Would you eat this huge wild mushroom?

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  1. Lone Woof

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    IMG_0358.jpg IMG_0362.jpg IMG_0359.jpg I spotted these huge mushrooms today in the woods outside my place. From what I gather, these are Dryad Saddle mushrooms (AKA Pheasant Back mushroom, for the pattern on top that resembles pheasant feathers). If that's really what they they are, they're edible. At this size, though, they'd be too tough to bother with. Apparently large ones can be used for broth. Taste is described as sort of fresh cucumber/watermelon rind. Doesn't sound particularly good, so I think I'm gonna pass.
     
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    I will eat any mushroom... that won't kill me...
     
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    If you're in any doubt don't bother, eating poisonous mushrooms is not a pretty death.
     
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    Will it make me giggle for 3-4 hours straight?
     
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    Nothing will make you giggle for 3-4 hrs...

    And
    Never found
    magic mushrooms
    That funny


    But

    Mushrooms
    Can
    Can
    Can be a death sentence...
     
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    I'm not a real mushroom guy, so I dunno.

    OK maybe those little ones that are common in the grocery store.
     
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    Those may be more medicinal than culinary.
     
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    That's exactly what happens to me.
     
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    That's not a mushroom. It's some kind of shelf fungus. If you're not 200% sure of what it is, don't eat it and wash your hands if you touch it.
     
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    Im getting into mycology! Just got my first book on mushroom farming!
     
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    Yeah, I'm not a complete idiot. Even though I think I know what they are, the key word there is "think." Unless I had a mushroom expert giving it the green light, I'm not even touching it.
     
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    Look for the purple membrane
     
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    Damn you man lol I thought you were sharing pic of the same type of mushrooms you've spotted.

    Paul Stamets is the guy to ask when it comes to mushrooms, he knows everything that there is to know. You can message him on Instagram, he is a mycologist. You hear him in this video.
     
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    Delish....
    But
    Farming.....
    Best approach.....
     
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    Love Paul Stamets, his philosophy and products! Got some immune support elixir from mushroom-revival.com too. Really cool people with a cool podcast! Everybody is pretty cool if they are into mycology.
     
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    I was expecting to see huge white puffballs (that you can eat).

    I'd keep away from any shelf fungus.

    Morels ...


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    I don't think it's a good idea to go around eating random mushrooms you find in the wild..
     
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    Absolutely not. But I'll watch you eat them. Then maybe.