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Mushroom facts on these shrooms?
    #17871420 - 02/26/13 10:14 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Hi guys, I'm looking for some fun or interesting facts about the following mushrooms for this free online game I'm building.

Basically anything insightful, fun, interesting or what have you that you can share about the following mushrooms would be of great help.

1-Chanterelles
2-King Bolete
3-Lobster Mushrooms
4-Amanita Muscaria
5-Matsutakes
6-Puffballs (the genus)
7-Morels


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Shroomer204]
    #17871438 - 02/26/13 10:17 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

You should check out  http://www.mushroomexpert.com/

There you will find detailed descriptions of all the Genera and species you listed.


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Gravija]
    #17871540 - 02/26/13 10:38 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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You should check out  http://www.mushroomexpert.com/

There you will find detailed descriptions of all the Genera and species you listed.




Yea, I actually frequent that site quite lots for mushroom info, it's very good and I was hoping to get a users perspective though. Like for example umm, "Chantrelles: They can shine like gold on the forest floor." Or "Amanita Muscaria: the famous game mushroom" etc I just need the facts, doesn't have to sound cool or anything, I'll re-word it after.


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Shroomer204]
    #17871925 - 02/26/13 11:46 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

You sound like you're doing pretty well yourself.  Like "Morels: Mushroom hunter's gold" ?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morels says:
Morels have been called by many local names; some of the more colorful include dryland fish, because when sliced lengthwise then breaded and fried, their outline resembles the shape of a fish; hickory chickens, as they are known in many parts of Kentucky; and merkels or miracles, based on a story of how a mountain family was saved from starvation by eating morels. In parts of West Virginia, they are known as "molly moochers." Other common names for morels include sponge mushroom. Genus Morchella is derived from morchel, an old German word for mushroom, while morel itself is derived from the Latin maurus meaning brown.

Lots of fun facts there


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: wizardesk]
    #17872658 - 02/27/13 02:33 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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You sound like you're doing pretty well yourself.  Like "Morels: Mushroom hunter's gold" ?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morels says:
Morels have been called by many local names; some of the more colorful include dryland fish, because when sliced lengthwise then breaded and fried, their outline resembles the shape of a fish; hickory chickens, as they are known in many parts of Kentucky; and merkels or miracles, based on a story of how a mountain family was saved from starvation by eating morels. In parts of West Virginia, they are known as "molly moochers." Other common names for morels include sponge mushroom. Genus Morchella is derived from morchel, an old German word for mushroom, while morel itself is derived from the Latin maurus meaning brown.

Lots of fun facts there




Seeing "molly moochers" reminds me of my childhood. I learned about morels as a kid back in West Virginia. As a teenager I used to run into other shroomers that didn't come from there and I would ask them if they ever went molly mooching and they would look at me like I was crazy until I explained what a molly moocher was. For a long time as a kid that was the only name I knew for morels. It wasn't until I was in boot camp for the Marines that I learned they were really called morels. I found a mess of them while on maneuvers and was corrected/informed of the correct name.


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: gandalf579]
    #17872932 - 02/27/13 03:39 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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Seeing "molly moochers" reminds me of my childhood. I learned about morels as a kid back in West Virginia. As a teenager I used to run into other shroomers that didn't come from there and I would ask them if they ever went molly mooching and they would look at me like I was crazy until I explained what a molly moocher was. For a long time as a kid that was the only name I knew for morels. It wasn't until I was in boot camp for the Marines that I learned they were really called morels. I found a mess of them while on maneuvers and was corrected/informed of the correct name.




Well, seeing as we're all sharing and all.. Picking morels where I live isn't for the weak hearted. It's prime time wood tick season where I'm from when they are out, it's extremely hard core and I personally never met someone that is willing or could last to go up against a possible 3-30 wood ticks yet like myself.


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Shroomer204]
    #17873032 - 02/27/13 04:13 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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Seeing "molly moochers" reminds me of my childhood. I learned about morels as a kid back in West Virginia. As a teenager I used to run into other shroomers that didn't come from there and I would ask them if they ever went molly mooching and they would look at me like I was crazy until I explained what a molly moocher was. For a long time as a kid that was the only name I knew for morels. It wasn't until I was in boot camp for the Marines that I learned they were really called morels. I found a mess of them while on maneuvers and was corrected/informed of the correct name.




Well, seeing as we're all sharing and all.. Picking morels where I live isn't for the weak hearted. It's prime time wood tick season where I'm from when they are out, it's extremely hard core and I personally never met someone that is willing or could last to go up against a possible 3-30 wood ticks yet like myself.





Weird. A lot of shroomers I've run into say they're bothered by ticks like that but believe it or not the last time I had a tick on me was over 20 years ago. And I never use any type of repellent either. I guess I just taste bad to them. :shrug:


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Shroomer204]
    #17873116 - 02/27/13 05:07 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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Shroomer204 said:
Well, seeing as we're all sharing and all.. Picking morels where I live isn't for the weak hearted. It's prime time wood tick season where I'm from when they are out, it's extremely hard core and I personally never met someone that is willing or could last to go up against a possible 3-30 wood ticks yet like myself.




you can try wearing rubber boots and soak a cloth in kerosene and rub it all over the boots, normally keeps all the ticks off me but i only use this in summer, when you can easily get a few hundred ticks on you within a matter of minutes............

anyway happy hunting :billymaythumbup:


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Shroomer204]
    #17873210 - 02/27/13 06:51 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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1-Chanterelles




They are often picked in Zimbabwe!

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2-King Bolete





Can be found all 12 months of the year, but it is 1000 times easier to find them in November and December (on the california coast).

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3-Lobster Mushrooms





Never parasitize poisonous mushrooms! 

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4-Amanita Muscaria





Consuming enough to get high makes 2 in 5 people throw up!

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5-Matsutakes





Should be made into a soup with lots of cilantro.

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6-Puffballs (the genus)





Someone snorted puffball spores and died.


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #17873364 - 02/27/13 08:31 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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Someone snorted puffball spores and died.





That really happened?? :stoned2:


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: DurtyMateo]
    #17873429 - 02/27/13 09:08 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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That really happened?? :stoned2:




Or maybe they just got really sick.

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/nov2001.html

Puffball spores kill dogs.

http://www.fungimag.com/fall-2012-articles_2/FallV5I4SPuffballDogLR.pdf


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #17873684 - 02/27/13 11:13 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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Quote:

DurtyMateo said:
That really happened?? :stoned2:




Or maybe they just got really sick.

http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/nov2001.html

Puffball spores kill dogs.

http://www.fungimag.com/fall-2012-articles_2/FallV5I4SPuffballDogLR.pdf




:shockedpussy:
Thats interesting..
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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Joust]
    #17876542 - 02/27/13 08:42 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Why in the hell would someone snort mushroom spores?!? :facepalm:
That makes my head hurt...


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: maynardjameskeenan]
    #17876549 - 02/27/13 08:44 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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That makes my head hurt...




Not as much as theirs.


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: maynardjameskeenan]
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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: wizardesk]
    #17877246 - 02/27/13 10:51 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

1. Chanterelles are usually maggot free
2. In my opinion King Bolete is the best tasting edible mushroom!! Its got an indescribable flavor, sort of nutty and sweet. 
3. Lobster mushroom can render usually unpalatable mushrooms delicious
4. A person whose eaten Amanita muscaria has psychoactive pee- drink up!
5. Matsutake are highly prized and command steep prices, esp in japan where they are exported to
6. large puffballs can be confused for sheep in a pasture
7. Morels on the west coast usually grow in burned areas


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #17893421 - 03/02/13 07:49 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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-Puffballs (the genus)

Someone snorted puffball spores and died.




I'm gonna use it, maybe I'll change the text to something like "it's said that someone snorted puffball mushroom spores and once died"

Or legend has it, etc


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Psittacina]
    #17893435 - 03/02/13 07:53 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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1. Chanterelles are usually maggot free
2. In my opinion King Bolete is the best tasting edible mushroom!! Its got an indescribable flavor, sort of nutty and sweet. 
3. Lobster mushroom can render usually unpalatable mushrooms delicious
4. A person whose eaten Amanita muscaria has psychoactive pee- drink up!
5. Matsutake are highly prized and command steep prices, esp in japan where they are exported to
6. large puffballs can be confused for sheep in a pasture
7. Morels on the west coast usually grow in burned areas




A lot of good ones in here that I came across and forgot about which I'll have to use. But I really like "#6. large puffballs can be confused for sheep in a pasture"
Never heard that one before.


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Shroomer204]
    #17894121 - 03/02/13 09:53 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

yep, sometimes you have to make a quick u-ie on the highway just to be sure!


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Re: Mushroom facts on these shrooms? [Re: Psittacina]
    #17894225 - 03/02/13 10:15 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Amanita muscaria inspired a man to become santa


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