Any mushroom experts out there? Not sure what to do..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tedabug, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. tedabug

    tedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,
    We have about a half acre fenced property and as the weather gets cold and wet, I've noticed a lot of mushrooms popping up around the property. Most are the garden variety whitish ones, but we also have a ton of small brown bulbous ones which spew dark green fluid when pushed on. I usually let the birds forage in the yard for a few hours each day. Does anyone know if they are sensitive to mushrooms or if they will naturally leave them alone if poisonous? I've tried to smash them all, but I'm sure I won't find every last one!
     
  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like common puff balls. Which when young are quite good to eat anyway. As far as mashing them, you are just helping spread the spores so more will grow.
     
  3. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you get pictures of the mushrooms? I like to dabbled, so to speak, in mushrooms. I know my fair share so I could be some help. No guarantee though.
     
  4. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    This site has some interesting info... http://www.danielwinkler.com/id140.htm

    Including
    things like the Pacific Northwest's King bolete... which might be what you've got.

    Donno much about shrooms myself, and you're in a totally different neck of the woods than me, but that site has a lot of pics which might help you ID yours.
     
  5. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    done hit them with your mower or kick them.... if ya want them gone gone gone.... burn them... i use a propane wand ( lawn dragon) as some people call them ... hit them with heat , pick em throw them in a garbage bag.... they only need about 2-3 seconds of heat if that, to kill spores
     
  6. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if they are in fact puff balls there are some great uses for edible mushrooms. My favorite, they work like miracle grow. I caution if you don't know what you have not to use them. Mushrooms work as an awesome fertilizer, directly benefiting plants.
     
  7. tedabug

    tedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you hear me now? :

    Can you get pictures of the mushrooms? I like to dabbled, so to speak, in mushrooms. I know my fair share so I could be some help. No guarantee though.

    Muchas Gracia!. I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow when it's light out. I just want to make sure they don't kill the chickens if they get into them. Look for pictures manana!​
     
  8. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Muchas Gracia!. I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow when it's light out. I just want to make sure they don't kill the chickens if they get into them. Look for pictures manana!

    Lol de nada.
     
  9. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep pics would help, you don't want to go taste testing strange mushrooms. Even the common puff ball looks a lot like an immature destroying angel so care is needed.
     
  10. can you hear me now?

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    Quote:agreed, there are no old bold mushroom hunters. Puff balls sliced down the middle should have the consistency of sliced bread. Also cut you should see no proof of something that looks like it will develop into a stool. That would make it the destroying angel. They are commonly mistaken when they are smaller than a softball. Once they get bigger than a softball there is no mistaking them.
     

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