Extremely ExtrovertedExtrovertedCan be extroverted and introvertedIntroverted but strong willedIntroverted and shyIntroverted but good with people
PracticalitySolving problems as a teamA balance between emotions and intellectHigh energy and positivityIndependenceOther people's feelings
Hard workWorking with othersBeing flexibleBeing spontaneousHaving respect for myselfUnselfishly helping others
A BookA Best FriendA Karaoke MachineNo ItemA KnifeA backpack
DisciplineWillingness to work with othersKnowing when to lead and when to followA positive exampleSomeone who is not afraid to voice an unpopular opinionCare for every member of the group
Spirit Fungus Quiz
The Collaborator: willing to work with others and emotionally intelligent. Some species of termites cannot fully digest cellulose. Instead, using roughly chewed and only slightly digested plant material, these termites make a small-ventilated structure - the fungus comb or garden - on which the mycelium of the fungus grow. This friendly fungus has the unique strength of collaboration and is able to work with other organisms to find mutually beneficial solutions.
The Jack of All Trades: highly perceptive, capable of being a leader and a follower depending on what the group needs. Pencillium fungi are versatile and opportunistic. For example, this fungus is one of the most common causes of fungal spoilage in fruits and vegetables, it is used to make bleu cheese and is most famous for its use in the drug penicillin. This fungi typically live a long time and are quite durable, even under adverse conditions.
The Motivator: highly energetic, spontaneous and life of the party. Poetically referred to as the “Fung in the Dung”, this very special fungus may live in poop, but is undoubtedly one of the most elegant fungi in the entire kingdom. The pilobolus is most famous for it’s “water cannon” spore dispersal. As the pilobolus matures, water pressure builds in the stalk of it’s body until the tip explodes, launching its spore towards the sun. With an elegant, glass like figure, it’s no wonder why people write poems about this unique fungus.
The Lone Wolf: Confrontational, not afraid to voice an unpopular opinion and at times, set apart from the group. Perhaps the deadliest and most ruthless of all mushrooms, the Death Cap mushrooms contains heat stable amatoxins that can cause quick damage to the body. Within 6-12 hours after consumption, symptoms include violent abdominal pain, vomiting and bloody diarrhea causing rapid loss of fluid from tissues and intense thirst.
The Mediator: completely altruistic, fully invested in the group and a peacemaker. The truffle fungus known to many gourmet chefs as the “diamond of the kitchen” is a shy yet incredibly tasty fungus. These packets of flavor grow their fruiting bodies underground, thus can only be found with trained dogs or pigs, which find the truffles by their smell. White truffles in particular are extremely rare, selling at the extremely steep price of 2000$/lb. Tom Colocchio, a famous gourmet chef, once said “I love all mushrooms I cook with, but the white truffles are something completely different. There’s nothing else like them.”
In the late summer, the rust fungi disperses its spores by wind. These spores infect a plant species known as the Arabis (Brassicaceae). During the winter, the infection slowly spreads throughout the meristematic tissue of the plant, eventually taking full control of the plant’s growth center. As a result, the infection radically changes the morphology of the plant. The rust fungus prevents the host plant from making normal leaves, and instead makes modified leaves that are bright yellow and resemble flowers. These modified leaves are covered in a sticky, sweet smelling substance that attracts insects to the plant including bees, butterflies and flies. Changes in morphology of the infected Arabis plant were observed to have twice as many leaves, twice as many leaf rosettes and were also twice as tall.