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Student grows 8-foot mushroom canoe

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Catch a glimpse of Katy Ayers paddling her canoe on a Nebraska lake this summer and you might do a double take.

At first glance, her 8-foot vessel looks much like any other canoe — same oblong shape, same pointed ends, same ability to float on water.

But upon closer inspection, it’s clearly anything but ordinary: Ayers’ canoe is made out of mushrooms.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fungus-answer-climate-change-student-who-grew-mushroom-canoe-says-n1185401

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Piney

For insulation it would have to be genetically modified not to spore (fruit) or produce any dangerous fumes like ammonia.  

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spartan max2

What people do when stuck in lockdown lol

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Oniomancer
11 hours ago, Piney said:

For insulation it would have to be genetically modified not to spore (fruit) or produce any dangerous fumes like ammonia.  

Drying is part of the production process so I imagine it's effectively heat sterilized. Judging by the uses they're putting it to it's also probably treated to be fairly rot resistant under normal conditions.

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jbondo

Well, this is proof positive that mushrooms do not absorb water in such a manner. Oddly enough, this is a fallacy that has endured for a long time among cooks.

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