Magic mushrooms

Magic mushrooms

photo by Arthur Oglesby

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Jagno's picture
Jagno says:

Hello, silly that I actually came across this page.

I was in the woods today and I came across some of these mushrooms, pretty big with large orange-ish caps with white spots. Looks exactly like the ones in the picture at the top of this page, I was wondering if they were hallucinogenic?? What species?? Do they contain psilocybin? Are they poisonous? Do they have normal side effects as most magic mushrooms?

If so, do they have to be dried before eaten?

Please email me or get back ASAP... Id like to collect them before the season is over. :)

posted on Mon, 09/14/2009 - 8:24pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

There are lots of useful links in the original post and in the comments above. I chose not to eat them.

posted on Tue, 09/15/2009 - 10:11pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

does minnesota have liberty caps growing naturally in the forest or not?
Because i heard some police officer in millac area for hunting for traces of marijuana

posted on Sat, 08/15/2009 - 6:32pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Here is a link to a forum discussion about liberty cap mushrooms in Minnesota

posted on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 11:06am
eleanor's picture
eleanor says:

what is posines?

posted on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 1:08pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

I did a Google search for posines and found 648 web pages using that word. Most of them were misspellings of the word poisonous.

posted on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 7:57am


posted on Fri, 10/10/2008 - 10:41am
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

I would not risk eating mushrooms without the advice of an experienced guide. Even then, I heard that the president of a local mushroom hunting group died from eating a poisonous mushroom.

posted on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 8:00am
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

I have no personal experience with liberty cap mushrooms. A google search I did turned up this warning.

Eat one wrong mushroom and, up to 2 weeks later symptoms develop, and the only chance of saving your life is a liver or kidney transplant. A mushroom should never be eaten unless you are 100% sure in its identification. Even experienced mushroom gatherers have made errors. Do not take this warning lightly.

More advice on Identifying And Picking Magic Mushrooms can be seen by clicking this link. The scientific name for the liberty cap mushroom is Psilocybe semilanceata.

posted on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 5:11pm
dan's picture
dan says:

hi i've spent sometime now hunting for magicshrooms preedfably the common libertycap but haave had no joy, please i need some hunting tips, or maybe knowledge of areas in england essex. What conditions do liberty caps emerge and paccifically what time of the season and for how long, i would be extremly greatful for some advice cheers, dan

posted on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 2:02pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Yes. I have picked them in northern Minnesota.

posted on Wed, 09/10/2008 - 8:16am
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carrie says:

are their majic muchrooms growing natrually in minnnesota (usa)

posted on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 7:14pm
Hid's picture
Hid says:

I am looking for information on good hunting spots for this mushroom in the UP. I am in IN and if it's dry here, I may travel there to photograph large groupings of this photogenic species. Could give me the exact location of your find in the pic? With some specifics, I might be able to locate it on Google Earth. And/or could you tell me other spots and habitats where they grow best? What about planted tree plantations?



posted on Sat, 07/12/2008 - 2:47am
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

You can see more of my "magic mushroom" photos along with a map showing where they were at Picasa web albums (click the link in red). Happy hunting.

posted on Sat, 07/12/2008 - 2:18pm
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Anonymous says:

I need to kow about mushrooms that have red caps with white dots

posted on Fri, 11/02/2007 - 1:10am
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

You can start by reading about amanita muscaria here and follow wikipedia's recommended links for more.

posted on Fri, 11/02/2007 - 9:20am