Alien Mushroom

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Alien mushroom
Alien Mushroom.png
Stacks 10
Volume 6

Added for demonstrating flexibility of plant system as proof of concept.
While they can be found, planted and harvested on Loulan, they cannot be eaten or traded (this information may be outdated).

Alien mushroom breathe in N₂O (nitrous oxide), and produce N₂ and O₂

Can be grown in hydroponics without light to yield 2 x Alien Mushroom when fully grown.

Plants need the following:

  • Atmosphere: Minimum atmosphere pressure 7.7 kPa, with traces of CO2 (at least 0.1 mol) and under 1% Pollutant (X).
  • Temp: Minimum atmosphere temperature of 0C (293K) is required for growth, under 0C (273K) or over 50C (323K) the plants will die after 5 minutes.
    • The ideal temperature range for maximum growth speed is between 20-30C
  • Water: 5-60 Degree Celsius to avoid taking damage
    • Plants require Water, but consume only ~0.043 mols per hour (0.0216)
  • Light: either sunlight, or a Grow Light are required for plant growth. A plant won't die or take damage when in darkness, but the growth will slow down cumulatively if improper lighting conditions persist.
    • If too much or too little light is provided to the plant, it will begin to accumulate "Illumination Stress" that lowers the efficiency of its growth. It will slowly revert to normal when the plant only if it is in favorable lighting conditions. The amount of accumulated stress can be seen with Cartridge Plant Analyser
    • On some planets and in some conditions, the natural sunlight will not be enough for the plant to grow efficiently without accumulating "Illumination Stress". A Grow Light is then required. It can be used along with natural light, to supplement the overall lighting to the necessary levels.
  • Optionally: you can increase yield or growth speed by adding fertilizer created in a Portable Composter or an Advanced Composter
Info Data
Time to fruiting 3 minutes
Yield 2
Raw Nutrition No
Edible By Chickens No
  • Produces:
    O₂ at 0.048 mol/minute (0.0008 per tick),
    N₂ at 0.072 mol/minute (0.0012 per tick)
  • Consumes:
    N₂O at 0.144 mol/minute (0.0024 per tick)