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    #3811387 - 02/21/05 04:25 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I?m still a mushroom virgin but interested in every aspect of it.

Last summer my friend took me out to a cow field with some friends to go pick with him. They ate a few caps, but seeing how it was a group of 4 and the pickings were slim due to this being a ?on the spot adventure?, they felt very little. I had just started smoking marijuana and didn?t want to jump into any other drug until I was comfortable with weed. My friend has hunted at this spot many times before but hasn't figured out the best time to go pick. The mushrooms were very small, about as tall as a toothpick and the stems about as wide. The caps would start out like an umbrella and open up like a plate (flat on top with the gills swooping to the stem). The caps were purple/lavender and about as big as a dime (the biggest I saw) and they said they dissolved in your mouth with a bitter taste. they grew at the tree line by a river on dung. the growing starts around midnight and are at maturity around 3-4am. By the time morning comes they disappear, picking and trying to take them back makes them dissolve. One of my friends took a sample of dung with him that had some on it but said when he looked at it in the morning it just had a mushroom imprint on the bag.

I know this is a vague description and pictures would be a big help. but if anyone can identify what they are it would be much appreciated. Also if anyone has any idea of how to preserve them that would be an even bigger help. If you need more info please ask, I don?t really know what is needed to identify.


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Re: Like to say hellow and ask a question [Re: JPMcGraw]
    #3811407 - 02/21/05 04:29 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Where are you? sounds like liberty caps sort of i guess.


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Re: Like to say hellow and ask a question [Re: JPMcGraw]
    #3811408 - 02/21/05 04:29 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

To me it sounds like a species of coprinus. The "dissolving" is common for inky caps... I often notice them grow early in the morning and pretty much melt away by early afternoon.


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Re: Like to say hellow and ask a question [Re: eris]
    #3811419 - 02/21/05 04:32 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Here is what Coprinus dissolving looks like:



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Re: Like to say hellow and ask a question [Re: JPMcGraw]
    #3811531 - 02/21/05 04:59 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Also, it is very unsafe to eat any unidentified mushroom. Severe illness or even death could result.

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I don?t really know what is needed to identify.



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Re: Like to say hellow and ask a question [Re: eris]
    #3812594 - 02/21/05 07:33 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

It sounds like he doesn't live in a mainly english speaking country. Spell check: Hello


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Re: Like to say hellow and ask a question [Re: JPMcGraw]
    #3813205 - 02/21/05 09:36 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

coprinus... stop eating mushrooms and start learning. and dont start eating mushrooms again till you know what you're doing.


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Re: Like to say hellow and ask a question [Re: Mitchnast]
    #3816773 - 02/22/05 02:22 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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blaze2 said:
Where are you? sounds like liberty caps sort of i guess.




::tightens overalls::
clarksville tennessee, about 20 miles from the border of kentucky.

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Also, it is very unsafe to eat any unidentified mushroom. Severe illness or even death could result.




thats another reason why i didn't want to eat them, my friends aren't as cautious as i am.

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It sounds like he doesn't live in a mainly english speaking country. Spell check: Hello




get use to my typo hilarity.


to everyone, thanks for the help, now i have a good place to start.


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Re: Like to say hellow and ask a question [Re: JPMcGraw]
    #3816895 - 02/22/05 02:59 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

shit i dont think that liberty caps are that far south. the thin stem means its definately not cubes, IF its an active the only one i can think of would be some cope cyans. If it doesnt match that then DONT eat them. Peace

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Re: Like to say hellow and ask a question [Re: JPMcGraw]
    #3817037 - 02/22/05 03:39 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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they said they dissolved in your mouth with a bitter taste




Ink Cap Gourmet? :P No offence but those are some stupid ignormant people trying to get you to eat wild, unknown mushrooms. Friends?!


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Re: Like to say hello and ask a question [Re: Civ]
    #3892851 - 03/09/05 03:29 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Update

I found this

http://www.grzyby.pl/coprinus-site-Kees-Uljee/species/macrocep.htm

These are either similar to the ones we found, or this is the species. All the info I have found on them correlates to the ones we found in the field (size, shape, color, inky melting).

Now for my questions,
the info I haven't found (or just don't know what for, or where to look) is what the spore print looks like, if there are any identical species, are they edible, are they active, how to dry inky caps, and if they are even worth fooling with. I have looked hard for all the answers to those questions coming up with nothing (on this sight and others, wore out google and yahoo). So if it?s not too much to ask (and you can quickly come up with the info) could you please help me on my learning experience.

Forgive anything I say, I?m still new to all this.


Edited by JPMcGraw (03/09/05 03:34 PM)


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Re: Like to say hello and ask a question [Re: JPMcGraw]
    #3892973 - 03/09/05 04:13 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

You said,
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and if they are even worth fooling with.





All Coprinus spores and prints are jet black, that is why they are called inky caps because they run like ink.

They are not active and I see no reason why you would want to fool around with them

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Re: Like to say hello and ask a question [Re: JPMcGraw]
    #3892990 - 03/09/05 04:17 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

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are even worth fooling with.




No. They are not active, and though probably not poisonous, they should not be eaten.


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Re: Like to say hello and ask a question [Re: mjshroomer]
    #3892994 - 03/09/05 04:18 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

yay!!! stuff to remember.


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