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OfflineThe_Red_Crayon
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Laughing Gym's
    #1837521 - 08/21/03 04:00 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I have found a buncha of laughing gyms and i just want to know what should i do... Ive heard they have a awful taste. Is their some way to bypass the taste. Are they worth it at all to ingest?


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    #1837742 - 08/21/03 05:05 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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    #1838372 - 08/21/03 08:23 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Is there any poisonous look alikes to gyms? or are they not worth it?
Im not gonna eat them unless i identify it and even so i would still take caution. I have found a few but tossed them due to maggots and ants. I need some details on gyms i been looking around alotta places If i had a digital camera i could post some pics but no such luck...

any information on Gyms is welcome...


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Re: Laughing Gym's [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #1838774 - 08/21/03 10:20 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I found something awile back I thought were some type of gymnopillus.
Turned out to be some type of paxillus. As always I wouldn't eat anything unless 101% sure of what it is. There is alot of documentation on gymnopilus ** do a search and see what you find.
I'm under the impression that there are a few lookalikes that can make you ill... Good luck, also I think they like the cooler weather. so if your in the south maybe they are at higher altitiudes??????? NFU..


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Re: Laughing Gym's [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #1838837 - 08/21/03 10:43 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I found a Pholiota last year in the rain and the scales were all flattenned and until I took a close look it I thought I had found G. spetabilus.


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Re: Laughing Gym's [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #1838841 - 08/21/03 10:46 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I found a Pholiota last year in the rain and the scales were all flattened and until I took a close look it I thought I had found G. spectabilus.


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Re: Laughing Gym's [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #1838957 - 08/21/03 11:31 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

its pretty early for BLG wherever you are.
and considering the ammount required for effect, the taste, and the fact that they share alot of traits with deadly members of the same family of mushrooms. id advise against it, even if you were %100 sure, its STILL not worth it


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Re: Laughing Gym's [Re: Mitchnast]
    #1839126 - 08/22/03 12:21 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Gym's seem to be one of the most difficult mushrooms to identify for a lot of people, and there is one deadly look alike that I know of that can be very tempting. Why even eat the things? Stick to the animal poo!


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    #1839698 - 08/22/03 07:44 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i believe i have some gyms...

its a fairly large variety, maybe 3 or 4 inches tall and the caps are also 3 or 4 inches across, orangish brownish, with the little inward dip in the middle. the gills are white and close together, and some of them also are sort of backwards, with the gills slanting upwards and then the cap is almost flat.

i was having trouble taking a spore print, so i took a tissue and ran it around the gills of one, and it turned out rusty orange.

what do you guys think?


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Re: Laughing Gym's [Re: huntergatherer]
    #1839740 - 08/22/03 08:34 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

The litte inward dip doesn't sound right, a gym that large it would be unussual not to get a print, and they sound mature so the gill color should probably be some shade of orange or orangish brown. If you printed on white paper lookat it with your eyes at almost parallel to the suface white spore print are sometimes hard to see. You may still have gym, but it doesn't sound likely.


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