Toxic Mushroom Lesson

I found this little jewel while looking for edibles ! At first glance, half buried, it looked like a puffball.









Then I cut it in half, length wise, as we are taught to do with all suspected puffballs! We are looking for any color other than white, and we are looking for gilled mushrooms in the button or egg stage.









The flesh of theĀ  mushroom is all white , but as you can see, there is a baby mushroom inside. This one happens to be from a very toxic family, Amanita. From the orange layer I would guess this to be from the Muscaria part of the family. A mistake with this identification could cost you your life!

Learn the rules and then there is no worries!