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#1 dial8

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:12 PM

Destroying angel that is. Amanita virosa.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:23 PM

Nice... D8 !

..They look like eggs before they start to look like this !

#3 dial8

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 02:28 PM

Yeah. It's amazing that something so beautiful can kill you dead!

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:32 PM

gorgeous and deadly, my kind of woman

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 07:52 PM

Won't one of those will take about a week to slowly shut down your internal organs?

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:09 AM

It's a good idea to share info about deadly Amanitas

Symptoms of poisoning Amanita virosa and its relative Amanita bisporigera both contain the deadly amatoxin poisons, and since they are so common in North America they have been responsible for many cases of severe poisoning and death. The first symptoms of poisoning are vomiting, persistent diarrhea, and severe stomach pains; the onset of symptoms normally occurs some eight to ten hours or as long as twenty-four hours after eating a meal containing these amanitas. After this there may be a period of apparent improvement before the second effect of the poisoning occurs; this is a deterioration in function of both the liver (hepatic failure) and the kidneys (renal failure). These will show up in the patient as yellowing or discoloration of the whites of the eyes and skin, as in hepatitis, and also in discoloration of the urine. Thus, it is crucial not to leave the patient untreated during the first stages. The sufferer should be taken immediately to the nearest hospital and the doctors informed that mushrooms were eaten during the past few days so that there is no possibility the doctors will misidentify the cause of the poisoning.

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#7 dial8

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for that information, jim!

I agree, we need to post more information abou the deadly ones.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:41 PM

those syptoms remind what i felt like after my lawyer explained to me what i owed my ex! I did not die....just lingered for about 1 year and I am back better than ever before!:dance:

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:17 PM

cool pic, perfect and round

did you grow or find?

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:44 PM

Thanks for that information, jim!

I agree, we need to post more information abou the deadly ones.


Agreed and agreed. And damn fine pics D8!

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:18 PM

I've got that same book Waylit. It's a good one for sure.

I'm having a hard time remembering the near identical mushroom that causes people to mistake the poisonous mushroom for the edible mushroom. The 2 are nearly identical, with the exception of a few characteristics like spores exc., but they look identical nearly. One way to tell the Amanita from the edible is; the bulb like bottom of the stem on the Amanita is enclosed in a sack of skin. If you use your fingers to gently massage the bulb on the stem, the skin of the sack will move around on the Amanita. The sack should pull away from the bulb on the stem on the Amanita. That's one way I read you can tell the difference in the Destroying Angel and the edible look alike.

Regardless, don't attempt to eat any of the 2. More information on the species............ http://www.mushroome...isporigera.html

#12 Hippie3

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:21 PM

got any recipes ?
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#13 dial8

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:50 AM

Found it in mixed woods. Ther were hard wods around and pine trees.

cool pic, perfect and round

did you grow or find?



#14 dial8

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:53 AM

Yup. First stick it in a paper sack. Then build a big ole camp fire. Final step now so pay close attention. Don't remove it from the paper sack and throw the whole thing in the fire.:D

got any recipes ?
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#15 Hippie3

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:57 AM

roasted eh ?

just kidding

cool pic,
perfect and round
...

speaking of beautiful angels...
h9.jpg

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 04:54 PM

Eating poisonous mushrooms kills.

Most of the people who survive to tell the tale after eating Destroying Angels, say that they do not taste bad.. if the white Amanita's tasted really disagreeable, than we would have far less poisononings happening.

#17 waylitjim

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 07:40 PM

This dude at an Amanita virosa.
You can read his story here.....

http://hosts.cce.cor...room_blog/?p=68

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:21 PM

This dude at an Amanita virosa.
You can read his story here.....
http://hosts.cce.cor...room_blog/?p=68

Good story. Just like the author was asking at the end, it makes you wonder how long it took for those who didn't make it to realize what was wrong with them and how long it took them to seek help. I don't think it could have been much longer the author took. I can't imagine someone not going to the hospital after the diaherea and vomitting kicked it. Lots of people do hate hospitals though. Just pondering....

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 11:35 PM

i think there is an asian volvariella that resembles the american version of the destroying angel. i believe aroras books has that in it but not positive. its a big book. the website at cornell waylit put up is excellent reading for ppl new to gathering wild edibles. i have always approached my research from the standpoint of being just as familiar with the poisonous or sickeners as i am the choice edibles.




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