Wj Carroll wrote:Can anyone recommend a good, very comprehensive guide to mushroom spore prints, with images for each, either in print or online? I have a couple of field guides, but there are so many mushrooms I find that I just can't identify with certainty. So, I end up puzzled and only eating maybe 10 types of wild mushrooms that are most common where I live.
Chris Kott wrote:
She had a way of testing mushrooms she thought should be good, but wasn't certain about. She would first break open the cap and smell it, and then wait. If there were no obvious sinus reactions, she'd rub a little of the broken cap onto the inside of her wrist, and observe. If there was no swelling, numbness, tingling, or rash, or any other negative effect, she would then bite off a tiny piece, chew it up, and spit it out, and again, wait. She usually waited at least an hour for all of these steps. The last one involved actually taking a small bite, chewing, and swallowing it, and then going to bed. If she woke up, and if there were no adverse reactions, she tried more.