Mushrooms biomaterial


#1

Hi everybody!

Did someone ever tried to make some materials (or something else) with the mushroom fruiting part instead of the mycelium ?

Looking for ways to close the loop after mycoremediation


#2

Hi @Pacha! I’ve seen someone make a jewel from a fruiting body. He had place a gem on the growing fruiting body. The growth then eventually partly engulfed the gem, at which point he dried the whole thing and it became a piece for a pendant.

In Romania they use sheets harvested from the fruiting body as a kind of leather. It’s called Amadou.


#3

The dried mushroom is then brittle thus no ? And need to be away from water I imagine.

Thanks for your answer, I will have a look about Amadou.

I also find something about using them for wool dying


#4

Some mushrooms are really, really hard like bricks. For example the fruiting bodies of Turkey Tail can be strong, both fresh and dry.