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Mushroom picking

By akinom - 5 March 2012 33

I realise people might be sensitive about picking mushrooms given the deaths last month.

But I just picked some fabulous pine mushrooms off O’Connor Ridge.

I won’t describe them as I don’t want to encourage newbies.  But those in the know will know where to go to find them.

What’s Your opinion?


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33 Responses to
Mushroom picking
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jessieduck 9:19 am
05 Mar 12
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Why would you feel the need to post this? It’s irresponsible and insensitive. Bad judgement call writing it and bad call posting it.

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harryhaller 9:45 am
05 Mar 12
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Let’s all hope akinom is not chef in a restaurant, if so it would be nice to know where. 😛

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Watson 10:04 am
05 Mar 12
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I was just wondering if we have a mushroom identification service in Canberra (saw they have one in Melbourne) or some courses in identifying mushrooms. I don’t think I have ever seen so many out and it seems like such a shame to waste them! In Europe it is normal to go out mushroom picking in autumn, and not because of the lack of poisonous ones…

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akinom 10:17 am
05 Mar 12
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Yes, I didn’t wonder if I’d get branded irresponsible. But I did try to put caveats around the post. Obviously still not enough. So much for free speech.

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Disinformation 10:17 am
05 Mar 12
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jessieduck said :

Why would you feel the need to post this? It’s irresponsible and insensitive. Bad judgement call writing it and bad call posting it.

Six months ago, you wouldn’t have even blinked.
Car accidents kill and maim people in the world every single day, but you’re not concerned about people saying “Have a safe trip”?

The only reason that you find this post in any way appropriate is that YOU PERSONALLY find it that way. If there had been more education available and experience had by everybody, there would be no deaths. Can you comprehend that?

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shirty_bear 10:20 am
05 Mar 12
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Watson said :

In Europe it is normal to go out mushroom picking in autumn, and not because of the lack of poisonous ones…

What? You’re suggesting that mushroom picking would not lose popularity in Europe if there were indistinguishable yet lethal ‘shrooms also scattered around? That beggars belief.

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shauno 10:33 am
05 Mar 12
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jessieduck said :

Why would you feel the need to post this? It’s irresponsible and insensitive. Bad judgement call writing it and bad call posting it.

Well I think it could be a reflection on our time. I use to pick mushrooms with my dad whats wrong with that. And I learnt the bad ones and good ones.

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Stevian 10:37 am
05 Mar 12
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If we don’t here from akinom again we can assume he learnt his lesson, one way or another.

shirty_bear said :

Watson said :

In Europe it is normal to go out mushroom picking in autumn, and not because of the lack of poisonous ones…

What? You’re suggesting that mushroom picking would not lose popularity in Europe if there were indistinguishable yet lethal ‘shrooms also scattered around? That beggars belief.

Maybe it does beggar belief, but it’s true. Those that heave learned can tell the good from the bad. Most of those that claim they can, can’t, they’ve just been lucky so far

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borizuka 10:49 am
05 Mar 12
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This rain will be brilliant for the mushroom lover.
You wouldn’t even need to go to the “secret spot” any more, just any pine forest will do!

Bring on the hundreds of jars of mushrooms in our store :)

(We are obviously from European origin)

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neanderthalsis 10:53 am
05 Mar 12
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shirty_bear said :

Watson said :

In Europe it is normal to go out mushroom picking in autumn, and not because of the lack of poisonous ones…

What? You’re suggesting that mushroom picking would not lose popularity in Europe if there were indistinguishable yet lethal ‘shrooms also scattered around? That beggars belief.

The Death Cap is actually widely distributed across many European nations.

I honestly don’t see what the fuss is, if he knows what he is doing and doesn’t kill anyone but himself why should the rest of us bat an eyelid.

There are plenty of poisonous fish out there but people don’t go into hysterics when you serve up a wild caught fish…

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BokChoi 10:58 am
05 Mar 12
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shirty_bear said :

Watson said :

In Europe it is normal to go out mushroom picking in autumn, and not because of the lack of poisonous ones…

What? You’re suggesting that mushroom picking would not lose popularity in Europe if there were indistinguishable yet lethal ‘shrooms also scattered around? That beggars belief.

I think you’ll find that deathcap mushrooms are an introduced species originally native to Europe.

Australia does not have a monopoly on poisonous/dangerous/lethal flora and fauna.

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Merle 11:10 am
05 Mar 12
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Watson said :

I was just wondering if we have a mushroom identification service in Canberra (saw they have one in Melbourne) or some courses in identifying mushrooms.

I hope not. The last thing we need is a bunch of night course educated ‘experts’ running around.

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EvanJames 12:41 pm
05 Mar 12
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jessieduck said :

Why would you feel the need to post this? It’s irresponsible and insensitive. Bad judgement call writing it and bad call posting it.

Oh, FFS! Quick! Make it a crime to even mention wild mushrooms! Call the police!

I love pine mushrooms, but I let scandinavians do the collecting and cooking. Marvellous things.

I’ve had some curious mushrooms come up, never seen them before. They’re huge, bright white, with pale grey gills. I’m not eating ’em, mainly because I’m convinced all wild mushrooms now have maggots/worms after a horrible experience some years back.

But they’re quite different from the standard grubby-looking common wild mushrooms. These are entree-plate-sized, seem to grow on their own, on quite a skinny stalk compared to the crown. Very flat shape. Anyone have any ideas what they are?

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MissChief 1:09 pm
05 Mar 12
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Mmmmm… mushrooms!

Did anyone else get that brochure about not eating wild ones and wonder why it wasn’t also written in foreign?

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Watson 1:26 pm
05 Mar 12
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shirty_bear said :

Watson said :

In Europe it is normal to go out mushroom picking in autumn, and not because of the lack of poisonous ones…

What? You’re suggesting that mushroom picking would not lose popularity in Europe if there were indistinguishable yet lethal ‘shrooms also scattered around? That beggars belief.

I think they have the same types of poisonous mushrooms there as we have here. Awesome travelers, those spores. Yet people don’t go all hysterical about it there. In fact, they are a lot more aware of the need for education on identifying mushrooms, which is sadly totally lacking here.

I’m sure it cannot be that hard to tell a deathcap from a button mushroom if you know what to look for.

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