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A large, edible shelf mushroom, found mainly on coniferous trees.
In-game description

Reishi mushroom is an ingredient item in The Long Dark.

Overview Edit

This mushroom can be found in clusters of one to three on some tree stumps. Although the in-game description says they are edible, they cannot be directly consumed. Instead two reishi mushrooms can be prepared through the crafting menu, yielding prepared reishi mushrooms in 15 game minutes. The prepared mushrooms can then be cooked with 0.25L of potable water, which will, after 10 minutes yield a cup of reishi tea. The tea weighs 0.10Kg and contains 100 calories and will also cure food poisoning, as it is a natural equivalent to antibiotics.

Trivia Edit

  • Prepared reishi mushrooms weigh the same as 1 reishi mushroom (although they are made with 2 mushrooms), thus, the crafted form is more weight-efficient.

Game history Edit

  • Reishi mushrooms were introduced on 6 February 2015 in version 0.192.
  • Reishi mushrooms need to be prepared before cooking after the release of version 1.0 on 1 Aug 2017.

Gallery Edit

Materials
Animal
Hides Black bearDeerMooseRabbitWolf
Other Crow featherCured leatherGut
Plant
Medicinal Old man's beard lichenRose hipReishi mushroom
Sapling Birch saplingMaple sapling
Wood Cedar firewoodFir firewoodReclaimed woodStick
Miscellaneous Arrow shaftArrowheadClothScrap metal