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    #997103 - 10/27/02 04:50 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I just about had a heart attack shroom huntin a few minutes ago.. But, now that I have refreshed my mind, Im not so sure :frown: These sure look a lot like gyms, eh? I found them in a big cluster on a long dead piece of wood. Please confirm my ID :smile: This will be my first find if they are gyms... [Email]argh@@!@!@![/Email] They are also doing a sort of greenish/blue bruise on the bottom. They are a little darker than the other pics of these guys tho, thats why im not 100%.
(Those are my girlfriends fingernails btw, so yall dont think im some sort of cross dresser or something ) :smile:













 


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #997155 - 10/27/02 05:22 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Its too bad there aren't any that have matured yet.  This would aid in identification.  From the pictures, what you have looks like Gymnopilus ventricosus, which is supposedly inactive (which would coincide with the lack of bruising), or weakly active.  These mushrooms are supposedly so bitter as to not be worth ingesting.  I'm not 100% positive on my ID (color of spore print? presence of a well developed veil? size at maturity?), but thought I would share my opinion with you anyway.  :crazy: 


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: bowling-name]
    #997163 - 10/27/02 05:27 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

they are bruising on the base, see the top pic?


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #997169 - 10/27/02 05:28 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

oh, and the veil is covering up the gills, so yeh they have a veil.


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #997217 - 10/27/02 05:48 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

OK, you do not have Gallerinas there, so you can rule that out as a deadly look-alike. By bruising, I meant to say "blueing" which would indicate psilocin. I don't see the bruising reaction in your picture as being "blue," which is troubling.

It has been suggested that Gymnopilus spectabilis (my second guess after Gymnopilus ventricosus) contains not psilocybin, but some oligoisoprenoid which acts differently but is still psychoactive. While I'm pretty certain that you don't have a deadly species here, I would advise caution in ingesting these, as they may have chemical constituents that would blur the line between "toxic" and "recreational" (much like Amanita muscaria).

I have little experience in collecting this genus, as the rust colored spore print makes me nervous and because a blackening reaction is not always easy to distinguish from a blueing reaction. Hopefully someone more familiar with this genus will weigh in.


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: bowling-name]
    #997226 - 10/27/02 05:51 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Ive heard they bruise like bluish green tho? i dunno i cant decide, i have never seen blueing b4. My buddy sugggested could be immature honey mushrooms, but the cap isn't sticky. Im taking a spore print right now. Thanks a lot for helping bowling-name!


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #997264 - 10/27/02 06:06 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I just gave it a taste... not too bitter... :frown: im gettin skeered!, they also have small hairs on the brownish part of the cap... im going to be so mad if these aint gyms!!!


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #997342 - 10/27/02 06:44 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I dont know if ther gyms or not But It would be a good thing to actually fint a ACTIVE species in tennessee. Was it near the smokies?


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #997438 - 10/27/02 07:31 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Just looking at those I thin they're Armillaria mellea, Honey Mushrooms. You should try for a spore print to verify. Honey Mushrooms do not always have a slimy cap. Here in Colorado, unless it's *very* wet, the caps are normally dry. Some of the Armillaria species have viscid caps, but you shouldn't rely on that for ID.

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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: ToxicMan]
    #998475 - 10/27/02 11:57 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I think your right, damnit to hell. Man, mushroom huntin in tennessee fuckin sucks. I feel like im just wasting my time. We ate 2 of them, got a placebo effect (i think it was from hoping that they were gyms so bad), but nothing as far as trippin. Im never gonna freakin find anything active! argh! im just gonna freakin start growin shit man....
Oh yeh, thanks for helping me ID these guys (and thanks for destroying all my hopes and dreams) lol, just kiddin on the last part


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #998557 - 10/28/02 12:18 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

you dont exacttly live in a hot spot for shrooms man move to washington lots here for everyone :grin:


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #998823 - 10/28/02 01:49 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I hope you fucking die for eating them without a good ID you fucking dum ass!


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #998973 - 10/28/02 03:30 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

geez man , you must be hella desperate for fuckin trippin. GEEZ.

You know, you should just take a trip down south, find a little somethin :smile: Or ya, grow some good ol cubies for fun :smile:


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: KoOs]
    #1001062 - 10/28/02 09:52 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

KoOS:Hey you fuckin dip shit, can you not read where me and bunch of other ppl said it has no deadly look alikes, or even poisonous ones? so kiss my ass you fuckin dipwad. :mad:


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: angryshroom]
    #1001066 - 10/28/02 09:54 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

angryshroom- yeh, i really wanna try the stuff, it sounds just like what I've always wanted, acid that wasn't so scary :smile:


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: RoKiSdEaD]
    #1001878 - 10/29/02 01:15 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

hey, try and keep this a little cleaner man.
and KoOs, that wasn't cool. it's stupid to eat an unid'd mushrooms but to tell someone you hope they died...


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Attn PWN hunters: If you should come across a bluing Psilocybe matching P. pellicolusa please smell it.
If you detect a scent reminiscent of Anethole (anise) please preserve a specimen or two for study and please PM me.


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: canid]
    #1001985 - 10/29/02 01:37 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

For being as fucking stupid as this fuck face was to do such a thing he had it coming!




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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: KoOs]
    #1001996 - 10/29/02 01:39 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

i second that one man


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: Dobie]
    #1002017 - 10/29/02 01:44 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

You know what if all the people that told you that it was OK to eat where my puppets? What then?? You go and eat this mushroom and you die Cuz you trust people over the net about Ids on mushrooms


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Re: Happiest Day of my Life? (plz help!) [Re: KoOs]
    #1002021 - 10/29/02 01:45 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

i know really it could be some dude like me half nekkid watchin midget porn like its fuckin sesame street. who wants to screw with some kids


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