26 JAN 2014
What I did:
I read an article posted on a science facebook page about a mushroom that releases a red juice that looks like blood. The mushroom, Hydnellum peckii, goes by various names referring to juice or blood.
What I learned:
The mushroom contains a pigment known as atromentin which has anticoagulant properties. It contains antibiotic properties which are effective against streptococcus pneumoniae. It can also be made into a dye.