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motohunter

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north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:44:12 AM »

hey just found these babys by the road today... and A LOT TOO..
just want to make sure they are what im thinking off
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 11:06:44 PM »

Were these mushrooms close to any trees? What kind of trees?
Are the gills cream colour and free frome the stipe?
Do you have the stipe from that large cap? Does the stipe have a ring around it that looks like a skirt?
More pics? There are orange/yellow species so they just may be! ^_^
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 12:42:30 PM »

yes yes and yes...

they were by pine trees... the spores are a NICE pearl color and yes on the bottle of the stem is a skirt looking thing..
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 09:33:39 AM »

Growing from pine root is good. I think you might have a very nice find on your hands.  ^_^
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 11:32:56 AM »

thanks man.. i have been drying them out for a quite a while now and the caps are nice and crispy but the stems are a little soft. they have been laying in the sun to dry.

but to help them dry at night should i put them in a box of rice to help this out.. want to use ASAP
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 04:16:06 PM »

Just setting them in front of a fan will get em pretty dry.
To get em cracker dry, Desiccant works wonders, and can be found at any hardware or big box home improvement store.
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2012, 05:15:25 PM »

well they have been very dry now and ive taken more than enough.... about 3 caps and nothing...
there DUDS!!!
 very sad now
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darksyde

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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012, 05:43:21 PM »

I hope for your sake thats the only problem.  Eating wild mushrooms without knowing exactly what they are can be extremely dangerous..  Some dont show the signs right away either, but could be fast at work taking out the liver or kidneys.. Not trying to freak you out, but I would be paying extra attention to any unusual cramps or pains in the future. Hope all stays well!  :mellow:
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012, 09:13:26 PM »

Totally. When I go picking, it's good to have a lot of reference material to study your findings. And even when I'm sure I found an edible and I'm comfortable enough to test it out, I only take a small amount. A lot of different mushrooms in the wild can start to cause symptoms as long as a day and a half after ingestion and are commonly misdiagnosed by medical prof. resulting in organ failure like Darksyde just mentioned. The final out come can sometimes be fatal. I dont wanna freak you out either, but I hope when I said you may have something good, you had done not only the research of appearance, but also characteristics. Where I live, within a 4 hour drive radius, there are about 30 edibles that dont have look-a-likes... But there are quite a few poisonous mimicing bastards round here too!  :angry:
They're sneaky buggers so you have to always be cautious. Good luck with your hunting! Peace  :ph34r:
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2012, 05:40:07 PM »

well i did a whole lot of research on them... the color, the spore color, how the climate and sun can give it its colors, where they normally grow, how to dry them to get the ACID toxins out.
i made sure i was safe and took little by little but nothing.. not even a cramp.
i boiled 3 caps into tea with a friend and shared it and nothing happened..
last week me and my girlfriend crushed them up in a grinder to a fine power and made more tea with 2 teaspoons and nothing happend.
then this weekend i put 2 table spoons of the mushroom powder into my margarita drink and still nothing happened..

i guess i found fakes and ill just be safe and stick to my wily eye mushrooms witch i know a lot about.. to bad the seasons over.
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 02:14:14 PM »

Glad to hear you did a lot of research. You could always get a fly spore print online, i've seen them at mycology supply shops. Cultivate your own at home. Its a fun hobby! :ph34r:
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Re: north georgia mushrooms identification.. fly agaric??
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 04:03:27 PM »

Sorry to hear that they were non-active. It looks like it though. Sometimes you can't be sure.I've found some white ones here in Nicaragua and the Christmas red ones too(the gardener destroyed that one damn!!) Hope you find more of the GOOD ones!! Happy shrooming!!!
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