In order to do a successful animation of a toadstool, I need to know about them.
This is an image of the life cycle of a toadstool, the web page this is from is a study from the
To put it simply, the spores of a toadstool disperse, they fuse, then disperse, then when the conditions are correct, they germinate and there the result of what we commonly know a toadstool to look like, and the cycle repeats. Of course it isn't that simple, but that's all I need to know of that.
Toadstools and mushrooms are pretty hard to tell apart, some cultures consider whether the specimen is poisonous or not as the deciding factor for it to be a mushroom or toadstool but this is not the case for everybody.