Viewing a single comment thread. View all comments

RuthTheWidow t1_j1rxh3a wrote

Gardener here. This is amazing.

I love science. Like, truly, as an adult, some of my best days have been days that have announcements like these.


Memetic1 OP t1_j1s8int wrote

Here is what I wonder about. We know that the world wood web has signals that look like language. So what happens if we try to contact it? It seems that the mycelium kingdom and plants have a long history of cooperation. It makes me wonder whether something like trade could be possible. When it comes to the climate crisis we kind of need all the help we can get.


feedb4k t1_j1uhiwo wrote

What are you talking about?


BlG_DlCK_BEE t1_j1w7oho wrote

I think they’re misunderstanding these recent studies that show the ways mycelium “brokers”nutrient transfer between different plants. There has been some relatively recent evidence that mushrooms will “communicate” with plants with certain nutrient deficiencies in one part of the forest and plants with nutrient surpluses in other parts of the forest. The mushrooms will then transfer nutrients between these plants even if the plants are of different species. It’s actually some really interesting stuff but I think it’s been kinda presented in an elementary way to most people through podcasts or BuzzFeed style news articles.


Negative-Bat-8635 t1_j1v1832 wrote

I also recently read that scientist have gotten brain cells to interface with computer to play pong!.. wow