Hey, I'm a fun guy....  

rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2116 posts
9/27/2005 12:01 pm

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Hey, I'm a fun guy....

Do we have any amateur mycologists out there?

My back yard is especially verdant, with both edible, and inedible flora. Deer and humming birds both like to nosh on my flowers, a passal of squirrels run around all day gathering pine nuts, my cat Marvin sups on the mice and moles he catches, and I enjoy the wild mint and raspberries that grow. There are also wild Niagara grapes a short hike away.

Mushrooms also pop up all over the place, particularly this time of year. All different kinds... big ones, small ones, white ones, brown ones... mushrooms that look like clovers, mushrooms that look like penises, even mushrooms that look like yoni.

And I know that most are edible, because I know there are only a few species that are poisonous (they have lovely names like "Destroying Angel," and "Death Cap" ) But that's about all I know about them, and I'm not the type to play fungi roulette... not even with the yummy-looking yoni 'shrooms. (How do I know where she's been?)

Anybody know anything about our little buddy, the mushroom?

rm_saintlianna 46F
15466 posts
9/27/2005 1:11 pm

Yes, keep an eye out for little catapillars with tiny hookahs sitting on them, they ask alot of questions!

frogger1995 40F

9/27/2005 4:53 pm

Only that some make you bigger and some make you smaller...oh wait, that's only in Wonderland.

MissAnnThrope 58F
11488 posts
9/28/2005 12:42 am

Be damned careful if you decide to pick and eat mushrooms. There are some varieties where a poisonous mushroom and a safe mushroom look almost identical. Experts even make mistakes and either get really sick or die. Wild mushroom picking is no an amateur sport.

Story for you. I couldn't believe a guy I was dating back in the 80s had never done drugs. Well, he had one story. His grandmother had taught him the fine art of mushroom picking. Or so he had thought. He's hiking in the woods and sees what he thinks is a benign mushroom. He picks it and eats it and 15 minutes later was treated to a psychodelic sunset. He spent the rest of the night tripping. As I said, be damned careful.

DirtyLilSecret61 57F

9/29/2005 7:08 am

mmmmmmmmmm mushrooms ... I love eating (a) funguy whenever possible.


rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2053 posts
9/29/2005 9:10 am

Uh, Lil... your new pic? WTF?

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