Mycelium

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Mycelium

We all know the mushroom, but were do these little things come from? They grow out of the mycelium. The mycelium is the vegatative part of a fungus. And it looks like thread or a web. Through the mycelium the fungus gets it's nutrition.

If you have a mushroom grow kit you can see the mycelium through  the sides of the box.  The mycelium is spread out through the grow kit feeding on the rye substrate. It is even possible for the mycelium to grow over the top layer of vermiculite.