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OfflineRavinoff
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Spore ball??
    #1736267 - 07/21/03 10:09 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Today while looking for mushrooms on lawns i came across a very odd thing.

It was a little ball about 1 cm diameter with a tiny hole in it, and when you squeezed it Spores came out!!

Does anyone have any idea what this could be?


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: Ravinoff]
    #1736275 - 07/21/03 10:12 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Sounds like a puffball mushroom, no clue of the species name though.
Did it look like any of these?
http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=puffball+mushroom&spell=1


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: Ravinoff]
    #1736357 - 07/21/03 10:35 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

That would be a puffball. There are lots of different kinds.

The biggest kinds can get about 3 feet across.

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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1736635 - 07/22/03 12:15 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Does anyone else love puffballs as much as I do? Exciting to find them in the grass and then attacking your friends with them (All the while helping spread the spores of this little visitor)


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: khemfusion]
    #1736642 - 07/22/03 12:17 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I wanna try eating them, but I can never find the before they start producing spores :frown:


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: Gumby]
    #1736792 - 07/22/03 01:14 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

ah the puffball. the first mushroom i ever met by name.


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: TomJoad]
    #1738706 - 07/22/03 05:41 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Ah, memories of throwing and squeezing them on your friends, fun little things :smirk:


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: shroomben2003]
    #1738955 - 07/22/03 07:03 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

you know, they're are some active puffballs, posted about them awhile ago, I'll put up a link a lil later.


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: gdman]
    #1739074 - 07/22/03 07:47 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Active puffballs huh? Sounds interesting...


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: shroomben2003]
    #1739157 - 07/22/03 08:14 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

you can see the post here, now I'm not saying that they have psilocybin in them, beacuse they don't. But supposedly they cause auditory hallucinations and such. Anyone have any expiriance with them?


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: gdman]
    #1740200 - 07/23/03 02:05 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

puff balls are sweet! i remember those from when i was little.. ah, the memories.. i sure like to trip off some, lol, i wonder if its true.


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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: GWAR]
    #1740886 - 07/23/03 01:05 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

We use to call them "devil's snuff" when I was a kid. We'd stomp'em (after they turned brown) and the "snuff' would go everywhere. Farm kids will play with just about anything.

I've always wanted to try some puffballs myself, Gumby. Found a shitload of the skull-shaped puffballs (Calvatia craniformis) last year, but the spores had already turned greenish, so they weren't fit to eat.

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Re: Spore ball?? [Re: doo]
    #1745063 - 07/24/03 05:15 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

There's nothing like stomping through a field of ripe puffballs.  They're even better than popping bubble wrap.  :smile:


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