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General News · 5th August 2016
Cortes Museum is looking for information on Fomitopsis officinalis dead or alive. Please be advised not to disturb the individual in their native habitat - it could be dangerous for both parties. The Museum is only after location information, or stories and myths you may know.

Also known around town as Agarikon, or 'ghosts bread' this individual can usually be found hanging around in old growth forests, especially with the Douglas fir, Spruce and Hemlock trees. It is not uncommon for it to be found high in the trees. If you would like a closer look at the fungus in question come see the Big Tree Exhibit at the Cortes Museum featuring Agarikon specimens.

Want to learn more about this unique fungus and it's medical properties? Can it help save humans and the world? Join the Museum when Paul Stamets gives a talk on Agarikon, August 18th at 7:30 pm in the Manson's Landing Hall. With admission by donation you won't want to miss this chance to hear from a man committed to the search for Agarikon.

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