View Full Version : Spinoff: What mushrooms can I eat and which ones will kill me?

May. 18, 2011, 11:05 AM
I love mushrooms however I have been terrified of hunting them around our property. I live in east GA and would love to go hunting on our 200 acres of prime mushroom territory... However, I also value my life and don't want to eat anything poisonous that could kill and/or make me sick!

May. 18, 2011, 11:07 AM
I have had the differences pointed out to me several times by a mycologist.

I still don't pick my own. :eek:

May. 18, 2011, 11:22 AM
The classic omnivore's dilemma!! Check into apprenticing with an experienced mushroom hunter. Get books; lots of them. Feed them to your neighbor first.

May. 18, 2011, 11:57 AM
I've been told there are old mushroom hunters, and bold mushroom hunters, but no old bold mushroom hunters. Honestly where I grew up harvesting your own was a custom but people still died, my First Aid class teacher said there are some that you can't tell without spectroscopic analysis, ie, have it tested because you can't see the difference.