Wondering if someone can i’d these please

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  1. adam saint

    adam saint Newbie

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    Hello first post help would be great please. Someone found these in a field in North Yorkshire growing in a couple of clusters of about 8, t was really raining last night. He thought they could be liberty caps. However he has never picked shrooms before. So help with the I’d would be great , thank you.
     

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  2. Archangel Zadkiel

    Archangel Zadkiel The Wizard of the Creek Silver Member Supporter

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    Are you are speaking for a friend and not yourself? This is an important question, because mushroom-pickers rely on known knowledge from mycologists and from their own knowledge of mushroom-picking. Questions like: Where were they found? In what ecology were they located. What do they smell like, etc., need to be answered.

    If you or your friend has no knowledge of picking mushrooms, please don't do anything with them, except throw them out. Mushrooms are very tricky to identify from just a picture, and if someone makes a wrong assertion, it could be deadly.

    Welcome to DF.

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  3. TheMycorrhizalWitch

    TheMycorrhizalWitch Green Witch Healer(Prev SirDabathin) Titanium Member Donating Member

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    The mushroom in the picture looks like some type of mycena mushroom, to be specific the bleeding crown, just no liquid red color.

    Try air drying it and look for any bruising on the cap that will coalesce the mushroom in blueish marks. You can also buy a test kit to check the authenticity of this mushroom.

    Whenever you are out and about, try to be mindful about the mycelium. If you don't know what you're picking, do not pick it, no need to disturb them. What region do you live in? Look up what species grow in your area with cap and gills and try to find that mushroom. I betcha it is a Mycena.
     
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    If you are not sure what a specfic mushroom looks like, then you/friend probably shouldn't wander around in a field randomly picking mushrooms. I pick and eat some edible mushrooms that grow in New York State [Oyster, Chanterelle, Maitake to name a few]. I agree with Archangel. A lot depends on where they grow, how they grow in addition to what they look like. Importantly we take take spore prints to help ID. They could be liberty caps, but they also look like they could be a species of Galerina, which won't just make you sick, it will kill you.
     
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    TheBigBadWolf Chicxulub Impactor Gold Member Donating Member

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    A warm welcome to you from me, too.
    Additional to what Zadkiel said, if someone is interested in psychedelic mushrooms and have no plan (yet) what is growing in your area they can always learn how to breed some for themselves, of course only if they live in a state/country the legislation of which allows the possession of such mushrooms. The theory is available over the internet on this and many other websites, some of which even specialise on the topic of mushrooms. Butto begin with I'd strongly advise you to first get the needed know-how and you let the wild mushies where they roam. Picking some only for the sake of having picked some does not only make no sense but as mentioned before *picking* hurts the mycelium needlessly.
    A good idea is knowing someone in the know and getting the know while simply watching mushrooms instead of hunting them.

    I've seen some psilocybe semilanceata run away when they saw me with a knife in my hand. Maybe I ate some of them before and the others heard their friends cry being eaten. May be I was hallucinating, though. ;)

    have a good read :)
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