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OfflineSterile
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I am hungry!
    #3490351 - 12/13/04 11:26 AM (13 years, 8 hours ago)

I found these under some bushes close to my house....i'm really hungry...:D I think they might be helvella crispa from some guides i checked out.....need some feedback tho....are there any similar lookalikes that can be dangerous for my health??
They smell rrrreeally nice & shroomy...
Thanx in advance






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Re: I am hungry! [Re: Sterile]
    #3490376 - 12/13/04 11:37 AM (13 years, 8 hours ago)

Interesting find! :laugh: It sure looks like H. crispa. I don't think I would eat them though. If You do, be sure to thoroughly prepare them (either by drying or boiling before cooking).


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Re: I am hungry! [Re: Sterile]
    #3490457 - 12/13/04 12:04 PM (13 years, 7 hours ago)

Helvella and Gyromita can be very dangerous if cooked improperly. Sometimes even proper cooking isn't enough to render them safe.


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Re: I am hungry! [Re: Gumby]
    #3490523 - 12/13/04 12:27 PM (13 years, 7 hours ago)

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Gumby said:
Helvella and Gyromita can be very dangerous if cooked improperly. Sometimes even proper cooking isn't enough to render them safe.




Even then, they don't taste very good.


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Re: I am hungry! [Re: BitterPill]
    #3490593 - 12/13/04 12:46 PM (13 years, 7 hours ago)

I agree with the others. Helvella and Gyromitra can cause poisoning and should not be eaten.

Arora list edibility as: "to be avoided"


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Re: I am hungry! [Re: shroomydan]
    #3490659 - 12/13/04 01:04 PM (13 years, 6 hours ago)

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I agree with the others. Helvella and Gyromitra can cause poisoning and should not be eaten.

Arora list edibility as: "to be avoided"




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Re: I am hungry! [Re: CptnGarden]
    #3491117 - 12/13/04 02:34 PM (13 years, 5 hours ago)

Thank you all for your feedback folks, i guess i ll stay hungry tonight!You all seem to agree too much on this  :laugh:

Stay shroomy!


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Re: I am hungry! [Re: Sterile]
    #3491526 - 12/13/04 03:53 PM (13 years, 4 hours ago)

Glad to see you're not going to eat those. I got here after the general "don't eat those" rush and didn't get to chime in.

I'll add that Dr. Nancy Weber, the current world authority on these mushrooms says that none of them should be eaten.

And, while you can find people who say that they are safe to eat if prepared correctly, Dr. Alexander Smith (Nancy Weber's father) used to point out that the German authority on the genus Russula died from eating them, and Dr. Smith was certain that that guy knew how to prepare them.

They sure are pretty mushrooms, though. Nice photos and finds.

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