Ashley Yakeley ashley at
Wed Dec 4 04:40:11 EST 2002

Word on the net is that the "blueing" of psilocybe mushrooms after being 
picked is due to the psilocin oxidising into "quinone", which is said to 
be blue. Is that true?

It's also said that it's the quinone that causes nausea, but I suppose 
that's toxicology rather than mycology...

Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA

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