Contaminous mushroom in the coffee grounds box

Try not to breathe in its spores and if you touched it, wash your hands thoroughly

We are having a mushroomy housemate that appearantly likes to live in in our box for coffee grounds. The mushroom is propably a subspecies of neurospora - a red bread mold. It can normally be found on rotting organic waste or (obviously) old bread. Without an expert we can‘t find out the exact species but we should be careful with it. Try not to breathe in its spores and if you touched it, wash your hands thoroughly. Especially when you are heading to the Clean Lab afterwards!

As the mushroom prefers wet places and moldy substrate we should more regularly empty and clean the box and by time replace the wooden box with a metal/plastic box.

 

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