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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 10:59:51 AM »

What happens when  you eat them?

You die, and report the circumstances of your death to your friends so they don't eat them.

Seriously, I wonder how many deaths had to occur before the co-relation between a given mushroom and its effects became known.  Kind of strange to think about.

I'll stick to canned mushrooms, thank you, where a known species was grown in a known dark room and was fed with known decaying matter.

And one also wonders, from a Darwinian species-survival viewpoint, what advantage do poisonous mushrooms have, with no obvious warning mechanism, for the survival of that particular species?  Kind  of like the "deadly virus" question, where a species kills its own host.

Could it be simply that a dead victim provides food for more mushrooms?

'Tis a puzzlement.

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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 11:17:40 AM »

I avoid the whole Is That Mushroom Poisonous by not eating mushrooms.
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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 11:32:06 AM »

I avoid the whole Is That Mushroom Poisonous by not eating mushrooms.

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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 11:52:38 AM »

Canned = good.  (Until some mushroom farmer hires some illiterate bonehead to tend the crop and the bonehead introduces another species like they do in the old country.)

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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 01:02:55 PM »

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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2022, 01:51:20 PM »

Correct answer.

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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2022, 04:41:43 PM »

Mycology is tricky.  Very tricky.  I know there's good editable mushrooms in the midwest, but I don't know enough about positively identifying them to be comfortable hunting and eating them.  I do hunt morels, there aren't any close lookalikes to mistake them with.  Probably part of why they are a popular mushroom to hunt.

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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2022, 06:05:30 PM »

I probably forage at least 8 different types of wild mushrooms, I'm still here.
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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2022, 06:26:33 PM »

Morels, puffball, and chicken of the woods. Everything else is sus.
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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2022, 08:41:37 PM »

Hen of the woods, chantrels ...
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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2022, 09:05:52 PM »

I just wanna know... How the hell did psilocybin actually make the long-term cut?
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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2022, 10:10:52 PM »

I would say general mycology is very tricky, however targeted, regional foraging can be learned pretty easily. You don’t have to know what every mushroom is and how dangerous it is, you just have to know what your target looks like and how to distinguish it from any dangerous lookalikes. If you confine yourself to the major edible ones that grow near you then it is a much more achievable skill to pick up.

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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2022, 10:14:39 PM »

I’ll take “Mushrooms in a can” for $100 Alec…… :P

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Re: Feeling lucky, Charby?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2022, 10:21:03 PM »

"Yeah, I wanna order a pizza. Pepperoni and sausage, extra cheese, and if I see a single shroom on it, I ain't tipping the driver."
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