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Good smelling house fungus

Mold that smells good!
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Sometimes here at BUNGCO, people try to have houseplants. But is dark in the main bunker, and rarely do these plants do well. Plus the few that can survive in here have no smell, and so what's the point.

Our GMOsmiths are enviously aware that one can buy glow in the dark GMO pet fish at Petsmart. We set out to make a house plant which could survive in poorly lit cubicles with minimal care, and also put out a good smell that would cover the typical smells of BUNGCO's interior.

It turned out that a fungus worked a lot better than a plant. Now you can buy Officeshrooms - the mycelia in the can of dirt are attractive and easy to care for and kick out great smells, with a bonus smell when the mushrooms come up. Split off your culture into a new can of abandoned office kitchen lunch, and keep your whole office fresh with the great smells of strawberry, dill and mince.

Expected for fall 2019: musk!

bungston, Mar 20 2019


       Possible unintended side benefit: the good-smelling fungus colonizes parts of the house/office prone to black mold, out-competing it, creating a 'fresh scent' mycelium under the kitchen sink (where it is handy to the cutting board, assuming it is also edible), bathroom (cover 'those' smells) and basement (another food source in the cold cellar). What could go wrong?!
Sgt Teacup, Mar 20 2019

       nice, but WIBNI
FlyingToaster, Mar 20 2019

       Disagree, [FT]. Grow furniture from birches and have coconut milkcap on it.
nineteenthly, Mar 20 2019

       // What could go wrong?! //   

       Well, you could inadvertantly employ Sturton to do the gene edits, meaning that the fungus rapidly evolves into a gigantic semi-srntient malevolent entity* set on dominating not just your planet but the entire quadrant, and capable of absorbing all other life forms jyst be fleeting physical contact with the spores.   

       * No, not the Intercalary (this time).
8th of 7, Mar 20 2019

       //employ Sturton to do the gene edits// Pah. Sturton wouldn't know one end of Gilson from the other. We generally have to keep an eye on him if he makes toast, let alone anything else.   

       I might also mention, for clarity, that the Intercalary is annoyingly thin.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 20 2019


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