Injured sunkist bounce mushroom color morph

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Has anyone out there ever seen a mushroom morph their colors after being injured?? I have a sunkist mushroom that had about 10 orange bounces when I got it. It did great for weeks and then mysteriously starting suffering and shrinking to almost nothing. I wasn’t sure if it was my parameters or my filefish so I sequestered the mushroom in some plexi glass and sure enough it started to improve. So Ive moved the filefish to a new home and the mushroom has been recovering quite well. However, now its only got 4 orange bounces and a lot more but smaller green bounces. Its almost back to the original size that it was when I got it so its clearly still recovering, but I found the color change super interesting! Here are some pictures of when it was sequestered and what it looks like today, both with and without an orange filter.

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Colors on shrooms change a lot. Granted established bubbles don't usually change but after a filefish was munching on them I wouldn't be surprised that the tissue regenerated a little lighter in color.

Super cool shroom !!
 
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Im going to try and update this thread weekly with progress pictures so we can all track the healing process with this mushroom. One week later and I think it looks like the greenish bubbles are going back to orange what do you think? First two photos without orange lens and second two are with an orange lens
 

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That is quite amazing. It does appear to be getting less green since the initial pictures. Would you say it has more bubbles now than before (counting both colors)? I think people have always thought the bubbles had something to do with a stress response (to light), so this is interesting.
 
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That is quite amazing. It does appear to be getting less green since the initial pictures. Would you say it has more bubbles now than before (counting both colors)? I think people have always thought the bubbles had something to do with a stress response (to light), so this is interesting.
Im pretty intrigued too, I didnt think it would change so quickly. I still think it had more bubbles before the injury and if iirc I think they were more centered than they are now. It seems like the all of the small bumps are turning back into bounces though.
 
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Growth update! Looks like the bubbles are all orange again
 

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