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#6344991 - 10/10/18 07:21 PM Giant Puffball?
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 8701
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Is there any poisonous mushroom that can be mistaken for a giant puffball about the size of a volleyball?
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#6344995 - 10/10/18 07:27 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
goldnut Online   content
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Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 3101
Loc: western pa
Some guy just picked two of those by my shop just today. He said he has studied mushrooms thoroughly. I took that as ya better be careful, Not sure though.
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#6344997 - 10/10/18 07:31 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
BigBob Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 14681
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
The word I've got is NO. Nothing looks like a Puffball.
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#6345002 - 10/10/18 07:35 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: BigBob]
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Registered: 06/15/10
Posts: 6031
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: BigBob
The word I've got is NO. Nothing looks like a Puffball.


This. Pretty easily identifiable.
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#6345011 - 10/10/18 07:46 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
waggler Offline
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Registered: 01/11/08
Posts: 2986
Loc: Alaska and Washington State
Those giant ones are pretty much foolproof. However, before eating smaller puffballs you should slice them lengthwise to make sure that they aren't just an unopened mushroom of another variety; like a death angel (Amanita verna) or some other toxic variety. If you see any signs a stem, gills, etc, rather than just a solid white puff ball, don't even think about eating it.
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#6345012 - 10/10/18 07:49 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
M.Magis Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 1091
Loc: S.E. Ohio
After trying a puffball once, I’d steer clear of them too. Like trying to eat a wet , semi solid slice of slime. It was disgusting.

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#6345032 - 10/10/18 08:12 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
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Registered: 05/17/10
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Loc: potter co. p.a.
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#6345034 - 10/10/18 08:14 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: pcr2]
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 1588
Loc: Flint, Michigan

Originally Posted By: pcr2


Nice one!
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#6345035 - 10/10/18 08:14 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
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Loc: Iowa
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#6345036 - 10/10/18 08:15 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
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show off. grin
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#6345038 - 10/10/18 08:16 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
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Registered: 06/15/10
Posts: 6031
Loc: Iowa
laugh
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#6345173 - 10/11/18 03:12 AM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
ack Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 2751
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
they taste like whatever you season them with. i fry mine in bacon grease....
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#6345196 - 10/11/18 05:24 AM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
gryhkl Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 4249
Loc: PA
They taste like egg white to me. One of the few I don't like.

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#6345420 - 10/11/18 11:29 AM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2391
Loc: La Crosse, WI
It is that time of year and those are some dandies.
Couple years back my brother inlaw gave me several slices frozen in zip locks. He finds them right in his yard some years. I think my freezer still smells like them even now. Those were strong and I can kind of take them or leave them not high on my list.
I've found them at times when out checking traps. Know a couple spots now where there maybe some almost every year.
Those I never picked them for myself but have give them to others. Got to admit I've walked by more than I've ever picked.

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#6345465 - 10/11/18 12:44 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
KenaiKid Offline
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Registered: 11/21/15
Posts: 444
Loc: Kenai AK
They were pretty fun to throw at each other when we were kids. Especially after they start getting soft and slimy. I also agree with Ack. You can make em taste like whatever you want.

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#6345546 - 10/11/18 04:43 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
KeithC Offline
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Registered: 05/13/09
Posts: 3296
Loc: Champaign County, Ohio.
I have eaten puffballs the last two weeks. They are not bad to eat. They are not real good to eat either. In a good year, I could pick a semi load of puffballs over a month long period. But I basically only grab one every now and then. Eating puffballs is more of a seasonal novelty for me, than part of a good meal.

Keith

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#6345760 - 10/12/18 01:10 AM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 7568
Loc: evansville Indiana age72
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#6346095 - 10/12/18 03:23 PM Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster]
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 3680
Loc: Philippines,,ohio
i have them everywhere,im not big on them.....i leave them
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