How can you tell if wild mushrooms are safe to eat?

How can you tell if wild mushrooms are safe to eat?


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Hmm, I would not eat wild mushrooms if I were you.

Feed them to your spouse first.

I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

This article tells you what to look for if a wild mushroom is safe to eat.


The greatest danger to our future is apathy. Jane Goodall

If you wake up dead - then you know they weren't safe to eat.

If you are serious about it, then:

1) Get a book. Audubon Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America is a good start.

2) Get in touch with a mycologist or a local mycological society. There are several in the US. Go to NAMA (North American Mycological Association) page; they have a listing of them in different states.

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