I want to eat this mushroom for breakfast is it OK?

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I want to eat this mushroom for breakfast is it OK?

Post: # 246348Post trinder
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:40 pm

Title says it all really. Also put a teaspoon next to it for a size gauge. please don't be offended if you ask a question because I will be out from 17.45 until late so won't be able to respond. All I can tell you is that it was growing on a grassy bank west facing (cow field) there were about 5 all very large I only took the one.it was standing on a 3 + inch stalk. Hope that's enough info. thanks in advance.
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Re: I want to eat this mushroom for breakfast is it OK?

Post: # 246433Post Carltonian Man
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:17 am

Sorry T, image doesn't show enough detail. Re info, would need to know much more such as whether gills or tubes, colour of gills/tubes plus how they join the stem, spore print and colour, stem shape and bruising characteristics, smell etc etc.
With fungi minor detail can be so important. There are nasties out there and eating some cause death; others can result in permanent damage to kidneys, liver and central nervous system.
Put more photos up if you have them and I'm sure someone could indicate a likely species so you can identify more accurately yourself. Please don't be tempted to eat anything because a bloke on t'internet said they'd be ok :shock: :pukeright: :pale:

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Post: # 246435Post trinder
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:44 am

I am quite bad at taking photo's but really hopeless at getting them where you can see them I keep getting the message photo to big. I will spend time learning this but in the meantime I put these links in

https://picasaweb.google.com/1142159004 ... tober82011
hope it works. Thanks
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Post: # 246438Post Carltonian Man
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:05 pm

Don't seem able to get onto your photos via the link. If you're using Picasa, you could highlight the selected image in the programme and email it to yourself using the envelope icon. Picasa automatically resizes it. When you receive your email save the attachment to your desktop and then you should be able to upload it to ish in the usual manner. If your email is taking too long to arrive you can always find the downsized attachment in your sent items.
Hope this helps :thumbright:

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Post: # 246446Post trinder
Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:47 pm

Thanks for your continued support. This damn mushroom will probably be fousty by the time we can identify it.
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Now the underneath is a very light cream colour and it looks a bit like fins. on top it has a lot of white but near the centre it gets a definite
brown and its texture is quite knobbly in parts
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Post: # 246463Post Carltonian Man
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:56 pm

Hi T. haven't seen the stipe of your sample but the cap resembles shaggy parasol (macrolepiota rhacodes). Maybe check it out against Google images and confirm all characteristics on http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/chooser.asp. IF you think it is a shaggy Parasol bear in mind that although often rated as a highly edible species it can cause gastric upset in some and also skin rashes (it's surprising how many books and web sites fail to mention this). Personally I don't eat them.
Good luck and keep us posted :thumbright:

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Post: # 246465Post Durgan
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:55 pm

trinder wrote:Title says it all really. Also put a teaspoon next to it for a size gauge. please don't be offended if you ask a question because I will be out from 17.45 until late so won't be able to respond. All I can tell you is that it was growing on a grassy bank west facing (cow field) there were about 5 all very large I only took the one.it was standing on a 3 + inch stalk. Hope that's enough info. thanks in advance.
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Don't even think of eating the mushroom. I often collect mushrooms. I know about twenty in my area. About 7 are poisonous, and about four are edible. The remainder are iffy. Unless I am 100% sure I do not eat. It takes a lot of tramping through the bush, and mistaken identity is the norm. It takes much exposure to be sure. Don't ever take a chance.

Oyster and Morels are the two I can identify without difficulty, and they are often in abundance. The meadow gilled are very difficult to identify. Chanterelle are also difficult in many case, but I do eat them periodically if I am sure. I never eat any of the spongy type because I cannot identify.

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Post: # 246480Post trinder
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:42 am

My thanks to you both. I have looked very closely and think you're right Carltonian man it is most definitely macrolepiota rhacodes. Hubby made it very clear he is not eating it and after your feedback I wont either.
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Re: I want to eat this mushroom for breakfast is it OK?

Post: # 247436Post mick2me
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:28 pm

I have an abundance of similar mushrooms sprung up in my lawn after a dry spell then some rain yesterday.

Are these edible field mushrooms?

This shows the closed cup and the top and bottom of open mushroom.
The cut stalk turned brown pretty quickly after cutting.
There is light pink staining where gills have been damaged.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e66/m ... 111817.jpg

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Re: I want to eat this mushroom for breakfast is it OK?

Post: # 247440Post Aesculus
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:58 pm

mick2me wrote:I have an abundance of similar mushrooms sprung up in my lawn after a dry spell then some rain yesterday.

Are these edible field mushrooms?

This shows the closed cup and the top and bottom of open mushroom.
The cut stalk turned brown pretty quickly after cutting.
There is light pink staining where gills have been damaged.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e66/m ... 111817.jpg
Personally if you need to ask then just don't eat it as it's really not worth the risk or you might be doing this sooner then you expected :angel11:

quote from another forum:
If you do collect fungi for consumption take three samples:

One for yourself
One for your Doctor
And another for the Coroner
if you really want to find out what it is post the photo's to wildaboutbitain.co.uk or ispot.org.uk both of those sites have a number of experienced fungi people who will ID them for you but don't mention eating them as they get a bit funny :angryfire: the site Big Al mentions is also very good and the book is even better :flower:

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Post: # 247767Post fungi2bwith
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:34 pm

mick2me wrote:I have an abundance of similar mushrooms sprung up in my lawn after a dry spell then some rain yesterday.

Are these edible field mushrooms?

This shows the closed cup and the top and bottom of open mushroom.
The cut stalk turned brown pretty quickly after cutting.
There is light pink staining where gills have been damaged.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e66/m ... 111817.jpg
These are shaggy parasols.

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