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What Kind of Mushrooms are These?
updated: Jan 11, 2017, 11:56 AM

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What kind of Mushrooms are these?

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 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 12:35 PM

I don't know but the first 2 look like fried bologna mushrooms...

 

 COMMENT 751141 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 12:35 PM

Shawntrells. With all the rain they are popping up everywhere. Delicacy, very tasty

 

 COMMENT 751144 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 12:50 PM

Maybe I'm being paranoid here, but just reminding everyone:

Don't eat wild mushrooms.

Mushroom identification is for the experts. So, avoid mushrooms unless they are in the grocery store or on your plate in a restaurant.

Some mushrooms are edible. Some are psychedelic. And some are deadly poisonous. Unless you are an expert in which is which, just don't do it. Even some experts have died picking and eating the wrong mushroom.

 

 COMMENT 751147 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 01:08 PM

Your concern is valid for the uneducated, but to be clear, no mushroom experts (mycologists) have died from eating the wrong mushroom.

 

 COMMENT 751150P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 01:15 PM

And thus, the ultimate authority on expertise is the mushroom itself.

 

 COMMENT 751155 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 01:37 PM

Are you sure no mycologists have ever died from making a mushroom identification mistake?

bayareamushrooms dot org slash poisonings slash afatalmistake dot html

Or just google "mushroom expert dies".

 

 COMMENT 751157 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 01:44 PM

I don't think anyone is eating them. Just want to know what kind are they. They are pretty fascinating aren't they.

 

 COMMENT 751158P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 01:55 PM

Those gelatinous orange shrooms immediately brought to mind why certain frogs are so brilliantly colored: Danger, Danger, Will Robinson ! (Although I doubt TV Will came into contact with poisonous mushroom or poisonous dart frogs.)

Yes, both those species of shrooms look pretty. I think also they are both sending out the same message: look, photograph, but don't touch.

 

 COMMENT 751167 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 02:16 PM

Did you actually read the article that you posted, 115? The grandmother "familiar with picking wild mushrooms in her homeland" wasn't a mycologist. And if you google "mushroom expert dies" you get a lot of articles about people who have died and then quotes from expert mycologists who warn about not doing what the victims did.

 

 COMMENT 751168 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 02:17 PM

OP, Have a look online at Hygrocybe laetissima. It's a species of "Waxy cap" which grows in the Pacific Northwest, in the redwoods. Are there redwood chips where you photographed these mushrooms?

 

 COMMENT 751171 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 02:20 PM

H. laetissima being the red-capped mushrooms. I have no suggestions for the other species.

 

 COMMENT 751172 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 02:27 PM

Starboy, I think there are redwood chips. These mushrooms are at the Wake center (where I work with the OP), and the groundsmen laid out chips a while ago.

 

 COMMENT 751183 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 03:31 PM

Please don't eat mushrooms

 

 COMMENT 751186 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 03:41 PM

you can touch mushrooms all you want. people who are testing out mushrooms (even deadly ones) can and do put a small amount in their mouths and then spit them out and rinse with water. The mycophobia in this country astounds me. Touching, picking, and even mashing up a wild shroom will not kill you. Just wash your hands before handling food.

 

 COMMENT 751193 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 04:42 PM

Why would you need/want to mash up a mushroom?

 

 COMMENT 751204 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 06:18 PM

193. "Doin' da mushroom mash!" A popular dance in the 1960's.

 

 COMMENT 751212 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 07:37 PM

Careful out there folks don't go around eating wild mushroom, they can be pretty poisonous and could even make you really sick.

 

 COMMENT 751215 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-11 07:51 PM

@147 care to provide evidence for your claim?

 

 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-12 08:18 AM

147, Only a few years ago a local "mushroom expert" died at Cottage Hospital from eating the wrong ones. He was a highly respected expert and led groups to educate them on mushrooms. Doesn't anyone remember the man's name? I believe it was front page news.

 

 COMMENT 751232 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-12 08:26 AM

A local mushroom expert, Angelo Crippa loved to forage for wild fungi in the hills above Santa Barbara. In 2009, after eating a heaping plate of what he thought was an innocuous variety, he died of liver failure within a week at Cottage Hospital.

 

 COMMENT 751275 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-12 12:34 PM

141, those are not Chantrelles ! You even spelled them wrong, and shouldn't try to fool people into poisoning
themselves.

 

 COMMENT 751277P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-12 12:37 PM

275 - And you even spelled it wrong, too. Chanterelles.

 

 DOG MOM agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-12 02:01 PM

Bit of trivia-John Cage was a mycologist as well as composer/musician.

 

 ACF agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-12 02:19 PM

Dog Mom: I like the trivia!

 

 COMMENT 751444 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-01-13 09:12 AM

Angelo Crippa was NOT an expert. He was just a lucky idiot.

"Problems occur when collectors use a book -- or worse, another amateur's guidance -- in deciding what can and cannot be eaten, Cummings said. "For every edible mushroom, there's a poisonous look-alike," he said. "But in the Amanita group, it is literally playing with death."

Cummings talked to Crippa in the hospital and determined from his description that the mushrooms he picked are similar in appearance to an edible variety. Crippa told Cummings he looked up the mushroom in a reference book.

"He said he looked in his book and they looked like the kind they eat in Europe," he said."

 

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