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    Found these today next to a footpath/bridge on a area I work on. The biggest is about 7inch across. Stems are not 'furry' and about 3-4" long. Smells of nothing funny just like a shop mushroom tbh. 

    The tiny ones look like they have a pink tinge when ripped in half. 

    Can I eat them? 

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    This one is slightly different from the others even tho it's in the first set of photos. It's more rounded on top whereas the other 2 were dipped more in the middle. Slightly lighter gills too. 

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    5 minutes ago, strimmer_13 said:

    Found these today next to a footpath/bridge on a area I work on. The biggest is about 7inch across. Stems are not 'furry' and about 3-4" long. Smells of nothing funny just like a shop mushroom tbh. 

    The tiny ones look like they have a pink tinge when ripped in half. 

    Can I eat them? 

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    1539620245961-1099329809.jpg

    15396202840652044150253.jpg

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    1539620355292-335243862.jpg

    15396203857682120457361.jpg

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    This one is slightly different from the others even tho it's in the first set of photos. It's more rounded on top whereas the other 2 were dipped more in the middle. Slightly lighter gills too. 

     

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    before even contemplating eating you need to identify them and be 100% sure you have an edible , the mushrooms in your pics look to be from the genus agarics you just need to figure out which one beware of the yellow stainer (Agaricus xanthodermus) think its the biggest cause of mushroom poisoning in the UK have a look on the first nature website and arm yourself with a good field guide if your planning to search out edible wild mushrooms 

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    spelling mistake

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    42 minutes ago, holly said:

    before even contemplating eating you need to identify them and be 100% sure you have an edible , the mushrooms in your pics look to be from the genus agarics you just need to figure out which one beware of the yellow stainer (Agaricus xanthodermus) think its the biggest cause of mushroom poisoning in the UK have a look on the first nature website and harm yourself with a good field guide if your planning to search out edible wild mushrooms 

    ‘Harm yourself’, was that an intended pun?

    I really don’t think anyone on this forum is going to give you a definite answer as to if you can eat them.

    If in doubt, don’t.

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    2 hours ago, moondoggy said:

    ‘Harm yourself’, was that an intended pun?

    I really don’t think anyone on this forum is going to give you a definite answer as to if you can eat them.

    If in doubt, don’t.

    lol no spelling cock up

     

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    I decided to give it a miss. I came into the garage this morning where I left them over night to find they had shed a brown dusting of spores all round where they had sat. A very strong musty mushroom smell in the air, which must of been strong as I smoke like a chimney had it was very pungent. 

    I did peel it back, the smaller ones went pink, the larger stayed white. Definitely no trace of yellow. 

    I'll try and find a group or foraging course to go on, as I pretty much only know 2 species I can eat with all certainty. Shame to let tasty free food go, but better than having screwed kidneys and liver. 

    Thanks for all your help, especially holly as I was hoping for your input as you posted on another thread of mine of the same sort. 

    Matt

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    On 16/10/2018 at 17:21, dead eye alan said:

     

      If you can peel the top white skin then they are field mushrooms,  

    old wives tale

     

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    They look very much what my grandfather called 'horse mushrooms'. We used to find huge specimens in the corn fields when we harvested, 9 -10 inches across.  They went in the frying pan with some beff dripping, salt and pepper....BUT as said do not eat unles absolutely sure.  I have some field mushrooms with smoked bacon and lambs liver for my tea tonight.  Hope to see y'alllllll in the morning.

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    22 hours ago, Walker570 said:

    They look very much what my grandfather called 'horse mushrooms'. We used to find huge specimens in the corn fields when we harvested, 9 -10 inches across.  They went in the frying pan with some beff dripping, salt and pepper....BUT as said do not eat unles absolutely sure.  I have some field mushrooms with smoked bacon and lambs liver for my tea tonight.  Hope to see y'alllllll in the morning.

    Delicious !!!!!!!!! and I'm still here.   Joking apart, take care with fungi and know what your looking at.

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    From the supermarket in a packet or don't touch em is my rule. 

    You can peel a death cap easily but it will kill you just the same. 

    More fungi that can kill in the UK than anywhere else and a lot look very alike. For a few pence it's not worth the risk.

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