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Mushroom question

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OK I hunt fish & fungi, can any one tell me if I can eat these two little beauties?
The main season is just starting over here in Guernsey, both these mushrooms appear in numbers at the beginning of the season but what are they?
 

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Amanita citrina and amanita phalloides? Not sure at all (should watch it closer) and I'm not such a big expert though, but they both look pretty similar to some toxic amanitae.
Here in my country every district has an office at the Health Service Agency for recognizing mushrooms: nothing like this in Uk?
I would NOT eat it without certainty: be carfeul, remember you're a friend of mine and I count on you for my Guernsey trip.
 
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The one on the right definitely looks like an amanita though I cannot say which one. The genus has more poisonous species than any other one so I'd pass for sure. Not sure about the one on the left either. Once you get good at identifying mushrooms it's not a huge deal - though I read recently of a family in mexico that lost several members when they gathered a mushroom they'd been eating for generations - but it had mutated.
 
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stay away from the shrooms fox :) just say no :)
 
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Hey guys dont worry, I have been studying fungi for 20 years.
I know what they are! just wondered if any of you did?
 
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foxfish said:
Hey guys dont worry, I have been studying fungi for 20 years.
I know what they are! just wondered if any of you did?
ha ha ha, Foxfish.
So did we pass the exam? In other words: what are they really?
 
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fungi is the name given to a friendly dolphin in the south west of Ireland. I thought he must have pisssed foxfish off really bad or something when i read the first line
 
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i like this thread... when i lived in Spain i used to loads of mushooms in season, "bolets" and ... gad i cant remember the name.. .the big thick brown one (Adrian where are you??)

however, funghi porcini remain my all time favourite and i will be faithful to them forever :inlove

last week Paul and I went to an italian and i had a pizzi with bresaola and rucola.. couldnt resist asking for porcini mushrooms as an addition mmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm

didnt know that was your "thing" foxfish, very interesting.

Edit: just found the name... ROVELLONS. mmmmmm
http://www.seasonalchef.com/marketreport110505.htm
 
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First mushroom, Amanita phalloides. The death caps we have in Guernsey all seem to have a yellowish cap, more often seen with a olive colour elsewhere.
Second mushroom, Amanita pantherina. The panther cap is not quite so deadly but you wouldn't want to eat one!
Interestingly, a locale couple who eat half a dozen death caps, were the first documented survivors of such a heavy dose of poison. They were very ill for a long time even after they came out of thier coma!! I am not sure but I think they may well of since died a premature death?
The treatment involved filtering thier blood though charcoal.
 
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spaghetti said:
Amanita citrina and amanita phalloides? Not sure at all (should watch it closer) and I'm not such a big expert though, but they both look pretty similar to some toxic amanitae.
:t I missed it by a nose!
 
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You were close my friend but citrina (false death cap) as it name implies looks very similar to phalloides however citrina is still poisonous.
It has been said that it is possible to proses critina in a way to make it edible? But because it looks so similar to the death cap, the very idea of picking it would be foolhardy.
 
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I thought that was Pantherina - but it is much lighter than the ones I've seen.
 
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sheeeesshhhh rofl
didnt realise what i'd written!!!
 
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MMMMM my all time Pizza Topping . :naughty Psilocybe semilanceataty wicked:head
 
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OK then, I have just collected these. What are they & can I eat them?
 

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Lepiota procera? Good to eat, in italian known as "Mazza di Tamburo" ("Drum stick").
Not sure though: check before eating!
 
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How can you tell they are not Lepiota rhacodes?
 
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:confused: Good question: how can I? All I know is that I would pick them as Mazze di Tamburo (procera) and cook them with rice, or with roast, or make a sauce and pour it on polenta (that's a sort of soft cornbread), or even eat it raw with olive oil and pepper (only the cap, not the leg that's too tough and spongy). :t
 
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