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Hey so I was just thinking about how much I like eating mushrooms, and I had a look around on the internet at all the cool kinds of mushroom there are that I’ve never eaten, and then I just started looking at everything else about mushrooms and i truned into a general mushroom-liker.


This one looks rancid but its latin name is Morchella deliciosa, so you know its good



http://morelmushroomhunting.com/fullspeed.htm (this site is delightfully shit in the web circa 1995 style)

So morels, these guys look grim and I think their poisonous when raw but cook up good. Because of all the little holes they sometimes have soil and insects that you can’t get out. I want some.



Also honey fungus (http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/feb99.html) are apparently good to eat and they sometimes glow apparently which is obviously IDM. Possible explanation for will o’ the wisp [side topic: has anyone ever seen will o’ the wisp? Tell me about it] They might make you crazy ill if you drink alcohol. I’ve read this about a few species, not sure why that would be but I’d be prepared to stay off the sauce for fungus fun.



I think I’ve had chantarelles but I’m not sure. I want some kindly wizened old man with a twinkle in his eye to hand me a basket of delicious mushrooms of all types.



Check out Tom Volk’s fungi website. Tom Volk loves fungi! And so he should!



Tom Volk’s fungus of the month listings



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My brother and I used to go mushroom hunting all the time during the summer and fall. We'd find pounds of morels which we'd then fry up and eat for days.

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Psathyrella aquatica




Aquatic mushrooms, nice!


Been spotting some mushrooms out and about this june, unusually early for mushrooms... Maybe it's got something to do with global warming.. sorry ... global ice age.

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I hate mushrooms esp this one





Amanita phalloides (DEATH CAP)




Amanita pantherina (Panther cap) its a Psilocybin mushroom and sometimes a killer as well so its best to leave the fuck alone


Dont miss judge a mushroom ever (no jokes no lols)

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I am old, older than thought in your species, which is itself fifty times older than your history. Though I have been on earth for ages I am from the stars. My home is no one planet, for many worlds scattered through the shining disc of the galaxy have conditions which allow my spores an opportunity for life. The mushroom which you see is the part of my body given to sex thrills and sun bathing, my true body is a fine network of fibers growing through the soil. These networks may cover acres and may have far more connections than the number in a human brain.


My mycelial network is nearly immortal--only the sudden toxification of a planet or the explosion of it's parent star can wipe me out. By means impossible to explain because of certain misconceptions in your model of reality all my mycelial networks in the galaxy are in hyperlight communication through space and time.


The mycelial body is as fragile as a spider's web but the collective hypermind and memory is a vast historical archive of the career of evolving intelligence on many worlds in our spiral star swarm. Space, you see, is a vast ocean to those hardy life forms that have the ability to reproduce from spores, for spores are covered with the hardest organic substance known.


Across the aeons of time and space drift many spore forming life-forms in suspended animation for millions of years until contact is made with a suitable environment. Few such species are minded, only myself and my recently evolved near relatives have achieved the hyper-communication mode and memory capacity that makes us leading members in the community of galactic intelligence. How the hyper-communication mode operates is a secret which will not be lightly given to humans.


But the means should be obvious: it is the occurence of psilocybin and psilocin in the biosynthetic pathways of my living body that opens for me and my symbiots the vision screens to many worlds. You as an individual and Homo sapiens as a species are on the brink of the formation of a symbiotic relationship with my genetic material that will eventually carry humanity and earth into the galactic mainstream of the higher civilizations.


Since it is not easy for you to recognize other varieties of intelligence around you, your most advanced theories of politics and society have advanced only as far as the notion of collectivism. But beyond the cohesion of the members of a species into a single social organism there lie richer and even more baroque evolutionary possibilities. Symbiosis is one of these. Symbiosis is a relation of mutual dependence and positive benifits for both species involved.


Symbiotic relationships between myself and civilized forms of higher animals have been established many times and in many places throughout the long ages of my development. These relationships have been mutually useful; within my memory is the knowledge of hyperlight drive ships and how to build them. I will trade this knowledge for a free ticket to new worlds around suns younger and more stable than your own.


To secure an eternal existence down the long river of cosmic time, I again and again offer this agreement to higher beings and thereby have spread throughout the galaxy over the long millenia.


A mycelial network has no organs to move the world, no hands; but higher animals with manipulative abilities can become partners with the star knowledge within me and if they act in good faith, return both themselves and their humble mushroom teacher to the million worlds to which all citizens of our starswarm are heir.

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my tech teacher in highschool told our class a story that his wife picked mushrooms behind their house and fed them to him as part of dinner. he started tripping balls and went to the hospital :emotawesomepm9:

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I picked a big and old mushroom yesterday, cut it into pieces and put it out on the balcony to dry.


I'll make it a mushroom soup when it's dried completely, can't wait.

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I like mushrooms, but they don't like me. I'm unable to digest them, they look exactly the same after their exit as they did going in the other end no matter how much I think I might chew, and excreting them feels like passing a cricket ball.

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