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OfflineRefah
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    #1688508 - 07/05/03 07:51 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

i live in south arkansas last night a friend and I went shroom hunting and we found 4 big shrooms they were found in a cow pasture but not directly growing out of dung but the grass was pretty tall and lack of lights so i could not exactly tell all 4 shrooms were the same size i have a few pics the shrooms have about 6 inch caps and the caps are white on the outside that fade into a brown/orange in the center. they remind me of psilocybe cubensis but the size throws me off can anyone help id these for me thanks


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Re: id needed [Re: Refah]
    #1688616 - 07/05/03 08:46 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

At first glance those look like Lepiotas. Some of them are excellent edibles, some of them are deadly poison.

First, you need to do a spore print. That will help confirm the genus.

Next, you need to write us a description. For guidelines on doing that, read the sticky threads at the top of the forum. Assuming these are Lepiotas, some information that will be important will be odor and bruising.

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Re: id needed [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1688655 - 07/05/03 09:20 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Those could very well be dried Amanita Virosa. They were growin around my complex, the largest on had a cap that was like 8 inches all the way across cap. They were white with that peeling brown on cap just like those, and then a bit darker when dried, they printed spore prints that were brown to red/white


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    #1688873 - 07/05/03 11:10 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

That is a possibility.

The toxins in the dangerous Lepiotas are identical with those in Amanita virosa and its immediate poisonous relatives.

To decide between Amanita and Lepiota (without a microscope) we need to see a good photo of the base of the stem - one which was not cut off when the mushroom was picked.

Overall, the scaliness of the cap leads me to lean towards Lepiota more than Amanita.

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Re: id needed [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1690182 - 07/06/03 03:27 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I'm gonna go with Lepoita, don't eat them though.


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