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When: 2008-08-05

Collection location: Jaffrey, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

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Even so
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-08 18:57:21 PDT (-0700)

I wouldn’t risk it with anything for which there’s a strong suspicion of poisonousness already. (Actually, I, personally, wouldn’t risk it at all.)

Tasting Lactarius
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-10-08 18:57:18 PDT (-0700)

To echo what Debbie is saying, you don’t have anything to worry about if you take a small bite of any mushroom, chew it and spit it out. As long as you don’t swallow it you will be fine… except for some of these acrid lactauius.

Lactarius rufus is one that gets me a lot, we have a few boring brown lactarius here in the northeast, most mild, so first thing I do when I’m trying to identify one is taste it. If I’m running around with my tongue hanging out it’s rufus, (if it’s mild I’m usually banging my head ageist the wall trying to figure out what it is)
whenever people ask me if L. deceptivus is edible I have them touch their tongue to the latex, they usually stop asking after that.

tasting is NOT the same as eating…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-08 07:14:47 PDT (-0700)

altho with those highly acrid lactarius species, a teeny tiny nibble, chew and spit is all, and sometimes more, than you need!
for some reason, everyone at Highlands kept trying to get me to taste the outrageously acrid Lactarius peckii, one of those mushrooms that coats your tongue and stays with you all day! ha ha myco-pranksters!

You tasted it?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-07 22:23:24 PDT (-0700)

I wouldn’t dare. Particularly not since a milky with yellow or clear-turning-yellow latex is often poisonous.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-10-07 18:40:02 PDT (-0700)

Yes it was acrid

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-07 17:46:40 PDT (-0700)
Mixed woods
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2008-10-07 17:38:59 PDT (-0700)

it was mixed woods; Red Oak, beech, Eastern Hemlock and White Pine

Ah, under oaks?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-07 17:28:02 PDT (-0700)

Ah, under oaks with these? Were there no pines around? I see you’ve gone for the single ‘r’ spelling.