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Orange mushrooms are edible?

  1. Oct 24, 2009 #1
    Hello,

    I live in the Northwest part of Mississippi and I have found a patch of nice looking orange mushrooms and was wondering if they are edible? I posted the pics. Hope someone can help.http://www.asapgraphicdesign.com/client
     
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  3. Oct 25, 2009 #2

    Monique

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    Re: Mushrooms

    If I were you I wouldn't take advice on whether or not to eat a wild mushroom from someone on the internet. You can better go to a place where they are specialized in classifying mushrooms.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2009 #3
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    I agree Monique, mushrooms are not something to take lightly. Their seems to be mushroom hunting groups in every state, do a bit of googleing to see if their is one near you.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2009 #4

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    Re: Mushrooms

    It looks like - http://americanmushrooms.com/taxa/Omphalotus_olearius_00.htm
    but I can't be sure. This is the "Jack-O-Latern" mushroom and it is toxic.

    It looks similar to Chantrelles
    http://americanmushrooms.com/chanterelles.htm
    but one should not take chances.

    See also - Jack-o-lantern Mushroom
    http://typesofmushrooms.info/jack-o-lantern-mushroom/ [Broken]
    Find an expert mycologist and get an expert opinion.
     
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  6. Oct 25, 2009 #5

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    Re: Mushrooms

    I have absolutely no knowledge on mushrooms, but they do look a lot like the poisonous http://americanmushrooms.com/taxa/Omphalotus_olearius_00.htm" [Broken]. So I say: stay away from them.
     
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  7. Oct 25, 2009 #6

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  8. Oct 25, 2009 #7
    Re: Mushrooms

    Thank you everyone for the advise. I thought they were really interesting looking mushrooms and the name fits the look, especially this time of year:)
     
  9. Nov 1, 2009 #8

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    Re: Mushrooms

    Since you've already decided not to eat the mushroom you have asked about :yuck:
    If you'd like to learn about mushroom identification for fun, you might try some mycological keys such as: http://www.fungaljungal.org/key/key.html" [Broken].
    This http://americanmushrooms.com/id.htm" [Broken] has good descriptions (with photos) of characteristics used in mushroom identification.
     
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