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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.
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Don't let the reindeer get near this!
The more I know the more I realise I don't know
Why is that? excuse my ignorance
Lots of Folklore! You may not want to hear some of this! Reindeer seem to be partial to A. muscaria. The red skin contains hallucinogens that are not degraded in the body and are excreted in their urine. Shamens in Siberia and Lappland would collect the urine (not sure how!) and drink. Then 'tripping'!
The story of Father Christmas/Santa Claus is tied into this - 'reindeers, flying through the air, delivering presents around the world in 1 night!'
You always see A. muscaria illustrated in 'fairy tales'.
Also the English word 'beserk' probably comes from Norse - some Viking warriors 'Berserkers' probably imbibed A. muscaria before going into battle.
Hope this is of interest!
PLEASE note iSpot warning about using this site to identify fungi for consumption. I AM NOT RECOMMENDING THAT YOU TRY A. muscaria.
This can be very dangerous.
That`s really interesting. A world collapsed in me, as I still thought the story about christmas is true... :) I have to find something else to believe in now.
Sorry to disappoint you! 'The more you know the more you realise you don't know'!
OH! Forgot to mention Alice in Wonderland! Although Lewis Caroll was probably on Laudenam!
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They were situated on a traffic island in an industrial estate. There were a row of trees above them, and some ground cover bushes.