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Denny
Denny

Moss and a mushroom ☺️ Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita.

odd
odd

@Denny It looks a bit like Red Fly-mushroom as we call it, (rød fluesopp), which is almost the same as you called it.

parag
parag

@Denny Such a pretty mushroom!

Denny
Denny

@odd in a better universe it would be called the candy apple spice mushroom and would be edible - sweet, salty, spicy, and delicious.  Unfortunately in our timeline it will kill you, or make you very sick I don’t know which really. I just know they’re not to be eaten!

odd
odd

@Denny Yes, same with our fluesopp. Your kidneys will eventually fail, unless you get pumped (out) pretty quick. 🍄

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@Denny A little goes a long way, but as @odd surely knows, that’s the one Sami shamans use, and it has interesting metabolic properties.

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odd
odd

@jeremycherfas No, I wasn’t aware of a use case for this mushroom.

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@odd Yup. Wikipedia says citation needed for use by the Sami, but I think it is true. Citation is given for indigenous people of Siberia.

odd
odd

@jeremycherfas In the Norwegian Wikipedia-page it says that there hasn’t been recorded any deaths from it, (contrary to what we were told as kids). It also says it has Muscimol as the most potent hallucinogen.* It doesn’t mention the Saami, but notes that in Eastern Europe it is cooked several times, with fresh water every time, and used for food. 🍄

*) I’ve heard stories about the Vikings, and that they were getting high on this, but I assumed that was only tall stories.