MO & PIMON #4 | How to identify edible mushrooms

Best thing you can do to learn the exactly determination between edible mushrooms and doppelganger is during a field trip and an instructive hike in the woods with a trained mushroom consultant. Not through a photo comparison or an app.

 

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Non edible mushrooms

Some mushrooms are famous for more than their taste. Known as magic mushrooms, shrooms, mushies, psychedelic mushrooms, psychotropic mushrooms or psilocybin, these mushrooms cause differences in mood, perception and behavior that are commonly known as “tripping.”

These types of mushrooms belong to the genus Psilocybe. Mushrooms of other genera can also causehallucinations, but many purists insist that Psilocybe mushrooms are the “true” magic mushrooms. Psilocybemushrooms cause hallucinations because they contain the psychotropic tryptamines psilocybin and psilocin(some species also contain other, weaker psychotropic compounds like baeocystin or norbaeocystin). A single mushroom contains anywhere from 0.2 to 0.4 percent psilocybin.
Magic mushrooms are one of the most widely used recreational psychotropic drugs because they can be found in the wild or grown fairly easily and inexpensively. According to the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 8 percent of adults over the age of 26 in the United States have used magic mushrooms [source: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration].
Unlike manufactured psychotropic drugs such as LSD, magic mushrooms have a long history dating back thousands of years as part of religious or spiritual ceremonies. However, magic mushrooms also have a lot in common with LSD. Let’s start with looking at how eating them can affect people.

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Sources and Citations:

1. http://science.howstuffworks.com/magic-mushroom.htm