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Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by HillBill, Oct 7, 2013.
Well, just finished watching it - not bad and I'll watch another one.
I watched it for about 15 minutes, got bored and turned it off. sorry, but it's not for me.
No need to apologise. It's what you like or don't like. Each to there own (as long as you don't like The only way is Essex, Made in Chelsea, etc )
Get a dictionary and look up "Vegetable" - or look at the previous post with the dictionary definition.... then look at the definition of Fungus or Mushroom ( clue - it inclues the words "a plant") t'aint no animal... and I question your logic...
Many fungi are superficially plant-like organisms. They grow visible structures that resemble plants or plant parts. On a microscopic level, plants and fungi both have cell walls, a feature that metazoan (animal) cells lack. The study of cladistics, however, results in a phylogeny tree in which fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants. In other words, animals have a more recent common ancestor with fungi than with plants, and the mushrooms in your salad are more closely related to you than to the lettuce.
Non-sense - I had a great aunt called "Lettice" - I am therefor closer to her than a Toadstool!
If a Fungus has plant type cells then to me (and the dictionary) it IS a plant... t'aint no animal! Who heard of an animal will sporing gills!
You can get websites saying anything these days, from Elvis being alive on Mars to the Earth being hollow and full of sentient beings!
Tosh I tells you!
You sir are well within your rights to believe in whatever you like.
Tony, I think you're dodging the really really really really important issue here.
The one we all need to know. Which do you prefer?...
... Sprouts or parsnips ?
Fungi aren't plants; not even in the plant kingdom.
So what do mushrooms breath? Or any other fungi for that matter; oxygen (like animals) or carbon dioxide (like plants)?
According to the internet shrooms need water, decaying matter and oxygen to thrive. Their cell walls are made of chitin (like insects) not cellulose (like plants). There is no chlorophyll either.
Again the internet reiterates that they are neither plants nor animals they are fungi. However if you really must pigeonhole (and we must) then they are closer to animals than plants.
Ah, I'm learning... all from the wrong thread
However, unlike us stupid invertebrates fungi are an essential part of the ecosystem, many forming symbiotic relationships with plants that may not otherwise survive without their fungal counterparts.
So because of their animal like traits combined with the fact they are actually darned useful and not always destructive then you really can only place them in a category of their own!
Some very informative posts which has kindled the desire for some of Tesco's finest mushrooms lightly fried in butter with a full English breakfast later this morning
He he, I think i'll go with parsnips, roasted preferably.....
Thanks for the eariler comments Rik
For what it's worth, I agree with Rik.....but not about mushrooms.
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Interestingly it would seem that your average bloke has a closer DNA match with a chimpanzee than with his wife...
It rather puts "are mushrooms closer to animals or vegetables" debate into the shade!
Why was Tarzans pet Ape called "Cheater"?:yikes: