DNA, Microscopy, Psilocybes and More with Alan Rockefeller – Mushroom Revival

DNA, Microscopy, Psilocybes and More with Alan Rockefeller

Today we talk with the impressively knowledgeable mycologist, Alan Rockefeller. We cover fungal microscopy, DNA barcoding, psilocybe mushrooms, bioluminescent fungi and more. Get inspired to discover new species, spend more time in the forest, and dive deeper into the micro world of fungi in this episode.

Alan Rockefeller specializes in mushroom taxonomy. He has been collecting mushrooms for 17 years, and has traveled to Mexico to collect mushrooms for the past 11 years. Alan is a network security expert, a moderator at the Shroomery Mushroom Hunting and Identification Forum, and posts all of his mushroom photographs on mushroomobserver.org. When he is not hunting mushrooms Alan spends his time looking at mushrooms under the microscope, soldering electronics, hacking unix and sequencing mushroom DNA.

SHOW NOTES/LINKS

Fungal Microscopy Group

AM Scope B120

Nikon Small World

Mushroom Expert

GENEWIZ

iNaturalist

GenBank

Injury‐Triggered Blueing Reactions of Psilocybe “Magic” Mushrooms