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"Berkshire Blue" Amanita
    #3105388 - 09/07/04 09:59 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

"Berkshire Blue" Amanita
This photograph was taken by the Late Professor McGinty, the only person ever to have found the infamous "Berkshire Blue" Amanita. While many mycologists believe that this is a fraudulent picture, others come to the Berkshires to walk the same woods frequented by the late, great Mcginty, with hopes of finding this elusive mushroom for themselves.



http://www.bms.iwarp.com/


I found this intriguing bit of info at the Berkshire Mycological Society home page.  It's really quite amazing looking, although some think it fraudulent.  If it is, it's well done.  If not then we have quite the specimen. 

Since this is the only known finding of the Berkshire blue, it may suggest a spot mutation, instead of an individuated species.  Perhaps an albino or leucistic pigmentation.  Perhaps another variation like formosa.  If it is its own species it suggests that it has perhaps the most obscure fruiting triggers known. 

In either case it has gained quite the status of a local legend among amateur mycologists in the area, kind of like the monster of Loch Ness.  Hope you find this as intriguing as I did.  Any thoughts?

:rasta:,

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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #3105425 - 09/07/04 10:04 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

That looks really cool. Kind of like an icy blue amanita.


I hope it's really out there. It'll make the world a more beautiful place.


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #3105428 - 09/07/04 10:05 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

The buttons look like easter eggs!


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #3105632 - 09/07/04 10:45 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

wow that is beautiful


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #3106325 - 09/08/04 01:03 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

It looks fraudulent to me... Check out the lighting. Something doesn't seem right.


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #3107028 - 09/08/04 04:46 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Those are FUCKING RAD!~  :eek:


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #3107057 - 09/08/04 05:08 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I am among those who believe that the Late Professor McGinty is good at painting and Photoshop.


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: ivi]
    #3107279 - 09/08/04 08:42 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

it is very easy to understand it .just put it in photo shop and play with the filters.if its done with it too easy to understand.


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #3112321 - 09/09/04 05:48 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Oi guys check it out!!
I just found these the other day. And i live all the way down here in Aus! They must be spreading or something!



I'm pretty excited! I'll make a spore print and that. Send one of u myco experts a fragment or sumthin if u want...


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #3112767 - 09/09/04 11:08 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

They look pretty cool even if they were edited in paint shop... Amazing color job on them though, if i didnt know better it would be almost impossible to tell.


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #3114377 - 09/09/04 05:27 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I agree that it's probably photoshopped.  However i was trying to bring up a topic through it.  Spot mutations are possible, and this could very well actually happen.  I guess it was kind of a thought experiment, i.e. What if you found it?  Would it be a mutation, or new species?  Would you take a spore print, or leave be because you could not bring yourself to destroy such a beautiful thing? etc.

I myself, despite feeling that the pic has a 99% probability of being altered, am choosing to believe in the idea of "Berkshire Blue", because mycology is strange and amazing, and i refuse to kill that spirit i still have.

This is our chance of having our own "One-eyed Otis, biggest bass in this here lake, only been seen once chewing done a raft of full size goats!  Smart evil little bastard he is, but one day i'll finally catch that enormous bugger and make him pay for what he done to po' ole' Milky!!"

I'll be telling this or a simillar tale to my kids one day while passing on the art of the foray, all the while keeping my own eyes open.  I want that story, that feeling of legend to remain, keep the hunt magickal, and that's where i'm coming from. 

:rasta:,

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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #22328656 - 10/03/15 04:38 PM (1 year, 2 months ago)



I have found a  a group of about 20 Blue Amanita Muscaria look a likeys in my garden , under my young Oak tree. I have crushed up and distributed the crumbs of many Red Amanitas over the last 5 years . Are these really Blue Amanitas. They have a ring , warts and bulb. Waiting on a response from my mycologist friend Dr Christian Taylor. I need to take a picture in daylight of the whole group in the ground , thanks. RH


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Cheshire Ranger]
    #22328662 - 10/03/15 04:40 PM (1 year, 2 months ago)

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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Cheshire Ranger]
    #22328690 - 10/03/15 04:45 PM (1 year, 2 months ago)

Chesire, compare to Stropharia caerulea or Stropharia aeruginosa


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Cheshire Ranger]
    #22328694 - 10/03/15 04:47 PM (1 year, 2 months ago)

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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: Mycomancer]
    #22328755 - 10/03/15 04:59 PM (1 year, 2 months ago)

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"Berkshire Blue" Amanita
This photograph was taken by the Late Professor McGinty, the only person ever to have found the infamous "Berkshire Blue" Amanita. While many mycologists believe that this is a fraudulent picture, others come to the Berkshires to walk the same woods frequented by the late, great Mcginty, with hopes of finding this elusive mushroom for themselves.



http://www.bms.iwarp.com/


I found this intriguing bit of info at the Berkshire Mycological Society home page.  It's really quite amazing looking, although some think it fraudulent.  If it is, it's well done.  If not then we have quite the specimen. 

Since this is the only known finding of the Berkshire blue, it may suggest a spot mutation, instead of an individuated species.  Perhaps an albino or leucistic pigmentation.  Perhaps another variation like formosa.  If it is its own species it suggests that it has perhaps the most obscure fruiting triggers known. 

In either case it has gained quite the status of a local legend among amateur mycologists in the area, kind of like the monster of Loch Ness.  Hope you find this as intriguing as I did.  Any thoughts?

:rasta:,

mycomancer




I found this while looking up the species. To be honest the photo looks like it's shopped, over-saturated manipulated in someway to me.



Stropharia aeruginosa is sure a beautiful mushrooms :bliss:


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Re: "Berkshire Blue" Amanita [Re: maynardjameskeenan]
    #22328841 - 10/03/15 05:13 PM (1 year, 2 months ago)

Thanks that's the fellas , mine are more domed rather than the glorious nipple on your picture., have they any narcotic value ?


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