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shroom ID from farm in MA
    #8797558 - 08/19/08 07:55 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Hey guys, i live on a small cattle farm in eastern massachusetts and just recently decided to go mushroom hunting. i found a bunch all over the place, but there are a few that really intrigued me. does anyone have any clue what type of mushrooms these might be?

Photos:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/lukeskyfalker/rainbow/DSCN0436.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/lukeskyfalker/rainbow/DSCN0437.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/lukeskyfalker/rainbow/DSCN0438.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/lukeskyfalker/rainbow/DSCN0439.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/lukeskyfalker/rainbow/DSCN0440.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/lukeskyfalker/rainbow/DSCN0441.jpg


Habitat:
a small wooded area near a swamp, popular hangout of my cows

Gills/Stem:
the majority of them have white gills and white stems, asime from one big brown one, which is all brown

any help would be greatly appreciated. danke shane!


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Re: shroom ID from farm in MA [Re: lukeskyfalker]
    #8797611 - 08/19/08 08:07 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

The ones with striate margins are Amanitas, and they look to be in the Amanita vaginata group. While that group of species are edible, I would strongly recommend *not* eating them. Amanitas kill more people than all other mushrooms put together, so an ID of some to be eaten must be correct. An ID based on a photo on the Internets is not reliable enough to potentially risk your life on.

The brown one looks to be a Lactarius. Try breaking the stem. Is it fibrous, or does it break like a piece of chalk?

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: shroom ID from farm in MA [Re: ToxicMan]
    #8798001 - 08/19/08 09:45 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

Dont forget to get close ups of the base of the stipe, this is very important when identifying mushrooms in the genus Amanita. Nice pics though, awesome specimens.


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Re: shroom ID from farm in MA [Re: ToxicMan]
    #8798492 - 08/19/08 11:19 PM (10 years, 2 months ago)

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ToxicMan said:
Amanitas kill more people than all other mushrooms put together, so an ID of some to be eaten must be correct. An ID based on a photo on the Internets is not reliable enough to potentially risk your life on.





Nice line.  Mind if I borrow it?


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