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by fungi2bwith
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: ...But can I eat them?
Replies: 9
Views: 2599

Re: ...But can I eat them?

Here's a video of someone eating a death cap. Don't do this at home. The guy in this video has trained himself to pass it through his system before the poison can take effect, but if I was there i'd still advise him against it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ1EQqldheI :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:...
by fungi2bwith
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: ...But can I eat them?
Replies: 9
Views: 2599

Re: ...But can I eat them?

I am 100% certain that these are velvet shanks. However, the important thying is for you to be sure.

The advice about rubbing it on various bits of your body is rubbish and potentially dangerous.
by fungi2bwith
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging in Oxford - Anyone want to join me?
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: Foraging in Oxford - Anyone want to join me?

Hi,

It is bit early for most fungi. I am perhaps a bit far away but i will be happy to join you if you want meet somewhere in between our locations in April when the St Georges are fruiting. Greenham common is quite good.
by fungi2bwith
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Lepista Sordida - a type of Wood Blewit
Replies: 8
Views: 3398

Re: Lepista Sordida - a type of Wood Blewit

They may be old clouded agarics.
by fungi2bwith
Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Lepista Sordida - a type of Wood Blewit
Replies: 8
Views: 3398

Re: Lepista Sordida - a type of Wood Blewit

I would say the gills are the wrong colour for blewits, Sordida and nuda are very difficult to tell apart but I would say these pictures are neither blewit.

Garry
by fungi2bwith
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Are these wood blewits?
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Are these wood blewits?

Agreed. Looks like wood blewits to me. I have some for my tea :)
by fungi2bwith
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: I want to eat this mushroom for breakfast is it OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 3145

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

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 ...
by fungi2bwith
Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: ID PLZ..Saffron Milk Caps & Suillus Granulatus Boletus?
Replies: 5
Views: 1709

Re: ID PLZ..Saffron Milk Caps & Suillus Granulatus Boletus?

My first thought was slippery jack, but slippery jacks have a ring on the stem whcih is not obvious to me in the pictures. However, the dotted stem is typical of S jacks. Some guides say that slippery jacks need the caps peeling because the skin can give you the mild runs. However, I have often been...
by fungi2bwith
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: ID PLZ..Saffron Milk Caps & Suillus Granulatus Boletus?
Replies: 5
Views: 1709

Re: ID PLZ..Saffron Milk Caps & Suillus Granulatus Boletus?

I would agree with your ID. The first ones are definately a suillus. The other ones look like saffron milk caps. Providing you check they produce orange milk then you are not likely to poison yourself.
by fungi2bwith
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Chanterelles?
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Chanterelles?

It would be a shame to throw them away because these are definately chanterelles. I can't smell and apricot scent with cahenterelles either. I had some for my dinner this evening.

Garry
by fungi2bwith
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Fungi ID please
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Re: Fungi ID please

The picture isn't sufficiently detailed for me to be sure, but it is very likely Dryad's Saddle. Many books say that Dryad's Saddle is a poor edible, but I think if taken at the right stage (when young and not too tough) they can be very good. They also suffer from maggots sometimes. I also found so...
by fungi2bwith
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 148542

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Yes morchella elata is edible. They can be dried which can intensify the flavour or they can be cooked like most other mushrooms (they have been known to cause stomach upsets if eaten raw). I had some tonight fried with St George's mushrooms, onion, bacon, Kale and a little fennel seed.
by fungi2bwith
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 148542

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Yes these are a type of morel. They are morchella elata. I found some yesterday too.
by fungi2bwith
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: My take on Fungi... list of what I've eaten!
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

Re: My take on Fungi... list of what I've eaten!

I've tasted porcelain mushrooms. They needed lots of rinsing in water to remove the slime, but they were very good with a meaty flavour unlike any other mushroom I have tried.
by fungi2bwith
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Peak District Mushroom help
Replies: 1
Views: 957

Re: Peak District Mushroom help

probably wood blewits, though can't be sure from the picture.