Further to the Stamets & fungi discussion, for anyone who like me didn't know...
The Paul Stamets character is based on a real Paul Stamets who is a mushroom expert in Canada. He is looking at how fungi can be used to "save the world" by cleaning polluted soil, replacing toxic insecticides and even treating viruses.
Read about him and the work he is doing with fungi here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paul-stamets-star-trek-mushroom-expert-mycology-1.4454204
HT to @dani for sharing this originally.
That photo of him in the article is one of the few we have seen where he is *not* wearing a hat made out of shrooms. Pounding polypore with ashes to make a felt like material, a method we would like to try but not managed to get enough details of to figure out yet.
Now we are lighting a fire again as thr cold appears, we may have to experiment.
He speaks really well, his lectures are well worth exploring on YouTube.
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