Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

I have been looking into mycelium biocomposites, in which mushroom roots, or mycelium, grow in loose cellulosic material such as sawdust. The results are durable materials with attributes similar to that of polystyrene foams that can be used for everything from packaging, building materials and even faux leather. I wonder how we might further investigate and use mushrooms and fungi within the creation of a future sustainable Asgardian habitat. Here is an interesting article regarding some of the research being conducted at the University of British Columbia https://news.ubc.ca/2016/04/19/mushrooms-hold-potential-for-sustainable-building-materials/

Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

The only problem I see with using organic building materials in space is cosmic radiation which may lead to mutations.

A couch which mutates to grow uncontrollably would be, at best, something one should not take sitting down.

DZZ

Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 15:03 UTC

Sounds like an amazing premise for a new movie for the new Alien Franchise

Jun 24, 01 / Jun 13, 17 09:30 UTC

@phicksur

I agree, it would be equal part amusement and terror if my mushroom couch were to suddenly mutate and take over my living room :) Hmm, or perhaps a movie idea??

FYI, You may want to avoid Ikea in the future as I have ...

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