Spore Prints

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Mushrooms, Fungi, and Spores! An interest in mycology has led me to some interesting art projects. The latest art venture has been the creation of spore prints from various collected mushrooms. Placing the mushrooms onto different papers and allowing time for the spores to be released from the ‘shroom gills results in ethereal and wispy patterns of color. Each type of mushroom drops different colored spores so a spore print is one of many steps that can lead to the identity of the mushroom. Even deadly mushrooms can create beautiful prints.