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(Pravda)   Wild mushrooms kill 10 and poison hundreds in Russia   (english.pravda.ru) divider line 81
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2005-07-18 11:01:16 AM
Rampaging mushrooms?
 
2005-07-18 11:18:51 AM

Wanted for questioning.
 
2005-07-18 11:34:00 AM
Wild, wild mushrooms...
Couldn't drag me away.

Wild, wild mushrooms...
Couldn't drag me away from you.
 
2005-07-18 06:32:06 PM
What a trip.
 
2005-07-18 06:34:10 PM
 
2005-07-18 06:34:27 PM
The mushrooms are bad....but it's the badgers and snakes you really need to worry about.
 
2005-07-18 06:35:10 PM
Md37: Wild, wild mushrooms...
Couldn't drag me away.


"Suddenly, the door was kicked open, and with nostrils flaring and manes flying, wild horses dragged Sam away." - Gary Larson

/couldn't find the cartoon online, he's a copyright nazi
 
2005-07-18 06:35:39 PM
Mushroom... MUSH-rooooom!

 
2005-07-18 06:36:12 PM
In Russia, wild mushroom eats you.

/got nuthin'
 
2005-07-18 06:37:26 PM
I wonder what Wild Man Steve Brill has to say about this?
 
2005-07-18 06:37:34 PM


"They're called fingers but I've never seen 'em fing...Oh there they go"

/shrooms are close enough
//eh..maybe not
 
2005-07-18 06:37:52 PM
Remember people, look for the Mushrooms that bruise blue.

//azurescens & cyanescens
 
2005-07-18 06:38:37 PM
Nobody knows the truffles I seen.

/that was less than nothing.
 
2005-07-18 06:41:11 PM
shroom-shoom.
 
2005-07-18 06:41:15 PM
Tenchiro: Remember people, look for the Mushrooms that bruise blue.

While it is true that the good ones do almost all bruise blue, the inverse is not true. That is to say, just because it bruises blue does NOT mean it's active or even safe.

In most areas, however, there aren't all that many similar looking shrooms who also bruise blue, so if you know what you are looking for and it looks right as well as bruising blue you are probably good to go.

/misses shroom hunting back in Iceland, a handful of friends can fill a shopping bag in an afternoon
 
2005-07-18 06:44:12 PM
Only one way to deal with bad mushrooms...

 
2005-07-18 06:46:55 PM
There are no known poisonous large puffball mushrooms (Poisonous earthballs are a different species, and usually non-fatal).

So go ahead and pick and eat all you want, just be sure to document your find -- if you do run across a lethal one, you can die knowing that they'll name it after you.
 
2005-07-18 06:50:30 PM
Damm Mylonitic, beat me to it!
/damm you
//what a country!
///got nuthin
 
2005-07-18 06:51:06 PM
Infected Mushroom?

 
2005-07-18 06:55:52 PM
"Russian people suffer from toadstool every year."

Doesn't a dose of Imodium AD clear that up?
 
2005-07-18 06:56:51 PM


See, that's why I only eat these.
 
2005-07-18 06:57:46 PM
You eat goat penises?
 
2005-07-18 06:58:20 PM


Heaven on Earth
 
2005-07-18 07:00:00 PM
This is what happens when you let mushrooms own weapons..
/gots nuttin honey
 
2005-07-18 07:00:40 PM
Morels. The filet mignon of the mushroom family.
 
2005-07-18 07:01:58 PM

/current 'shroom of choice
 
2005-07-18 07:03:09 PM
Mushroom poisoning isn't limited to Russia. There's at least a few cases in the US each year where someone picks something they thought was a chantrelle or a morelle or something and winds up with a death cap and a trip to the hospital.
 
2005-07-18 07:03:57 PM
Obviously, when you see a poisonous mushroom... you don't eat it, mmmkay?
 
2005-07-18 07:04:08 PM
If they look like a sex toy, they are safe to eat.
 
2005-07-18 07:04:59 PM
Who in their right mind would eat something called a "Death Cap"?

/joking
 
2005-07-18 07:06:37 PM
Remember when the forest goodies were labeled?

 
2005-07-18 07:10:23 PM
Remember people, look for the Mushrooms that bruise blue.

I'd recommend looking for those you can find at the grocery store. Eating wild mushrooms is about the dumbest thing you can do. Gee, saving a little bit of money with the trade-off of a chance at a painful death, what a deal. Though it makes Darwin happy.

In California, every few years some fool goes out and picks a bunch of wild mushrooms (the death cap mushroom) cooks them up, and kills many.
 
2005-07-18 07:12:12 PM
Befuddled:

I'd recommend looking for those you can find at the grocery store. Eating wild mushrooms is about the dumbest thing you can do. Gee, saving a little bit of money with the trade-off of a chance at a painful death, what a deal. Though it makes Darwin happy.

If you don't know what you are doing, it is idiotic, but if you learn from people that know the specific species of the area and where they grow you are very safe.

And the kind of mushrooms that bruise blue are NOT for sale at the grocery store. Well, kind of in Holland, but they call them "smartshops" ;)

/retired psychonaut
 
2005-07-18 07:12:12 PM
 
2005-07-18 07:12:30 PM
As a student of mycology.... We are often told not to trust what is in the field.... Safe edible species can look like deadly species. For some species of mushrooms it only takes a couple of miligrams of mushroom to kill a 150 pound person.

As for the person who said if they bruise blue you are not necessarily correct.... Some of those can also be deadly as well.
 
2005-07-18 07:15:49 PM
tlubulldog:

As for the person who said if they bruise blue you are not necessarily correct.... Some of those can also be deadly as well.

I corrected that person, almost no psychoactive mushrooms do not bruise blue (in my experience) but the inverse is definitely not true, just because a mushroom bruises blue does not mean it's active or safe.

Regarding look-alikes, that differs from area to area, does it not? Back home there are no known poisonous shrooms that look even remotely like the psychoactive variety, much less ones that also happen to bruise blue.
 
2005-07-18 07:28:45 PM
In response to my own post above, I should have put a disclaimer. Never ever trust a random guy on the internet as to what wild mushrooms to eat. If you do make sure you save one to show the doctor when you are in the ER.
 
2005-07-18 07:28:55 PM
keep in mind that one has to eat about nine pounds of psilocybin-containing mushrooms to get a lethal dosage.
/psychological scarring can still occur at lower doses
//shrooms are a little more intense than acid

 
2005-07-18 07:29:44 PM
morrisonsl:

While it is true that the good ones do almost all bruise blue, the inverse is not true. That is to say, just because it bruises blue does NOT mean it's active or even safe.


You mean the converse, not the inverse.

\logic Nazi
 
2005-07-18 07:46:16 PM
My grandpa goes out and picks wild mushrooms in the Alps. His top was not to pick the ones the bugs haven't touched. Still I'm not eating any damned mushrooms unless they've been identified and know they're safe.
 
2005-07-18 07:46:57 PM
That's "tip" not "top".
 
2005-07-18 07:47:43 PM
I pick mushrooms all the time (to make spore prints, not to eat or trip). Are there any that are poisonous to the touch?
 
2005-07-18 07:48:46 PM
Wow. Haven't had 'shrooms in about 20 years...Used to go to a cow field in Plant City at 4AM,grab a garbage bag full,and haul ass. They were actually palateable if you mixed with them with Hawaiian Punch. You definitely had to make sure you didn't have anything else to do for the next 24 hours.
 
2005-07-18 07:51:23 PM
woohoo a thread about me. LoL

Hey bulldog, where are you studying at? What are you studying, specifically? I'm an undergrad getting a lib. studies degree in a year. Afterwards, I'll probably enroll in a graduate mycology program or start a mushroom farm.

I've tooled around with fungi on the side for the past 2.5-3 years, was told by a PhD that I probably know more than I would ever learn as an undergrad. For the first two years I was mostly into mushroom science, but now I am more into the biological and ecological aspect of fungi. I'm cultivating oysters and shiitakes for the table, I'm beginning work with morels and chanterelles.


Fungi rock.
Especially beer.
 
2005-07-18 07:52:29 PM
HA HA

You're Eating Poisonous Mushrooms!!!
 
2005-07-18 07:55:26 PM
Wow! There are alot of fungophobes on Fark. If you have never tried morels or porcinis, you have no idea what you are missing.


/been picking shrooms for decades, never been posioned.
//Chantrelle season is only a few months away!
 
2005-07-18 07:56:06 PM
pencil-man, YES!!! Infected Mushroom kicks sooo much ass!!

/"we're gonna run, run, run, to the cities of the future..."
 
2005-07-18 07:57:59 PM
Pravda = Satire
 
2005-07-18 07:58:37 PM
Random_Transit, NO!!! Infected Mushroom eats soooo much ass!!

/"we're gonna douche, douche, douche, douche out our faces..."
 
2005-07-18 08:01:01 PM
Teonanacatl, I have attended SFASU and TAMU for my grad degrees.

Morrisons!, To clarify my statement: I was trying to say that even if they bruise blue they can still be deadly - Some of the mushrooms I have collected in my state that have bruised blue have turned out to be deadly if eaten in a large amount.

To the person that was collecting and making spore prints: You should be careful to wash your hands after collecting and spore printing. Other than that I don't know of any shroom that is deadly to touch. You might want to consult a field guide for your area for more details. Mushrooms can really vary from region to region.
 
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