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How to IDENTIFY WILD MUSHROOMS without a FIELD GUIDE! A personal account..

 
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How to IDENTIFY WILD MUSHROOMS without a FIELD GUIDE! A personal account..
How to IDENTIFY WILD MUSHROOMS without a FIELD GUIDE!
by Russell Scott

When I was 12 years old I lived in Alberta on a large acreage. I lived there for several years. And from a very young age I enjoyed cooking and eating. Mushrooms, as any cook knows are essential flavour builders in the kitchen. I love mushrooms and wild ‘shrooms give the best flavour.

Having seen several wild mushrooms growing in the wooded area section of our acreage, I wanted to learn which ones were poisonous and which were edible... but this is pre-internet and I had no field guide.

I spent a few hours picking as many different kinds of mushrooms as I could find, I found about 30 different varieties.

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lucky I say!!!
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I watch my chickens when they freerange to determine which plants I have in my yard are edible. I figure if they can digest it, I can too.
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epic thread OP, thanks.
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Re: How to IDENTIFY WILD MUSHROOMS without a FIELD GUIDE! A personal account..
Op...what ate your mushrooms?
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Personally, I think that it would be safer to do a little internet research or borrow a book about mushrooms from your local library.
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Op...what ate your mushrooms?
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various critters and wildlife
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Op...what ate your mushrooms?
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various critters and wildlife
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Ok....if that's the case I would think those same animals would forage for those growing mushrooms and leave very little to be found for picking. Just my opinion.
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Op...what ate your mushrooms?
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various critters and wildlife
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Ok....if that's the case I would think those same animals would forage for those growing mushrooms and leave very little to be found for picking. Just my opinion.
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Op...I just Googled...animals that eat mushrooms and there a number of animals that do....but what I want to research is any animals that ALSO eat mushrooms that could be poisonous to humans...if there are any. Interesting topic!!!
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Op...what ate your mushrooms?
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AC #####8315 ..... WE ARE in the animal kingdom, and just like us, they are lazy when it comes to work/gathering. SO .... if someone does ALL the work for us, why forage ?

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AC #####8315 ..... WE ARE in the animal kingdom, and just like us, they are lazy when it comes to work/gathering. SO .... if someone does ALL the work for us, why forage ?

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Makes sense....but I would want to make damn sure there aren't some animals that could tolerate something that could harm a human.
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So how do you determine which are poisonous?
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Ah ha! Just googled animals that eat poisonous mushrooms and it mentioned deer and rabbits.
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Excellent year for mushrooms in Southern BC. Too bad prices are kinda shitty.
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I think that was ingenious, OP.
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man you got lucky, there are many different types of annimal which eat poisonous mushrooms.
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man you got lucky, there are many different types of annimal which eat poisonous mushrooms.
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That's what would scare me.
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Re: How to IDENTIFY WILD MUSHROOMS without a FIELD GUIDE! A personal account..
When I was 12 years old I lived in Alberta on a large acreage. I lived there for several years. And from a very young age I enjoyed cooking and eating. Mushrooms, as any cook knows are essential flavour builders in the kitchen. I love mushrooms and wild ‘shrooms give the best flavour.

Having seen several wild mushrooms growing in the wooded area section of our acreage, I wanted to learn which ones were poisonous and which were edible... but this is pre-internet and I had no field guide.

I spent a few hours picking as many different kinds of mushrooms as I could find, I found about 30 different varieties.

I spread the 30 different types over our picnic table we had near the fire pit in the same area where I picked the mushrooms. I placed them in rows of 6 across and 5 down. Each was assigned a # between 1 and 30.

Sadly as this was pre-digital camera and I didn't own a polaroid.. I had to draw the mushrooms on the table with their respective #'s. Now I had a chart of 30 different mushrooms.. but which ones are poisonous??

I realized at that moment what the answer was, smiled and went back home for the night.

The next day, around the same time as before, I returned to the picnic table where only 12 mushrooms remained. The 18 that had disappeared must have been eaten by the various critters and wildlife and therefore safe to eat.

I crossed out the 12 mushrooms on my hand-drawn cart and searched for the 18 varieties that remained.. I cooked with them, they were great and I never got sick.

Sometimes a little logic is all you need.

- Russell Scott
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Excellent OP!
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Stick every one you see in your mouth. The ones that taste like burning are bad; the ones that are tasty are good. grinning
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Re: How to IDENTIFY WILD MUSHROOMS without a FIELD GUIDE! A personal account..
Great, OP. Really.
In addition, nowadays you can divide roughly with your method. The remaining shrooms can be googled.

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Op...what ate your mushrooms?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26788315

various critters and wildlife
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But you don't know if those critters croaked from eating the mushrooms.
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Great thread. i am trying to learn about edible shrooms myself.

:mushroom:
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Just flick them and if they turn blue they're good to eat. tounge
Thats what I do and it works every time!
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Ah ha! Just googled animals that eat poisonous mushrooms and it mentioned deer and rabbits.
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Well deer and rabbits, would probably eat the growing plant and not off a picnic table in the middle of the night. So the ones that ate the mushrooms off the picnic table were probably mice, rats, possum, racoon.
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Ah ha! Just googled animals that eat poisonous mushrooms and it mentioned deer and rabbits.
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Well deer and rabbits, would probably eat the growing plant and not off a picnic table in the middle of the night. So the ones that ate the mushrooms off the picnic table were probably mice, rats, possum, racoon.
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Real smart when dealing with deadly mushrooms
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man you got lucky, there are many different types of annimal which eat poisonous mushrooms.
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having quoted that, i can only say that over here it is an excellent autumn for picking mushrooms!
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Just flick them and if they turn blue they're good to eat. tounge
Thats what I do and it works every time!
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most edible boletes do that, but there are other not-so-edibles which do that too.
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lucky I say!!!
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I'll have to agree, because aren't some things poisonous to us are not for other creatures?
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Just flick them and if they turn blue they're good to eat. tounge
Thats what I do and it works every time!
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most edible boletes do that, but there are other not-so-edibles which do that too.
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Wrong. Only hallucinogen do that.

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