Amethyst Laccaria Mushroom

These are a beautiful shade of purple. Here’s one illuminated, turns pink.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Amethyst Laccaria Mushroom

  1. Lloyd, I know you do a lot of foraging at times, eating wild food/plants, and wondered if you’ve run across/eaten Turkey Mushrooms? They are said to be tough and stringy, and so a lot of folks prefer to take the capsulated supplement from them. Myself, have always thought straight from food is best, but I am not skilled like you in food harvest. Anyway, sending this link /comment to you, in case it is info you wish to have/might use. take care

    Turkey Tail extract turns ordinary muscle into super muscle

    A supplement with an extract from a mushroom that grows in forests and parks around the world may increase both muscle strength and endurance. Scientists from Taiwan write this in the International Journal of Medical Sciences. That mushroom is called Coriolus versicolor in Latin, but you probably know it as a Turkey Tail.

    Remarkably, the lowest dose was just as effective as the higher doses. It is therefore possible that the optimum dose of Coriolus veriscolor is below the range that the researchers tested in this animal study, we suspect.


    If you have ever tried these, do try them, would like to hear what you thought of their effects/if any.

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