|photo by ana traina ~ 2012 ~|
Now, when identifying edible fungi, ABSOLUTELY NONE, I REPEAT, NONE of the following wives' tales are true!
Poisonous mushrooms tarnish a silver spoon.
If it peels, you can eat it.
All mushrooms growing on wood are edible.
Mushrooms that squirrels and other creatures of the forest eat are safe for humans.
All mushrooms in the meadows and pastures are safe to eat.
All white mushrooms are edible.
Poisonous mushrooms can be detoxified by parboiling, drying, or pickling.
A clove of garlic turns black when cooked with a poisonous mushroom.