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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:01 am    Post subject: Who is the biggest now. Reply with quote

I always knew that Giant sequoias, blue whales, Komodo dragons, and African elephants all share the distinction of being among the world's largest organisms in the world but was shocked to discover that Honey fungus has surpassed them, it was while doing some research on a problem we have here in the gardens with honey fungus being responsible for the death of a number of trees.Until August of 2000 it was thought that the largest living organism was a fungus of the same species (Armillaria ostoyae) that covered 1,500 acres (600 hectares) found living in the state of Washington. But then mycology experts surmised that if an Armillaria that large could be found in Washington, then perhaps one just as large could be responsible for the trees dying in the Malheur National Forest in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. http://www.extremescience.com/biggest-living-thing.htm
Looks like its back to the drawing board or as your man in Jaws once said i think we need a bigger boat..................
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found white fungus threads once permeating the whole of a 20' high pile of horse manure that was easily 80' in length, probably more.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Barrier Reef?
Also, isn't there some forest in Florida, I think, that is one tree - all the roots are connected?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I first heard about Quaking Aspen when visiting my sister in Albetra, Canada. She explained hoe the trunks were all part of the same tree:
http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/case-study-the-glorious-golden-and-gigantic-13261308
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