Tag Archives: Rachel Sargent

When mushrooms attack
The Outside Story
December 15, 2015

When mushrooms attack

By Rachel Sargent The oyster mushroom: delicious, frequently spotted on veggie pizzas, and predatory. That’s right. The hyphae of many fungi, including the oyster mushroom, attack and paralyze prey. Then,…

The Outside Story: Spider silk
The Outside Story
July 31, 2015

The Outside Story: Spider silk

By Rachel Sargent There is an all-natural material, produced at room temperature, that can be used to build homes, to make protective coverings, to hunt and trap, and even to…

Pass the pie…and crickets?
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November 25, 2014

Pass the pie…and crickets?

By Rachel Sargent As you put together a dinner plan for this Thanksgiving, perhaps you’re looking for something to add a little variety to the traditional holiday meal, or ways…