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Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Omg, the puns in this article: “They’re shi-talky mushrooms.
As if mushrooms didn’t seem “magical” enough, UK scientists have found that the multifaceted fungi can reportedly talk to each other — and even have a bountiful vocabulary. Research detailing their alleged fungal correspondence was published Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science.”
The study found that the fungal language exceded the European languages in morphological complexity. Scientists studied the electrical impulses for four types of mushrooms: enoki, split gill, ghost, and caterpillar fungus. He inserted little electrodes into the dirt that had mycelium growing in it.
“As it turns out, the scientist wasn’t trippin’: Adamatzky found that the electrical spikes often occurred in clusters, mirroring human vocabularies and employing up to 50 words, the Guardian reported. “We demonstrate that distributions of fungal word lengths match that of human languages,” the researcher wrote in the study. Split gills — a species that resides in rotting wood — generated the most complex “sentences” of the four fungi.”
The postulation is fungi chat in order to make their presence known to other mushrooms in the cluster. Messages could warn of predators, weather, or food supplies.
Omg. “However, as with a ’shroom trip, there is the possibility that it could all be in our heads. “There is also another option — they are saying nothing,” said Adamatzky. “Propagating mycelium tips are electrically charged and, therefore, when the charged tips pass in a pair of differential electrodes, a spike in the potential difference is recorded.”
“Though interesting, the interpretation as language seems somewhat overenthusiastic, and would require far more research and testing of critical hypotheses before we see ‘Fungus’ on Google Translate,” said University of Exeter mycologist Dan Bebber, a co-author on previous studies on the phenomenon, who suggested the electrical impulses could be indicative of active nutrient foraging.”