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Author Nicholas Evans on the killer mushrooms.

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Author Nicholas Evans on the killer mushrooms.

Post by EC2 » Mon September 20th, 2010, 9:02 am

Just awful. I sometimes pick wild mushroom but have been somewhat put off! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... rooms.html
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Post by Vanessa » Mon September 20th, 2010, 9:19 am

Yes, I think I'll definitely stick to buying them from the supermarket!!! How awful! :eek:
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Post by Madeleine » Mon September 20th, 2010, 1:27 pm

yes, how terribly frightening! There was another article the other day about a young girl who ate 2 of these mushrooms, and although she was initially very ill, she recovered without any lasting side-effects, which is very unusual, and in her case, very lucky!
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Post by Telynor » Mon September 20th, 2010, 5:53 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Just awful. I sometimes pick wild mushroom but have been somewhat put off! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... rooms.html[/quote]

Oh my goodness. That's enough to put anyone off mushrooms of any sort. And I've done my share of mushroom hunting over the years too -- morels in the Pacific northwest can only be grown in the wild, and they are hard to find -- but fabulous.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon September 20th, 2010, 6:40 pm

This is why my mother has always said not only not to pick mushrooms, but also only buy mushrooms from trusted, well-known brands at the store.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon September 20th, 2010, 9:35 pm

Wow, what a story! And it happened on my birthday two years ago.

When I was a little girl my sister told me there were mushrooms in our front yard, knowing that I like them (but probably knew they weren't the right kind) and so I ever so naive, went and ate some. I told my mom who made me throw up and then called an ambulance and I had my stomach pumped!

To this day when I see them in our yard I step on them, talk about holding a decades long grudge!

I still eat store bought mushrooms though!

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Post by Misfit » Mon September 20th, 2010, 11:16 pm

I would never ever dare to pick mushrooms in the wild. Or much of anything else except maybe for blackberries. How horrible for the family.
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Post by Miss Moppet » Mon September 20th, 2010, 11:41 pm

I don't like mushrooms, and it seems to be just as well.

I have to say that if I did think I had eaten a deadly mushroom, my first call would not be to the local botanical garden.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon September 20th, 2010, 11:58 pm

Acutally stepping on them is a good way to spread the spores and create more mushrooms.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue September 21st, 2010, 1:24 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Acutally stepping on them is a good way to spread the spores and create more mushrooms.[/quote]

Oh I know that, that's where my common sense gets overridden!

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