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#291742 - 02/02/19 02:15 PM Death Cap Mushrooms
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5264
Loc: SOCAL
What Is the Most Poisonous Mushroom? -- Death Cap, be very careful if you like your liver.

If any readers here are into hunting for wild mushrooms, be very careful of this one. This is a good article to read. I don’t have a need for wild caught mushrooms in my diet; I stick with packaged white mushrooms found in the vegetable section of the local grocery store, although Shiitake are also pretty good if you can find them. I don’t experiment when it comes to eating fungus.

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#291743 - 02/02/19 05:23 PM Re: Death Cap Mushrooms [Re: Russ]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1060
Loc: Germany
Good advice.
Those are fairly common around here. I go hunting mushrooms in the wild and I found (but did not even touch) about a dozen death caps last season.
I read about a few poisonings with mushrooms last year. The victims did not have much experience and did not consult an expert with their mushrooms. Around here there are experts who offer free identification in advertized hours. They may toss an entire batch in the bin if they find anything suspicious, unidentifiable fragments or definitely poisonous.
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#291744 - 02/02/19 09:21 PM Re: Death Cap Mushrooms [Re: Russ]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3262
Loc: USA
Just a quick plug for a book I like: https://smile.amazon.com/Foraging-Recipes-Foraged-Feasts-Idiots-ebook/dp/B01AL4HUIY/. I can’t honestly say “no affiliation,” as I know the author.

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#292440 - 06/09/19 01:17 PM Re: Death Cap Mushrooms [Re: Russ]
WesleyH Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/26/16
Posts: 97
Loc: OKLAHOMA
The thing about Death cap mushrooms (Amanita species) all basically work by killing your liver. The only thing that would save you is a transplant.

Good reason to never bother with mushrooms. They don't offer a lot of caloric value anyhow.

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