Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 18 Oct 2007.
Are you going to eat them?
Hmmm... Shaggy caps (if I'm not mistaken). Tasty when young.
You a keen mushroomer BetSwol?
No fear! I'm not an expert in their identification.
I let them be.
Well, if you can get a closer picture, put it up and I rekon I'll be able to tell you what they are. I'm pretty convinced that they're shaggy caps, and they're most tasty when young (when the gills are still white). Most of those look way past it though.
EAT THEM! With a bit of luck you might get plenty more frissons of excitement coursing through your body!
and tete: I might also shortly be posting from the hereafter!
Thats shaggy ink caps. Pick them young, have a good look at the gills, you want them when the gills are still all white. They soon turn pinkish, then black, from the bottom up, going all black and inky.
They don't last long at all, even when picked, so get 'em home and make an omelette fast. Very tasty.
Has a cousin called the common ink cap, which you really, really shouldn't eat. That one reacts badly with alcohol; slightist drink of booze two days either way and you'll be violently sick. Looks different; smoother, greyish to brown cap.
I'm not sure that this information is going to encourage Betty to eat them.
I'm pretty sure those are garlic mushrooms...eat up!
Cab is exactly right, those are Coprinus comatus the Shaggy Ink Cap, which is quite common at this time of year on lawns and grassy areas after a wet spell. The one on the right is too far gone to eat but the couple on the left might have been OK when you took the picture (though they probably won't be, now).
He's probably too old for that now, you should have told him years ago!
Would you eat mushrooms if virtual internet people said it was safe?
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