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Growing Mushrooms

Next year I will probably will try to grow Oyster mushrooms and maybe Shiitake mushrooms. Does anybody have any useful tips?

Topic by Masterdude    |  last reply


Mushroom Lamps!

Fungi are kind of fascinating in general and everyone should be able to appreciate a good lamp. This combination offers both in one awesome place! The home site for the artist is in Japanese but we found it via a blog post on Tokyobling's Blog.  "Someone" should do an Instructable! 

Topic by Culturespy    |  last reply


a mushroom growing on the cap of another mushroom, why?

This autumn I found this  boletus that had another small boletus growing on his cap, it looked too weird, but really cool. I was wondering if was a kind of mutation or just one growing on top of the other  'cause I never see something like that before.

Question by marcellahella    |  last reply


Wild-Foraged Oyster Mushrooms

I've always wanted to forage for wild mushrooms, but have been hesitant to do so with just information gleaned from the internet because the risk to reward of a really good tasting mushroom versus a mouthful of neurotoxin is too asymmetric for me.  However, today while hiking in the Berkeley Hills, Christy and I were lucky enough to run into someone collecting oyster mushrooms from some rotting logs.  He turns out to be a member of the Mycological Society of San Francisco and helps with their annual Fungus Fairs, and so was eager to help us identify more oyster mushrooms and death caps, which have recently caused some illness near us. We collected the oyster mushrooms shown here, and I sauteed them with a little bit of butter, salt, and pepper for dinner.  They were fresh, earthy, and tasty!

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


What kind of wild mushroom is this? Answered

I live in the mountains of Central Idaho where the Winters can be brutal.  We head South to Baja California every Fall and don't return to the mountain until April/May. For the past 2 years I've come home to find  a single mushroom growing inside, by a Northwest-facing door jam.  The house is winterized (not heated) and our elevation is about 4,500 ft. As you can see by the pics, this mushroom is as big as my hand and it sends out a lot of spores. (last picture)  It reminds me of a (yummy!) Chanterelle, but I'm no mushroom expert. I've seen that species in Northwest Washington at much lower elevations, but never here on the mountain. lol... I SO wanted to saute this baby up but common sense prevailed. Do we have any mushroom experts in the house?  What do you think it is?

Question by bajablue    |  last reply


mushrooms growing in my garlic plant? Answered

i have an indoor garlic plant and little mushrooms are starting to grow in the soil, is this something i need to worry about? what should i do?

Question by embochner    |  last reply


Are Magic Mushrooms used for dietary purposes or "expanding one's consciousness", ie. "getting stoned" ???

My question may sound really dumb, but I never did that kind of experimenting when I was in my teens. I don't mean it to be critical either, I just wish I knew what they meant. I absolutely love to eat regular mushrooms battered and deep-friend, with cream gravy - ummm, it's almost a high! Thanks for any answers, please be kind, I'm not trying to be weird.

Question by bookfreak53    |  last reply


how to make a 3d mushroom school project?

I need to make a model of a mushroom/ can be made of clay paper mache. just about anything. i am not a craftie person and i need it to be easy please

Question by cheryl1961    |  last reply


Any ideas on how to replicate this mushroom lamp?

Just hoping to gather any suggestions on how I might approach making a replica of this lamp for personal use. The wood and the circuit I think I'll be able to find online, but how would I approach molding translucent colored mushrooms with leds apparently embedded inside? I imagine I might be able to pull it off with resin molding, but would I color the resin with a pigment, or would I just paint the color on? And how would I make molds of mushrooms, anyway? Thanks for any help,  -Gabe

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How can I make a mushroom above my corner bookcase to make the whole thing look like a giant mushroom? Answered

I'm redoing my bedroom as a mushroom garden and this was my biggest project, but I can't think what to make it out of!? My mushroom top is actually going to be the underside of a mushroom curving twords the ceiling. I can't find anything even similar to this project so at least a list of possible materials would be epic. Thank you loads. - Queen Allysibeth

Question by Queen Allysibeth    |  last reply


Arduino can control the temp, humidity, light, CO2 into my greenhouse?

Hello, can anyone tell me if Arduino can control in a greenhouse these parameters? - temperature - humidity - CO2 - light ..? I need for a temp, humidity rate, CO2 rate and so on the Arduino activates different tools in my greenhouse. Thanks!

Topic by NeroInferno    |  last reply


How to identify mushroom / fungus growing in watermelon pot.?

  The medium used is coco peat from south India. The fertilizer used is organic seaweed imported from South Africa. I want to know whether its an infestation or beneficial for my plant growth? THE PIC:http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/f6196f211f.jpg

Question by charmneo    |  last reply


Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin!

How to create your own Super Mario Brothers 1-up LED powered Pumpkin! A greatchange from your standard, boring Jack-o-Lantern.http://hacknmod.com/displayMOD.php?hack=561

Topic by Joe426  


How do I make a giant mushroom that can support an 80lb kid for an Alice in Wonderland play?

I want this mushroom to be cool and look really good for the play. I was thinking a wood structure and a chicken wire for the shaping but what do I fill it with to support the weight of a kid? Or any better ideas for the whole thing? Thanks!

Question by irvinecb    |  last reply


squirrel trap? Answered

Ive got squirrels, and they keep on hiding mushrooms all around the hitch area of my 5th wheel camper. ive tossed the mushrooms, but the squirrels just bring them back. i already tried the simple box, stick, string & bait, but that didn't work. the squirrels were too smart for that. i dont want to resort to killing the squirrels, and detering them didn't work. can someone help me build a trap so i can relocate these little buggers?

Question by zack247    |  last reply


Fungal Fun: What are these small blue slimy wild mushrooms? And what about these big red buddies? And these...?

Small Blue Slimy Mushrooms?  Found these blue mushrooms peeking out from under damp, decomposing fallen foliage and such, behind our shed (location: Vermont).  These were maybe less than 2" tall, and they were slimy (sorta "doctored" the photo by carefully brushing away debris including pine needles that were sticking to the mushroom tops).  They're so cute!  Big Red "Ugly" Mushrooms?And while I'm at it with asking a mushroom related question, what are these big red ugly buddies?  They were found right nearby the blue babies above, but were growing off of a mossy tree stump.Wavy White/Brown Mushrooms?And while we're at the stump, what's this neat wavy growth?  It was on the top of this particular stump.White Fungal Growth?And again, with the stump, on the eastern side of it was this white fungal growth that I don't know what is either.Thought I'd include a photo of all the above discoveries together, since they in fact were found in just the same area.Giant Face-Sized Mushroom?This photo was taken two years ago, but since I'm asking all these mushroom related questions, thought I'd spew them all out.  So, what's this giant/face-sized one?Location for all this fungal fun is rural northern Vermont.  Having a hard time searching online, and just was hoping I might get lucky like last time with my asking about the dog puke fungus and green slime identification.  There's just so many neat things outside! :-)

Question by Pompom    |  last reply


Floppy Disk Bag, Mushroom Night Light, Giant Gummi

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Topic by randofo  


Tis nice to find out now.....about raw cultivated mushrooms....

I just found out that is it unwise to eat many cultivated mushrooms raw. I finished up 3 pieces of pizza I had placed some sliced Oyster mushrooms on for flavor. If I don't sign in tomorrow morning, I am in the hospital :-) it is said that only sensitive people will be effected by the toxins......nice ! :-(UPDATE: I seem not to be sensitive nor particularly vulnerable to this toxin probably because I have ingested so many raw baby portabellas from salad bars :-)

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Is it right to grow oyster mushrooms on cotton-seed & use Formalin + water for pasteurization?

Hello Rocketsurgery! It's my first time growing oyster mushrooms. I am using "cotton-seed" as a growing medium since it's the material I can find in my area. And for pasteurization, I add "Formalin" into water and soak it for 2:30- 3:00 hrs. This is how the instructors in my area told me.  Do you think I'm doing  it the right way OR  Do you have any suggestion on how I  should grow it better???

Question by Hani4j    |  last reply


Arduino Prank Remote, LED Matrix Display, Grow Gourmet Mushrooms

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Topic by randofo    |  last reply


trying to make a giant alice in wonderland caterpillar to sit on giant mushroom?

Trying to make a giant alice in wonderland caterpillar out of chicken wire or whatever. Need some ideas on how to make him look blue and with details on face and feet? What is the best thing to make him out of? is it better to spray with foam or paper mach, material or or suggestions ? I have the mushroom so just need the caterpillar. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you

Question by lenetta.martincarnes    |  last reply


How to build a pressurized hot water extraction system at home for extracting mushroom

I am currently looking to build a system that will allow me to boil medecinal mushroom under pressure. Why you ask? Because studies have shown that high temp under normal pressure will destroy the chitin( the building block of mushroom as opposed to cellulose for plants), but will also destroy most of the medecinal compound. What is needed here is a system that can sustain pressure of around 55 psi minimum. My first guess is to get a pressure vessel that can whitstand more than the required 55 psi in order to limit the risk of failure and explosion. See an example here ; https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alloy-Products-Pressure-Vessel-Tank-135PSI-100-F-w-McDaniel-Gauge/183110238087?hash=item2aa2387f87:g:0DUAAOSwbmFanWiEI do not need more than 1 liter for the pressure vessel but it seams that they don't make them smaller than a gallon. Now the big question is, how do I get the water boiling using one of those tank? I can't just put it on a stove! But if you know of something can could safely reach 55 psi and go on the stove please let me know.Also I was wondering what keeps the pressure inside the container? Does it need a water pump to maintain pressure by pushing more water in the vessel or does it merely builds pressure with steam until it reaches his capacity?Thanks to anyone who's willing to give me some pointer, I truly appreciate.

Question by DominiqueR25    |  last reply


Condensed soup or not?

Im making a vegetarian version of the recipe below.Its a casserole - type dish and calls for 2 10 oz cans of cream of mushroom soup to be added to the rest of the ingredients.It does not make any mention of using condensed soup, just says 2 10oz cans of cream of mushroom soup.Just curious for those have made this type of dish to confirm one way or the other as to what to add.

Question by jamesbowers    |  last reply


Random chatting about the show.

I would like to know why the mushroom wars happened and who was the battle between?

Topic by Aralooloo    |  last reply


Single LED, single battery module for inserting in a small wood sculpture?

I'd like to find a source for a self-contained LED unit with battery and switch for inserting into a carved (turned, actually) mushroom. An AAA battery would almost be too large but would be ok for lack of anything else. Something cheap, with a pushbutton switch on the bottom, that would fit in the stem of the mushroom. Any leads would be appreciated, thanks!

Topic by kenearlg    |  last reply


Elder trades

Monster Hunter Monster Forest Elder Trade List FAQ FAQ written by S-Hiryu, WorldZero.com Created on October 3, 2004 Version: 1.04 Contents 1) How to Use this Guide 2) Forest and Hills (Area 7) Alphabetical Order 3) Forest and Hills (Area 7) Order of Priority 4) Jungle (Area 5) Alphabetical Order 5) Jungle (Area 5) Order of Priority 6) Swamp (Area 1) Alphabetical Order 7) Swamp (Area 1) Order of Priority 8) Free Items 9) Contact and Copyright 1) How to Use this Guide The Forest Elder is an NPC who may be spoken with, and depending on the items in your possession, he may offer you a trade. Below is a list of each trade depending on what map you visit the Elder in. The Elder will only be in one specific area on each map. This is located in the parenthesis after the name of each map. For example, "Forest and Hills (Area 7)" means that the Elder may be found in Area 7 of the Forest and Hills map. Each map has two lists, an alphabetized list and an order of priority list. The alphabetized list is simply a list of the items given and received in alphabetical order. The item given is on the left, the item received is on the right. For example, "Gravios Carapace -> Diablos Spine" means if you have a Gravios Carapace in your possession and speak to the Elder, he will offer you a Diablos Spine in return. If you possess no items the Elder wants, he will instead offer you advice. The list is alphabetized by order of the item received (item on the right). The second list for each map is the order of priority list. The Elder will always look to trade the items highest on this list first and foremost. This means if you have an Insect Husk (the item with the highest priority) he will trade you for that before he will offer to trade for the item next on the priority list. If the item next on the list is not in your possession, he will move on to the one after that, and so on. The Elder will only trade with you four times on a single quest. The Elder will always base his trades on the priority lists. The list is prioritized by order of the item given (item on the left). During certain quests, Special Mushroom trades are not available. In such situations, the Elder will instead look for Iron Ore and offer a Small Monster Bone in its place. 2) Forest and Hills (Area 7) Alphabetical Order Gravios Carapace -> Diablos Spine Garbage -> Fire Heb Pawprint Stamp -> Firefly Diablos Spine -> Gravios Carapace Fatalis' Eye -> Kirin Hide Rathian Plate -> Lao-Shan's Scale Rathalos Plate -> Lao-Shan's Shell Blos Fang -> Large Monster Bone Dragonite Ore -> Large Monster Bone Machalite Ore -> Medium Monster Bone Piscine Jaw -> Medium Monster Bone Pale Lips -> Pale Bone Kut-Ku Ear -> Plesioth Fin Kut-Ku Shell -> Plesioth Scale Cephalos Fin -> Rathalos Webbing Firestone -> Rathalos Wing Majestic Horn -> Rathalos Wing Lightcrystal -> Rathian Spike Iron Ore -> Small Monster Bone Cactus Flower -> Special Mushroom Felvine -> Special Mushroom Fire Heb -> Special Mushroom Insect Husk -> Special Mushroom Mystery Bone -> Stunshroom Gravios Head -> Vespoid Abdomen Gravios Wing -> Vespoid Abdomen Crimson Horn -> Wyvern Marrow Monoblos Spine -> Wyvern Marrow 3) Forest and Hills (Area 7) Order of Priority Insect Husk -> Special Mushroom Cactus Flower -> Special Mushroom Felvine -> Special Mushroom Fire Heb -> Special Mushroom Iron Ore -> Small Monster Bone Machalite Ore -> Medium Monster Bone Dragonite Ore -> Large Monster Bone Crimson Horn -> Wyvern Marrow Majestic Horn -> Rathalos Wing Lightcrystal -> Rathian Spike Kut-Ku Shell -> Plesioth Scale Kut-Ku Ear -> Plesioth Fin Cephalos Fin -> Rathalos Webbing Blos Fang -> Large Monster Bone Piscine Jaw -> Medium Monster Bone Diablos Spine -> Gravios Carapace Gravios Carapace -> Diablos Spine Gravios Head -> Vespoid Abdomen Gravios Wing -> Vespoid Abdomen Monoblos Spine -> Wyvern Marrow Rathian Plate -> Lao-Shan's Scale Rathalos Plate -> Lao-Shan's Shell Fatalis' Eye -> Kirin Hide Firestone -> Rathalos Wing Pale Lips -> Pale Bone Mystery Bone -> Stunshroom Garbage -> Fire Heb Pawprint Stamp -> Firefly 4) Jungle (Area 5) Alphabetical Order Wyvern Marrow -> Ancient PotionRathian Claw -> ArmorskinSleep Sac -> ArmorskinRathalos Scale -> CatalystRathian Scale -> CatalystStun Sac -> CatalystFlame Sac -> DemondrugRathalos Claw -> DemondrugRathalos Shell -> Dragon ToadstoolRathian Shell -> Dragon ToadstoolElectro Sac -> ImmunizerPoison Sac -> LifecrystalsBullfango Head -> Max PotionMosswine Head -> Max PotionMosswine Hide -> Max PotionSmall Lobstershell -> Mega ArmorskinPawprint Stamp -> Mega BugnetLarge Lobstershell -> Mega DemondrugBlos Fang -> Mega JuiceBlos Jaw -> Pale ExtractPiscine Fang -> Power ExtractGarbage -> ScreamerInsect Husk -> Special MushroomCactus Flower -> Special MushroomSushfish -> Special MushroomFire Herb -> Special MushroomMystery Bone -> ToadstoolCephalos Fin -> Twisted HornPlesioth Fin -> Twisted Horn 5) Jungle (Area 5) Order of Priority Insect Husk -> Special MushroomCactus Flower -> Special MushroomSushfish -> Special MushroomFire Herb -> Special MushroomRathalos Claw -> DemondrugRathian Claw -> ArmorskinRathalos Scale -> CatalystRathian Scale -> CatalystRathalos Shell -> Dragon ToadstoolRathian Shell -> Dragon ToadstoolPiscine Fang -> Power ExtractBlos Fang -> Mega JuiceBlos Jaw -> Pale ExtractMosswine Head -> Max PotionMosswine Hide -> Max PotionBullfango Head -> Max PotionFlame Sac -> DemondrugElectro Sac -> ImmunizerPoison Sac -> LifecrystalsStun Sac -> CatalystSleep Sac -> ArmorskinWyvern Marrow -> Ancient PotionSmall Lobstershell -> Mega ArmorskinLarge Lobstershell -> Mega DemondrugMystery Bone -> ToadstoolGarbage -> ScreamerCephalos Fin -> Twisted HornPlesioth Fin -> Twisted HornPawprint Stamp -> Mega Bugnet 6) Swamp (Area 1) Alphabetical Order Gravios Carapace -> Dragonite OreGravios Head -> FirestoneLao-Shan's Spine -> FirestoneSmall Monster Bone -> Iron OreGravios Wing -> Large LobstershellGiant Beak -> LightcrystalKirin Mane -> LightcrystalRathalos Wing -> LightcrystalWyvern Marrow -> LightcrystalBasarios Shell -> Machalite OreKut-Ku Ear -> Machalite OreMedium Monster Bone -> Machalite OreRathalos Claw -> Machalite OreRathalos Tail -> Machalite OreRathian Claw -> Machalite OreRathian Spike -> Machalite OrePawprint Stamp -> Mega PickaxeGarbage -> Sap PlantMystery Bone -> Sleep HerbBasaios Wing -> Small LobstershellInsect Husk -> Special MushroomIvy -> Special MushroomBlue Mushroom -> Special MushroomHoney -> Special MushroomHornet Bladefin -> Union OrePale Bone -> Union OreVespoid Bladefin -> Union OreVespoid Abdomen -> Novacrystal 7) Swamp (Area 1) Order of Priority Insect Husk -> Special MushroomIvy -> Special MushroomBlue Mushroom -> Special MushroomHoney -> Special MushroomSmall Monster Bone -> Iron OreMedium Monster Bone -> Machalite OreBasarios Shell -> Machalite OreGravios Carapace -> Dragonite OreRathalos Wing -> LightcrystalRathalos Claw -> Machalite OreRathian Claw -> Machalite OrePale Bone -> Union OreGravios Head -> FirestoneGravios Wing -> Large LobstershellBasaios Wing -> Small LobstershellLao-Shan's Spine -> FirestoneKirin Mane -> LightcrystalRathalos Tail -> Machalite OreWyvern Marrow -> LightcrystalHornet Bladefin -> Union OreVespoid Bladefin -> Union OreKut-Ku Ear -> Machalite OreGiant Beak -> LightcrystalRathian Spike -> Machalite OreMystery Bone -> Sleep HerbGarbage -> Sap PlantPawprint Stamp -> Mega PickaxeVespoid Abdomen -> Novacrystal 8) Free Items If you trade with the Elder two or more times with at least one other opportunity to trade with him (based on the fact that the Elder will trade with you four times before getting angry and shooing you away) he may give you a free item for nothing in return. This list is the same as the order of priority list, in which the game checks the item on the top of the list first, only this time you have a random chance of getting that item. If the top item was not "won", the game moves onto the next, and checks to see if you "win" that, and so on, until an item is finally obtained or you fail to win every item. The percentage after the item is the chance you have of obtaining said item before moving on to the next opportunity (only if the previous item was not won). Sap Plant -> 10%Small Bone Husk -> 10%Potion -> 10%Blue Mushroom -> 10%Special Mushroom -> 10%Cricket -> 8%Insect Husk -> 8%Knife Mackerel -> 8%Kut-Ku Scale -> 8%Small Monster Bone -> 6%Old Pickaxe -> 6%Scatterfish -> 1%Max Potion -> 1%Machalite Ore -> 1%Power Seed -> 1%Armor Seed -> 1%Godbug -> 1% 9) Contact and CopyrightCopyright - 2004 S-Hiryu, WorldZero.com This FAQ may not be reproduced under any circumstance except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site other than WorldZero.com or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. Submitted by S-Hiryu - Created 5/1/07 (Last Modified 5/2/07)See All Monster Hunter Walkthroughs and FAQs

Topic by jellybean10122  


how to maintain humidity in a room with naturally in winter?

HI, Please let me know how to maintain humidity in a room either in any season. I need it for Mushroom cultivation. Thanks

Question by balamashrooms    |  last reply


To transform liquid extraction into powder?

I would like to transform liquid extraction (reishi, shiitake and maitake mushroom) into powder to be capsule for storage and more controlled measured dosage. Is it possible also without fillers?

Question by SofyanK    |  last reply


i am making an arduino automated mushroom climate control , i want to control the humidity of two rooms using relays?

Using arduino uno , pressure pump ,two solenoid valves  i want to control the humidity of two rooms . my planning that when the humidity of room no 1 falls below 80 the relay for pressure pump and the relay for that specific solenoid have to turn on and turned off if the humidity is above 90. The same procedure for the next room . As i am using single pressure pump for both rooms ...i am finding difficulties for reading two DHT11 and controlling three relay .....  

Question by abhisuma    |  last reply


trebuchet? Answered

I'm thinking about building a 1 meter high (working) model of a trebuchet. does anyone have advice on this, like what can go wrong, which materials, lengths, etc. and what could be used as a projectile? note: i know perfectly what a trebuchet is, and how it works. i just don't have experience with model building.

Question by necropolian    |  last reply


PDF-DL is somehow corrupted

I just tryed to DL 2 PDFs of instructables and they didnt come as expected... Stuck at 99%. So i canceled and redid them... See attrachment for result. Canceled again and retryed again, same result... The URLs of the 2 downloads: https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Personal-Mushroom-Farm/Personal-Mushroom-Farm.pdf https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C.pdf Firefox 29.01 15.5.2014 23:15 CET (GMT+1+DST)

Topic by Orngrimm    |  last reply


frying stuff Answered

I just got a fryer for christmas. My family and I have been thinking of things to fry with it. Aside from fries, we thought of mushrooms, onion rings, and some other things. I was wondering, what are some things that we can make?

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Avatar the last airbender quotes

The first forum topic for te avatar group. here you post quotes from the show that you thought were funny or jsut plain weird! PLease post who said it and what episode it was in! Have fun! I'm up first! Book earth The desert Sokka: "IT'S A GIANT... MUSHROOM!!..... MAYBE IT'S FRIENDLY!!!!  

Topic by Tornado96    |  last reply


Steampunk Flash Drive, USB Sea Monkeys, Homemade Toothpaste

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Topic by randofo  


question about something important

Perfect me if im wrong but i dont think the following instructables should be in this contest: Super mario bros! LED mushroom halloween pumpkin LED handie LED & Fiber Optic New Years Party - HacknMod.com they entered before the competition started. please say if im right. thank you EDIT: thanks for all of your answers! this is good to know i guess otherwise i wouldnt sleep this night goodnight everyone Dunnos

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BBQ PDQ Contest Winners

Instructables is happy to announce the winners of the BBQ PDQ Contest. Since this was a speed contest, all of the winners were determined by user votes. One of the winners, rsub8, had two winning entries and so the entry with the higher votes was recognized. Also, linuxmom was the winner of the linux family, but LinuxH4x0r and Tuxgirl were very close in winning shirts of their own.As always, there are many more awesome Instructables than there are winners. I will be attempting to make my own horseradish in the future and enjoyed the BBQ Hero tips as well as the Tuna Steak Sandwich.A big "thank you" to all who entered and if you didn't win we will be having more contests in the future.Now, on with the winners! Runners-Up The authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Elderflower Champagne! A cool crisp BBQ booze Ultimate Bacon Sausage Dogs Easy Mediterranean Summer Salad Grilled Peaches First PrizeThe authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables apron and an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Fresh Ground Beef Burgers by rsub8 "1UP Mushroom" Mushroom Burger!by momo! Delicious BBQ: Fall Off the Bone Beef Ribs by Mr. Rig It

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Instructable Published but not there

So I posted this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Mario-Mushroom-T-shirt-Recon/  24 hours ago and I think it just showed up on the site.  I still can't find it in recent at all, so I'm not sure if it's fully there yet.  I know it probably just got stuck in the filters.  So my question is; is there any reason it got stuck?  Like is there something I can do to help my future instructables not to get stuck?  Any feedback is welcome! Thanks!

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Contest banner missing in some accepted entries

I have two different contest entries that have been accepted and they show up on their respective contest pages, but the voting banner is not displaying inside the instructables.https://www.instructables.com/id/Mushroom-Powder-L...https://www.instructables.com/id/Ender-3-Pro-Initi...This appears to be a sporadic issue since two other contest entries that were submitted around the same time in different contests have the voting banner displaying properly.https://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Eclair-...https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Tripod-Q...

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The Oddity Fair... I Was There

Mutated Mini Fest performed by Les Claypool, Saul Williams, the Secret Cheif's 3, and Devotchka.The concert was at the Agora on the 22 in Cleveland and it cool AND weird at the same time. The songs that were on the PA as they were swaping things out were really weird. I took some videos while I was there of Les Claypool. Would you call Les Claypool Steampunk or not? Ask in Commments below.Mushroom Men- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBs3pGHmN6sRed State Girl- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDlIcDYvqUgUnknown- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDLKysO7RzI

Topic by Clayton H.  


What is this hammer axe wedge tool? Answered

It's real old, as you can see the head of it is mushroomed from use. On the bottom it says "Champion tool co. Meadville, Pa" From googling I believe Champion tool company turned into Channellock. I thought it may have something to do with farrying, which is horshoeing, but it looks like its been used pretty hard as a wedge. It has a weird skinny handle. It's definitely a cast piece. I couldnt seem to find any other examples of this particular Champion tool co. 'wedge hammer'. Not on ebay nor google. Just wondering if someone would have any more info about it or possibly know the value of it.  

Question by avocadostains    |  last reply


Ideas for a Nature/Jungle style bedroom?

Hello everyone, I'm getting a new bedroom and i'm looking for ideas on how to decorate it. The walls are light green and i really like a Nature/Jungle type of style. I also like the use of bamboo, wood, and big natural rocks and stones. A bit like this: http://dornob.com/magic-mushroom-private-retro-rustic-mountain-lodge/?ref=search But with some more plants and green colours. I'd like ideas on wall decorations, lamps, desks, beds or anything else you can think of. I'm also a bit of a geek, so natural or jungle themed speakers, or other computer accessories would look awesome. It's not gonna be a kid's bedroom, so keep that in mind Let your mind go wild!

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[newsletter] Burger Recipes, Hot Tub, Italian Wedding...

July 3, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! O'Reilly Media (publishers of MAKE) are working on an Instructables book. To see how you can win a mention in the book, check out our new Book Contest. The Robot Contest has been extended for two week.! The new deadline for entries is now July 13, so show off your robot's best features! Both the Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest and the BBQ PDQ Contest close for entries this weekend. Use these last few days to enter an awesome Instructable to win greta travel books or an Instructables apron. Upcoming: Next week we'll be starting our Horny Toad Invent-a-Sport Contest. Win a ton of cool clothes from Horny Toad by submitting your own original sport! "1UP Mushroom" Mushroom Burger! by momo! Traveling by Scooter by dbc1218 Put A Spring In Your Step by xclinic Waikiki 'ahi (Tuna Steak) Sandwich by sbdesigns The Elivinator Project by GWJax Wood-Fired Ocean Hot Tub by nagutron How to Build The BeetleBot v2 by robomaniac Fresh Ground Beef Burgers by rsub8 A Garden Shower in 10 minutes for $8 by Camillo Miller Robot Costume With LEDs by joshf Make your own horseradish by knarx KidWash : PVC Sprinkler Water Toy by m32825 Extended for two weeks! Get published in the Instructables book! Closes for entries on July 6th! A "Jungle Cruise" Playhouse by madhatter1138 How to Get Married in Italy by fungus amungus Incredible HULK Nintendo Wii by BeerBellyJoe Prince Caspian's Sword by KaptinScarlet Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Smurfs (bizarre)

When I take a holiday in Wales we always listen to "The Smurfs" (Father Abraham in Smurfland) - it's a tradition. Hence the phrase "The Smurfs have finished" meaning "Someone change the record". If you've not been exposed to this yet, see here: Then there's "Smurfing beer" - quote: "you don't get drunk and it isn't dear" (It isn't beer) www.youtube.com/watch The Pinoccio song questions - quote "Pinoccio, Pinoccio, why are you made of wood?" www.youtube.com/watch The annoying but up-beat Dippety-Do song: www.youtube.com/watch Looking at the album cover I wonder exactly what happens when the floating-head of Father Abraham appears in Smurfland - do they panic and start singing lest he smite them? (Notice the bad image job where the top of a mushroom-house has been cropped off on the right)

Topic by lemonie    |  last reply


Giant Match, Laser Flashlight Hack, Wooden Bike, Water Recycling...

Function clickclear(thisfield, defaulttext) {if (thisfield.value == defaulttext) {thisfield.value = "";}}Sign-up for our newsletter subscribe August 9, 2007 Welcome back! With the Go Green Contest going on we've been seeing some cool new Instructables. The hacker spirit is alive and well. Check them out below. Biotour.org Waste Vegetable Oil Conversion Diesel Bus Get a look at how this bus runs on a diet of nothing but vegetable oil.posted by TimAnderson on Aug 7, 2007 Laser Flashlight Hack!! Turn a MiniMag flashlight into a powerful DVD laser pointer! posted by Kipkay on Aug 7, 2007 Iron body - part II. Breaking stones and concrete Learn the secret behind this strongman classic.posted by sam noyoun on Aug 8, 2007 Giant Match Harness the power of 15,000 matches for an 8-foot strike-anywhere match.posted by Tetranitrate on Aug 2, 2007 Hydroponic Bog Garden (Water Recycling) Treat your waste water and grow a nice little garden in the process.posted by Biotank on Aug 8, 2007 Win a hybrid bike! Over $3,000 in prizes from amazon.com! $5,000 top prize! Growing Mushrooms: PF Tek Learn to grow a wide variety of mushrooms with the PF Tek growing technique.posted by nak on Aug 9, 2007 Earbud cord wrapper in 5 minutes or less! Put any old plastic card to use with just a few simple cuts.posted by spacematters on Aug 6, 2007 Recreate a Vanishing Ecosystem: The Eastern Vernal Pool Create your local breeding ground and help the local critters survive.posted by Tool Using Animal on Aug 6, 2007 Wooden Wedge Bike Build a simple bike that fits many sizes of rider. No welding required.posted by Woodenbikes on Aug 5, 2007 Now go build something awesome, and I'll see you next week! -Eric

Topic by lebowski  


All people who had an acount on Nsider, come here!

Okay, for those of you have not heard of Nsider, it's the official Nintendo forum on Nintendo.com. (don't go looking for it, it got shut down. >.>) For those of you who HAVE had an account on there before, this is the thread for you. I was SuperMushroomMan (nerdy, eh? -.-) and I had about 3,000 posts. I had friends, mostly everyone did. And then, after almost three years, NOA_ANDY came along and shut us down without even a warning. Then, most moved on to other forums. I didn't go on many. I tried, but couldn't find a lot that met up even to half the standards of Nsider. Then, a couple days ago, I came here and I like it and yeah and ect. ect. ect. If you're from Nsider, please respond, tell me who you were, don't lie about you're post count and yeah. Thanks. Whatever. >.>

Topic by green donut  


Monster hunter

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Full combination list : +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1.Potion = Blue Mushroom + Herb 2.Mega Potion = Potion(1)+ Honey 3.Nutrients = Blue Mushroom + Godbug 4.Mega Nutrients = Nutrients(3)+ Honey 5.Antidote = Antidote Herb + Blue Mushroom 6.Herbal Medicine = Cactus Flower + Bitterbug 7.Max Potion = Mega Nutrients(4)+ Dragon Toadstool 8.Ancient Potion = Imunizer(10)+ Kelbi Horn 9.Catalyst=Bitterbug+Honey 10.Imunizer=Catalyst(9)+Dragon Toadstool 11.Power Juice=Catalyst(9)+Rare Steak 12.Mega Juice = Power Extract + Well Done Steak 13.Demondrug = Catalyst(9)+ Power Seed 14.Mega Demondrug = Pale Extract + Demondrug(13) 15.Armourskin = Catalyst(9)+ Armour Seed 16.Mega Armourskin = Pale Extract + Armourskin(15) 17.Poisoned Meat = Raw Meat + Toadstool 18.Tainted Meat = Raw Meat + Stunshroom 19.Drugged Meat = Raw Meat + Sleep Herb 20.Bomb Material = Stone + Sap Plant 21.Smoke Bomb = Bomb Material(20)+ Ivy 22.Flash Bomb = Bomb Material(20)+ Flashbug 23.Dung Bomg = Bomb Material(20)+ Dung 24.Paintball = Paintberry + Sap Plant 25.Gunpowder = Nitroshroom + Fire Herb 26.Small Barrel Bomb = Small Barrel + Fire Herb 27.Large Barrel Bomb = Large Barrel + Gunpowder(25) 28.Sonic Bomb = Gunpowder(25)+ Screamer 29.Net = Spiderweb + Ivy 30.Pitfall Trap = Net(29)+ Trap Tool 31.Tuna Bait = Worm + Yambug 32.Arrowana Bait = Cricket + Bughopper 33.Goldenfish Bait = Firefly + Snakebee Larva 34.Antiseptic Stone = Bitterbug + Earth Crystal 35.Lifecrystals = Godbug + Wyvern Fang 36.Lifepowder = Lifecrystals(35)+ Wyvern Claw 37.Health Flute = Lifepowder(36)+ Flute 38.Antidote flute = Antiseptic stone(34)+ Flute 39.Demon Flute = Mega Demondrug(13)+ Med Monster Bone 40.Armour Flute = Mega Armourskin(15) + Med Monster Bone 41.Normal S Lv2 = Huskberry + Needleberry 42.Normal S Lv3 = Huskberry + Rumblefish 43.Pierce S Lv1 = Huskberry + Velociprey Fang 44.Pierce S Lv2 = Huskberry + Pin Tuna 45.Pierce S Lv3 = Sm Bone Husk + Pin Tuna 46.Pellet S Lv1 = Huskberry + Scatternut 47.Pellet S Lv2 = Huskberry + Wyvern Fang 48.Pellet S Lv3 = Sm Bone Husk + Wyvern Fang 49.Crag S Lv1 = Huskberry + Burst Arrowana 50.Crag S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Burst Arrowana 51.Crag S Lv3 = Lg Bone Husk + Bomb Arrowana 52.Clust S Lv1 = Huskberry + Bomberry 53.Clust S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Wyvern Claw 54.Clust S Lv3 = Lg Bone Husk + Scatterfish 55.Disk S = Huskberry + Disk Stone 56.Recover S Lv1 = Huskberry + Herb 57.Recover S Lv2 = Huskberry + Potion(1) 58.Poison S Lv1 = Huskberry + Toadstool 59.Poison S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Ioprey Fang 60.Stun S Lv1 = Huskberry + Stunshroom 61.Stun S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Genprey Fang 62.Sleep S Lv1 = Huskberry + Sleep Herb 63.Sleep S Lv2 = Sm Bone Husk + Sleepyfish 64.Paint S = Huskberry + Paintberry 65.Antidote S = Huskberry + Antidote Herb 66.Demon S= Huskberry + Power Seed 67.Armour S = Huskberry + Armour Seed 68.Dragon S = Lg Bone Husk + Dragon Seed 69.Dung S = Huskberry + Dung Now dont ask for Items combinations anymore they all are here... once i get MHF I'll add the new ones if theres some

Topic by jellybean10122  


i want 2 build my own weather house, those twee lil things with the lil man that comes out when it rains, any thorts?

i've loved those twee little weather houses since i was a child and am desperate to have one for my own child. however looking at them again i find them not as attractive as my little girl eyes did and have found only 1 slightly retro mushroom version to buy,in which i feel the figures are not particularly well crafted. being quite creative i thought i'd have a go at making my own but,having no clue how, looked up kits. i found 1, quite sweet, sunny camel comes out rainy - gorilla. great for my son's room but i want to watch the magic myself and not sure that would sit well on my kitchen windowsill. any idea's on what to use, will guitar string work for the gut string? and do i need the right tension/balance/measurements? any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. thanks all.

Question by alex de    |  last reply


"Steps" in instructables don't fit my needs

I am writting and instructable which will be rather long (5 hours of works to make the "thing", about 20 photos to document everythings). I like very much the "steps" because PART of the instructables fit really well in them, basically it's good for telling "do that, then do that, then that". BUT, often between steps you have things that are not steps, in my case there is : -Introduction (how I've found the idea, skills and knoledge involved, ...) -Discusison about why I do what I do in the steps (when I tryed 4 differents solutions, I want to include the discussion so people learn, but in the "step" I'd just want to put what must be done, not the things which did not work. So, what I'd like to write my instructables is : -Chapters will allow to put texte about the project, but not about how to do it (introduction, discussions, sourcing the parts / material, references, links to other instructables, ...), chapter would have their own comments and pictures. -Chapters would zero or one "Working Sessions", which correspond to a set of step one should do in a row (same tools involved, same place, no need for things to dry, ...). They would include a name, an optionnal "time definition" to tell how long / when the included steps are made ("days one", "days two", "after glue has dryed", "once the plant has grown more than an inch", ...), and a "preparment" part (including the needed tools / material for the steps, things to check for security, ...), and, of course, one to any number of steps. -Steps would only tell "how to DO the thing", no discussion. They would include comments (for help on how to do this particular step), and pictures. It would be very fine grained. As an example, you would have 'step 1 : cute the tube, step 2, sand the edges of the tube", and you could have one photo for each of those steps. Actual steps are more like "step 1 : introduction (nothing to do), step 2 : "cute the tube in pieces, sand them, and glue them together" (thought other people may make 3 different step for those three actions). -A special view (aviable only to registered users ?) would present only the "working sessions" with their steps, so you can have "full view" (with blabla) when you read about the instructable, but only the needed tools / part / time and steps when you are actually doing your new BMW Z3 Mario Kart Mod'. Also, I'd like to be able to refer "working session" or "chapters". If i write an instructable about making a mushroom shaped led lamp, maybe I'll want to write all the part about doing the mushroom and puting the leds in them, and then say "no make the power supply and put the resistors as describbed in XXXXX". Of course, the "XXXX" (chapter of working set) is not part of my instructables, but would be included when I select the "working sessions view". Mmm... I am a Domain Analyst, I work with computers and all... I Hope what I just took the time to write makes sense and don't bother everybody :-$

Topic by treg    |  last reply


Amigurumi doll

Http://www.google.com/imgres?q=amigurumi+naruto&um;=1&hl;=en&sa;=N&tbo;=d&biw;=1366&bih;=596&tbm;=isch&tbnid;=OA233Gg8zSorxM:&imgrefurl;=http://craftydork.blogspot.com/2010/08/naruto-uzumaki-amigurumi.html&docid;=SkfbdeXelRzg8M&imgurl;=http://i940.photobucket.com/albums/ad242/JennyDork/Custom%252520Amigurumi/DSCN5871.jpg&w;=448&h;=592&ei;=3OutUMeIK4aRhQedmYGICA&zoom;=1&iact;=rc&dur;=161&sig;=112930114174837872069&page;=1&tbnh;=139&tbnw;=100&start;=0&ndsp;=25&ved;=1t:429,r:11,s:0,i:120&tx;=27&ty;=117 Hi Everybody,  I'm new to this forum and I was wondering if I could get some help... It'd be very much appreciated. So Ive just recently taken up amigurumi and Ive done some basic things like poke balls and mario mushrooms, easy enough. However,I want to move on to makng dolls. In particular I want to make a Naruto doll like the one in the link Ive attached. Im finding it difficult to find a pattern for this exact shape of doll though, and also I think I would like to make it smaller anyway.... would anyone be able to give me any advice on this? Actually if anyone knew of any video tutorials on making this shape doll that'd be even better. Also, regarding the colour change in the body, I know how to do a basic colour change where you would have say a row of red and then you change it to white so that the whole next row is white, but if you look at this doll there's a line of black going vertically up his torso and Im not sure how I would go about this type of colour change? It seems complicated? Like I said I would be sooooo grateful for any help anyone could give... I want to make this for someone special :) Thanks guys :)

Topic by radfordr    |  last reply