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questions on bluing
    #3069427 - 08/30/04 03:59 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

ok a few questions with bluing.

1. does it have to be blue, or can it be just darker in color?

2. How long does it take to blue usually?

3. do i have to do anything to it to get it to start bluing?

thanks for any help.


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Re: questions on bluing [Re: secretmachine]
    #3069626 - 08/30/04 04:45 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

no it deffinitly stains blue
depends on the species
just touch it or push in the stem

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Re: questions on bluing [Re: secretmachine]
    #3070229 - 08/30/04 07:10 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

1. Blue means blue.
2. Most mushrooms blue within a minute or two. Bruising color changes can take up to one hour.
3. With most mushrooms, scratching them ushroom with a fingernail is sufficient. If you are looking for official bruising reactions, cut the mushroom in half vertically, then scrape the inside of one of the halves with your knife edge hard enough to bruise the tissue. With most boletes, simply exposing the inside tissue to the air is sufficient to cause bluing.

Happy mushrooming!

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