I'm wondering where field mushrooms get their energy from. I've heard that they can easily grow on soil in a dark room. So, it seems to me that there wouldn't be any photosynthesizing plants from which they could get energy. Also, as far as I know, they don't have seeds from which they could directly get energy initially.
So, I have two questions:
- Where do mushrooms get their initial energy from? (The spores, if that is the right term)
- Where do they get their energy from in later stages? (If there is a difference at all)