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Giant Puffball? #6344991
10/11/18 12:21 AM
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Is there any poisonous mushroom that can be mistaken for a giant puffball about the size of a volleyball?


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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6344995
10/11/18 12:27 AM
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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.




Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6344997
10/11/18 12:31 AM
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The word I've got is NO. Nothing looks like a Puffball.


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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: BigBob] #6345002
10/11/18 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: BigBob
The word I've got is NO. Nothing looks like a Puffball.


This. Pretty easily identifiable.

Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345011
10/11/18 12:46 AM
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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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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345012
10/11/18 12:49 AM
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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.

Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345032
10/11/18 01:12 AM
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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: pcr2] #6345034
10/11/18 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted By: pcr2


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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345035
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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345036
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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345038
10/11/18 01:16 AM
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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345173
10/11/18 08:12 AM
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they taste like whatever you season them with. i fry mine in bacon grease....


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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345196
10/11/18 10:24 AM
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They taste like egg white to me. One of the few I don't like.

Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345420
10/11/18 04:29 PM
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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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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345465
10/11/18 05:44 PM
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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.

Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345546
10/11/18 09:43 PM
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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.

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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6345760
10/12/18 06:10 AM
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Re: Giant Puffball? [Re: Finster] #6346095
10/12/18 08:23 PM
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i have them everywhere,im not big on them.....i leave them


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