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[-] [email protected] 235 points 2 weeks ago

Looking over the wikipedia page on this mushroom and all the similar, very edible ones...Yeah I'm never foraging mushrooms.

[-] [email protected] 136 points 2 weeks ago

Yeah, I carefully read the description of its distinguishing features, studied the photo, and concluded I have no idea what I'm looking at and how to tell them apart.

[-] [email protected] 89 points 2 weeks ago

I'm really good at spotting differences or inconsistencies, I'm totally lost with mushrooms though, and I go multiple times every Autumn with a woman in her 70's. She is very clear about what we are looking for. She throws out at least half of what I gather.

[-] Maalus 24 points 2 weeks ago

She does that cause she's jealous of how many you pick

[-] motor_spirit 23 points 2 weeks ago

Cool, I think you just saved me a bit of time.

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[-] [email protected] 163 points 2 weeks ago

There are old mushroom foragers and then there are bold ones. There are no bold, old mushroom foragers.

[-] Sylvartas 62 points 2 weeks ago

There are no bold, old mushroom foragers

Sure there are, they just have to not eat what they picked up.

Source: friend's mom once gave food poisoning to the whole family by serving them an omelet made with mushrooms she found, but didn't eat it herself. Fortunately it was merely mushrooms of the "fucks up your stomach" variety.

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[-] [email protected] 147 points 2 weeks ago

Looks like a destroying angel (e.g. Amanita virosa) to me. This and the death cap together account for the vast majority of mushroom poisonings in the world. Cooking it will not destroy the toxins, nor will acid. Symptoms tend to appear 5-24 hours after eating, too late to pump the stomach. Half a mushroom can be enough to kill you.

I don't recommend going out to pick mushrooms unless you know what you're doing. If you do, stay away from the white ones. You can still get terrible stomach cramps and diarrhea from other colors of mushrooms, but the white ones have the most dangerous species.

[-] [email protected] 42 points 2 weeks ago

Easiest way to avoid problems I've heard is to never pick any mushroom with ribbed underside. If the underside looks like a sponge, it's usually safe to eat. At least where I'm from.

[-] [email protected] 53 points 2 weeks ago

Might be valid advice for some regions, I don't know. But mushrooms tend to vary quite a bit in appearance. Sometimes ribbed species don't have very visible ribs, or younger mushrooms don't quite have all the characteristics of their mature form. If you really want to get into picking mushrooms, there's often local groups you can join with a resident expert who can tell you which ones are safe.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 2 weeks ago

Rule of thumb with mushrooms is that these id tricks tend to be regional and not always accurate unfortunately. Nature is a bit more of a kaleidoscope.

[-] MrPoopyButthole 15 points 2 weeks ago

Exactly. Don't trust a stranger on the internet to help you avoid death.

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This guy sees the most terrifying description of a toxin killing someone and goes "Yep, that's a fun mushroom facto"

[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 weeks ago

To be fair, that is basically what's to be expected from myshrooms

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[-] [email protected] 38 points 2 weeks ago

Technically it's still edible

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 2 weeks ago

They said you die one or two days after eating. You could definitely eat more than once in that time.

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[-] [email protected] 31 points 2 weeks ago

My fucked up brain goes like, "woah, I wonder what death tastes like."

[-] xkforce 23 points 2 weeks ago

Probably bitter and followed by a slow agonizing death by liver failure.

[-] TurtleJoe 22 points 2 weeks ago

As somebody who has been through liver failure and transplant, it really sucks. I do not recommend it.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Wikipedia says the death cap tastes quite pleasing, reportedly.

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[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 weeks ago

Saute in a pan with butter and garlic. Death will taste fabulous.

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[-] blanketswithsmallpox 29 points 2 weeks ago

2 mushrooms hard to fuck up in America.

Chicken of the Forest.

Morels.

I remember selling like 5 lbs of morels when I was a kid and getting like $200. That was without even driving to the city to make the real money.

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[-] The_Tired_Horizon 28 points 2 weeks ago

I remember being on a wilderness weekend many years ago and being told that when you cut the stem on some poisonous shrooms they discolour a sort of blue tint. I'm lucky, I hate the taste and texture of mushrooms.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 2 weeks ago

I remember years ago reading you can tell if a mushroom is "magic" by blotting it on paper towel and seeing if it stains blue or purple. Unfortunately, that is also how many things say you can tell it's toxic. Maybe you'll trip balls. Maybe you'll die. 🤷🏻‍♂️

[-] [email protected] 20 points 2 weeks ago

Maybe you’ll trip balls and THEN die!

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[-] aeronmelon 25 points 2 weeks ago

Adds this to the big list of horrible ways to die

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[-] [email protected] 24 points 2 weeks ago

Which mushroom is it then? 😱

[-] [email protected] 60 points 2 weeks ago
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[-] [email protected] 17 points 2 weeks ago

Thank fuck I don't eat mushrooms

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