Just follow the smell and sound of flies,different stages of development.
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Hope it didn't put you off your lunch!
They smell really bad but lucky that I had lunch before going out,I thought it was a dead animal at first as the flies were so noisy.I was lucky to find them at different stages.
We found a Stinkhorn egg last year. Someone cut it in half with a knife to show the inside to some visitor on the foray. Then one of our members decided to take it home to cook. She put it in a plastic bag at about 12 noon, and by the time we returned to our cars at about 4 pm the thing had grown (in two halves) to be about 10-12 cm long.
No need to cook it. Just pick the core out of the egg, and eat it raw. Very nutty. Get it young though!
I feel really sick just at the thought of that.
to be an aphrodisiac by some - I think the theory predates the Doctrine of Signatures, but was based on the same principle.
Me? Blewits, Field Mushrooms, and Parasols, yes. Boletes oh my word, yes! But Stinkhorn "eggs"? No, I think not.
AKA Witches Eggs Heres a sequence I did some years ago
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