Mergie is an Amanita Mushling from the Fungi Kingdom of the Trillium Forest.
Taxonomy: Fungiformidae var. Amanita
Common Name: Amanita Mushling
Diet: Absorb nutrients from plant and animal matter around them. They don't actually use their mouths for eating.
Habitat: Found in late summer until early winter. Prefer moist soil and areas with lots of rain. Often found near birch, pine or spruce trees.
Physiology: Can be a range of colors from red to yellow to white. Identifiable by scaley and bright colored caps and white bodies. Have typical Mushling anatomy of elf-life ears, tentacle-like arms and bulbous eyes.
Magical Abilities: Communicate amongst each other through mycelia networks in the ground.
This art toy is made from my own original sculpt, casted in resin and painted with acrylic paint. It also is made with my own handmade glass eyes and mounted to a wood base with preserved moss.
This Mushling measures approximately 3.5" tall x 1.25" wide, is not a children's toy and is for indoor use only.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: Do not store in a planter or anywhere that will be saturated with water, as it will deteriorate the sculpture.