[Mycology] Re: Help with ID

kilgoretrout via mycology%40net.bio.net (by dspahr3d from aol.com)
Thu Apr 24 08:11:50 EST 2008

On Apr 23, 7:12�pm, Joe Skulan <jlsku... from geology.wisc.edu> wrote:
> Can anyone help identify these mushrooms? They were collected
> recently in a mixed forest in the Kaluga region of Russia, about 100
> miles south of Moscow. They look like some kind of Gyromitra, but I
> unfortunately know no more about them than what is visible in the
> photo:
> http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w202/jlskulan/mushrooms.jpg
> Thank you,
> Joe Skulan

Those look like false morels. Although some parboil and eat them, you
should not. Ever. False morels contain monomethyl hydrazine. Similar
to rocket fuel. It can kill you. Do not eat!

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