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That last photo is so over-used on our site it's embarrassing. I love it, though. :ROFLMAO:

Dispelling a mushroom myth: A lot of people (not often on Dendroboard) have suggested that bioactive terrarium additives or mushroom spores are necessary (rather than optional) if you'd like to introduce fungi to a terrarium environment. In my experience, plants which were grown in soil rich in beneficial fungi are likely already colonized by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. The fungi will be alive inside a plant's cells, and the mycelium (fungal root structure) should be able to spread outward if conditions are conducive, once the plant is re-planted in new substrate. For example, if I propagate a plant which was taken from a fungi-rich organic potting soil, bare root it, and place it into sterile potting media, it's likely that the fungi will also colonize the previously sterile media over time. It's pretty cool. :p The same theory applies to terrariums and most of the substrates used in the hobby, assuming those substrates play nice with fungi. (y) Obviously this doesn't apply as much to plants grown without fungi, in fungicide-rich environments, or to inorganic/impermeable terrarium substrates which are not conducive to fungal inoculation.

TLDR: The only thing we added to get the mushrooms shown above were plants which were originally grown in fungi-rich soil. 馃崉

They explain it better than I can:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2019.01068/full
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-70618-2_13
https://turf.umn.edu/news/arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-tiny-friends-big-impact
https://untamedscience.com/biology/ecology/mycorrhizae/
Yeah. I've had mushrooms pop up in all of my vivariums over the years and I only just started using a pro-plant fungal inoculation recently.

Nice photos btw.
 

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I wonder if one could use mycellial network from either a captive kit/lab or from the wild. I heard of a fellow who successfully grew common oyster mushrooms in his dart frog vivarium, supposedly. He grew them from one of those "grow mushrooms at home" kits and it spread in his tank. The idea sounds cool, though I dont think the froggos would appreciate you harvesting their shade ;)
 

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I heard of a fellow who successfully grew common oyster mushrooms in his dart frog vivarium, supposedly. He grew them from one of those "grow mushrooms at home" kits and it spread in his tank.
 

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I never once had a mushroom in any of my frog tanks, probably because they are paludariums (theloderma) and are way to wet for mycelium to grow. I used to get mushrooms are the time in my spider and whip spider tanks when I used to keep more inverts.

Has anyone ever had mushrooms in a super wet tank?
 

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I never once had a mushroom in any of my frog tanks, probably because they are paludariums (theloderma) and are way to wet for mycelium to grow. I used to get mushrooms are the time in my spider and whip spider tanks when I used to keep more inverts.

Has anyone ever had mushrooms in a super wet tank?
I do not often get mushrooms in the terrestrial section of my paludarium, just up higher on the wood.
 

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Not sure on the species, but its awesome!
I had to pull out the Polypores of British Columbia on this one. It appears to be a member of the genus Schizopora. You can probably look it up from there to find the species. Canadian native. Do you have wild collected stuff (moss, rocks, wood) in your viv?
 

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I had to pull out the Polypores of British Columbia on this one. It appears to be a member of the genus Schizopora. You can probably look it up from there to find the species. Canadian native. Do you have wild collected stuff (moss, rocks, wood) in your viv?
Awesome book! I used to live in Northern B.C.

I do actually collect wild stuff for my vivs. We have a lot of clean green space where I live.
 
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