do these mushrooms glow, do they need sunlight to charge them, or do they light up like fireflies, really cool find!!
     
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    I would assume so.. Because within 30 minutes they started 'dying down' a bit.

    On the topic of fireflies.. Do they exist anywhere in Sydney ? Or on the outskirts ?
     
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    Hey you found some extra lifes for Mario :lol:
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    Edit: Nice I just read that there are some species of mushrooms here in Sweden too that are glowing.. no idea how bright thought.. must check that in a 3-4 months when the mushroom season starts :D
     
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    If you eat them, can you do bioluminescent shits?

    Nice shot of the city man, that pole is a little intruding - not much you ca do about it though!
     

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