Beautiful Sunday - Amanita muscaria

in Fungi Lovers27 days ago (edited)

Check out these lovely examples of Amanita muscaria I found for #beautifulsunday
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Here they are just hatching out of their egg form.
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This one is a bit further along in the growth stage.
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These two are fully bloomed in their prime condition.
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This little forest area had so many growing within a few feet of eachother so I could get all stages of their growth easily.
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As they get older the cap flattens out. Usually by this stage worms and slugs are eating their way up the stems.
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In their final stage before rotting and falling over the caps turn upward and often create pools for rain. The psychoactive compounds can collect in the rainwater creating a psychedelic brew. These yellow amanitas are not as potent as the red ones, I woould not recommend ingesting these as they can cause strong hallucinations, seizures and distorted perspectives on reality. They are still nice and photogenic though.

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never seen them in yellow! :0

This is the yellow midwest version, very few of the red ones grow here. I've only found a red one once up in Michigan.

I see red ones everywhere.. :D quite common in german forests

Europe is the place to find the red ones. Do you have any good boletes there?

no idea, still learning :D

They are super tasty, king boletes is there common name latin is boletus edulis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boletus_edulis

we dont have yellow ones here, too.
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I just got back from up north with tons and tons of new mushroom finds. Even some bright blue ones...

even some bright blue ones...

!! wow. lets start with this :=)
nice, nice!


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So, overly potent magic mushrooms?

Yeah the kind the viking berserkers used to take before battle. I found these ones up in the upper peninsula near porcupine mountain.

beautiful yellow color mushrooms. we also not have such here.

I have only seen a red one once, but the yellow ones are fairly common here in fall.

Aaahhh Amanita...beautiful thing, when eaten carefully and in small amounts it's amazing

I am too chicken to try these.

Dangerous beauties

A bit weaker than the red ones from what I hear.

Spreads out very nicely in the bright yellow.

They were all over the place up there in Michigan. Perfect growing conditions with high humidity and shaded forests.