Magic Mushrooms: Plastic Eating Mushroom Discovered

Two kinds of magic mushrooms were discovered. One that eat plastics and one that can build into materials to replace Styrofoam that is biodegradable.

Plastic Eating Mushroom

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Group of Yale researchers have found out a fungus called pestalotiopsis microspora. In an expedition in Ecuador, they told that this fungus can subsist on polyurethane alone in airless environments, like the bottom of a landfill.

Second discovery was made by couple of college friends. They discovered the sticky substance on the bottom of mushrooms called mycelium could be turned into glue and when that glue is combined with corn husks and other food byproducts it takes on a form similar to Styrofoam.

 

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