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Hallucinogenic orange mushrooms

  1. Jun 22, 2005 #1
    I was throwing some rocks yesterday, when I picked up something that looked like but wasn't quite an orange roundish rock the size of my fist. It was a mushroom of some kind, much too light for a rock of that size and soft to boot.

    Carefully, I washed my hands. But I felt very tired and upon lying on my bed the ceiling appeared to swirl a little and the colors appeared to fade, something like when you come into the dark after being outside on a bright day, only lasting longer. I then experienced very vivid and surreal dreams.
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  3. Jun 22, 2005 #2
    Was there anything else that may have contributed to this?
    I don't know much about Mushrooms, hallucinogenic or not, but I'm pretty sure that it could have been due to inhaling spores. Not so sure about skin contact.
  4. Jun 23, 2005 #3
    Where do you live, BT? Where did you throw the rocks? :smile:
  5. Jun 23, 2005 #4
    I live in the US Northeast region and was throwing rocks in an abandoned sand and gravel pit.

    It could have simply been that I was very tired. I was pretty tired before picking up the mushroom anyway. Strangely, I had gotten 10 hours of sleep the previous night.

    There were no spores that I noticed visibly. I did prod the mushroom with my foot after picking it up because it looked like a children's rubber kickball that had been partly melted in a fire yet not deflated--I wasn't sure it wasn't made out of plastic until I rolled it over. I suppose I could have inhaled spores as a result of that.
  6. Jun 23, 2005 #5
    Lactarius volemus?

    Did it have any unusual smell?
  7. Jun 23, 2005 #6
    Not that I noticed--it was totally round, almost a sphere. More the size of two fists than one, now that I think about it. Maybe that means it was not a mushroom but some other fungus.
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