Tinder fungus

Hi! Today I want to say a few words about tinder.

Tinder is a fungus that grows on the trunks of trees. Tinder increase for a long time, the duration of the increase can reach 30 years. The germination of the fungus has the form of a bracket which has a size between 10 to 30 cm and a thickness of up to 20 cm. Neolithic period, was used to ignite tinder fire. In the middle ages it was boiled and then soaked crust cleaned with a solution of ammonium nitrate or urine and dried. Such prepared, it was only enough spark to ignite them. Spark is get a piece of flint and amnar.

Until the nineteenth century was used in pharmacy as "Fungus chirurgorum" to stop bleeding. In Western Europe tinder is used today for decorative purposes, or funeral florist in making crowns. In Romania the tinder is manufactured hats, bags and other handicrafts for tourists.

Thanks for your attention! Best regard, Lenuta:)

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November 21, 2013

Cammeraydave

You learn something new every day ! Never heard of tinder before.

October 30, 2013

Dejai63

Very interesting thank you vor this Blog.

October 29, 2013

Hanbaoluan

Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing!

October 29, 2013

Lenutaidi

Thanks!

October 29, 2013

Wordplanet

Interesting - nice photos!

October 29, 2013

Hellen8

Hi Lenuta !
Great images :)

October 28, 2013

Lenutaidi

Thank you! Your Majesty, I look forward to seeing your pictures with tinder!:) Best regard!

October 28, 2013

Egomezta

Great info, good to knoew. Great images.

October 28, 2013

Maocheng

Thanks for sharing

October 28, 2013

Gheburaseye

Very interesting post...I know this type of mushroom because it grows also in my region, but I didn't know all the informations you wrote. Thank you!

October 28, 2013

Alvera

Fine info about tinder. As a coincidence, I have 2 photos with tinder on pending :-) Thanks for sharing your knowledge about this, will help. The king is pleased, maybe some day you will become the next scientific advisor :-)

October 28, 2013

Jdanne

That's very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

October 28, 2013

Lenutaidi

Thank you Murdock and Erin!:)

October 28, 2013

Murdock2013

Yes really interesting and lovely images. xxx

October 28, 2013

ecadphoto

Very interesting! I'm sure it's not a very well covered subject either!!!

October 28, 2013

Lenutaidi

Thank you, Concetta!

October 28, 2013

FabioConcetta

Thanks for sharing, great images!

October 27, 2013

Lenutaidi

With pleasure!

October 27, 2013

Davidwatmough

very interesting.... I heard of tinder box but had no idea what it was other than a means of lighting fires.

October 27, 2013

Clearvista

Very interesting, thanks for sharing that.

October 26, 2013

Lenutaidi

Thank you, Infokus408 !

October 26, 2013

Infokus408

cool information and pics.

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