Collection location: San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]
Who: q-kumber (q-kumber)
Yellow W/ pale yellow or grey spots, white gills, bulbus base, sticky when wet.
I was wondering, Can I eat these?
Id like to Fry them in butter.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:24 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘My back yard (san francisco, ca. Under pine trees)’ to ‘San Francisco, California, USA’
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Ok the rule is for eating any wild mushrooms is you have to be 100 % sure it is edible and that goes with Amanita species. As far as this one i don’t think you should even try to experiment. The toxins in such mushrooms could be amatoxin phallotxin and virotoxin. The worst being amatoxins .There are 9 amatoxins.As a group they are bicylic octapeptides They act on the liver by inhibiting RNA-Polymerase II. The Liver take up the bicylic octapeptides then is secreted into the blood via bile. Once in the blood stream, the liver again takes up the toxins and inactivates the RNA Polymerase casing the liver not be able to repair itself. It is slowly destroys the liver, Basically your live dissolves inside your body. Fun stuff. It takes about 3 to 5 days before your pushing daisies, The Amatatoxin group is the most deadly.
it is a very poor choice for novice mushroomers. it is amazing how much wishful thinking can color an ID…no big deal if you’re just playing the name game…a very big deal if you eat the wrong amanita!
Toxic amanitas, even those whose toxins can be removed through elaborate preparation, are a poor meal choice. Even the excellant local edible amanitas MUST be identified beyond a shadow of a doubt…which takes time (years) and effort (many collections gathered and IDed, and your ID checked by experts).
No one, anywhere, should casually eat an amanita.
If you are just looking to get high off eating amanitas, frankly, there are way better drugs. And better sites for that sort of discussion. IMO.
If you don’t know them well enough yourself – don’t trust any of them as edible, whatever other people say. As little as 10 gram of the most poisonous Amanita can be lethal.
what kinda anamita? would that be the same kinda of poison as is in a. muscaria?
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