Glowing Mycelium, Mushrooms and Angels

Bioluminescence is defined as light generated and emitted by a living organism using luciferin and a luciferase enzyme.  Terrestrial bioluminescence is similar to marine bioluminescence in the compounds and chemicals involved (luciferin and luciferase).  But terrestrial bioluminescence tends to be green or yellow where marine bioluminescence is usually blue.

Examples of Terrestrial Bioluminescence:    

FireFly (Lightning Bug)

fire fly lightening bug bioluminescence

Bioluminescent Mushrooms and Mycelium

Bioluminescent Mushrooms and Mycelium

Bioluminescent Mushrooms

Examples of Marine Bioluminescence

Algal Bloom (aka red tide)  dinoflagellates

Bioluminescent Beach

Bioluminescent Beach

 and the rare Bioluminescent Angel Bioluminescent Angel

Enjoy bioluminescence in your home, office or classroom:  HERE

 

Cover Photo: bioluminescent mycelium, a chunk of fresh hardwood that was inoculated with bioluminescent mycelium. 


3 comments

  • I am a bioluminecanse fan all the way. If I had a room(s) it would look like a strip club

    Jeremy
  • What is the name of the mycelium species?

    Justin
  • What is the name of the mycelium species?

    Justin

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