Appreciation: Can I sniff any mushroom with fear of poisoning?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by allelopath, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. allelopath

    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Can one take a sniff of any mushroom without fear of poisoning?
    Worst case scenario ... could I take a sniff of Destroying Angel and suffer no ill effects?
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes. Plenty that'll kill if eaten, but none that give off toxic gas.

    If you pick them to sniff, wash hands after handling and don't lick your fingers first!
     

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