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Mushroom identification

crippli

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These grow here and there, quite a lot of them at times. What are they? Can I eat them? I tried feeding it to the cows. One ate them, and seemed to like it. Some others didn't want it.
The are small, maybe 2-4cm high. I think they are the same, but different stage in growth.


 

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They're way different, not the same in different stages of growth. However, I've no idea what they are. I'd take it to a Trusted Identifier, if you don't mind. Might need more pics of the gills. Also, where is here? The first one probably isn't poisonous, but the second one could be (it could also not be, but just to be safe).
 

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Pizzabeak

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Not Coprinopsis atramentaria
 

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Sure it's not that one. Looks way different.

To me it looks more like the Liberty Cap(picture below), as is what I was hoping it was. They are small and have this form of high hat.

I'll see if I find some tomorrow and take better pictures. It's raining now. They typically grow at the edges of a cake of old cow poo. So they like fertile soil it seems.

Also, where is here?
Northern hemisphere. 16 hours drive or something from the arctic circle.

I sometimes come across the Amanita muscaria. As is the only mushroom I can identify. But have not dared to eat it. Or anything yet. But I intend to be more brave, and start to eat everything I come across that can be eaten.

Maybe things will be more easy if I get better pictures. It may take a time. As the cows may have eaten all the mushrooms in the field. It's early yet. But I suspect they get high too. If there is a lot of mushrooms they go crazy and brake out in their search to get more. All worked up.
 

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It's not a liberty cap. Although keying is a good technique and habit I didn't use it, but may have found out anyway. For the first one try, Panaeolus papilionaceus. It's not active but other species in the genus are. You want Panaeolus cinctulus or Pan cyanescens.

The other one probably isn't that good to eat. I think you might have to prepare certain mushrooms if you want cows to eat them.

I'd eat Amanita muscaria. We have those here in varying ranges of potency, plus here are many ways to prepare it. You can remove the toxins and active ingredients and the flesh tastes almost like meat. Anyway I should have known what both of those were. ID'ing fungi can be tricky at first, at least for me.
 

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Panaeolus papilionaceus. Kewl. So that's eatable then. The description fits. But no magic mushroom.

Here are some more pictures. Just outside the door. The white one looks delicious. Seems to be just a ball. All white throughout.



 

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Some mushrooms arent edible even if they dont do anything bad to you. I think these are just that. ALthough both look pretty bad. I wouldnt even touch them.
 

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Hello my mushroom friends.

I may have found someting more interesting, This year these grow in huge numbers around the house. 50-100m walk. Are they what I think they are. The are all red with these dots. Shape is different. The cow liked them a whole lot, and came running after me for more.20180910_123054.jpg20180910_133743.jpg
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You already said you come across Amanita muscaria in 2017. It doesn't work for some people while others claim it to be the best thing ever. There are multiple ways to prepare it - you can take the poison out and eat it anyway (the flesh tastes great, like meat - except mushrooms can sometimes absorb the soil's hydrazine and other heavy metals so that may be a concern to you). It's GABAergic, so they'll make you feel drunk or buzzed. There isn't a lot of data out there. They might also cause vivid dreams after inducing a slumber but apparently nobody knows for sure. When I tried them they didn't really work, although the dose could have been low. That's another problem. Don't think a high dose will kill you though, but they should be pretty good.
 
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