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As svs suggested, for a bolete that does not stain (ie. does not turn color when cut or scratched) nibble/taste/spit is a way to tell the edible ones from the bitter ones. But, one thing to keep in mind is that some people lack the ability to taste bitter. Such a person may misjudge a bitter bolete that most would ruin a meal for most other people. The bolete seen in the photos looks like a porcini.

The boletes that stain/bruise blue are more complicated. Some that are not bitter may cause illness if eaten. 

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