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So glad to find this forum! Look forward to participating here more.  Anyways, out at my brother's place out by grand tetons in Wyoming. Find these big guys coming out of the ground. I only have one small mushroom book with me and can't figure out what it is. I was stupid and didn't record the trees it was near. Lots of aspens and pines. No distinct smell. 

That is a standard dinner plate, so they are both obviously big.

 

So grateful for any help! Look forward to participating more here.

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Amanita Muscaria is a very good mushroom if detoxified, but like you, not my cup of tea. I find more choice mushroom than I can eat in a year without tempting fate.

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I have tried A. rubescens after it was positively ID’d by a mycologist friend of mine.  Fantastic eating however I will not be cooking it up again, its been drilled into me from a young age to stay away from amanitas and I dont think that will change! 🍄

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I have Amanita muscaria growing in my front yard every year. It has been positively identified.  I still won't eat it.  I have a case of amanita phobia, apparently.  I also won't eat A. jacksonii as easily identifiable as they are. I read that they are mediocre tasting, so I don't feel like I'm missing anything.  But I love finding them because they are so pretty.

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This looks like the yellow-capped version that I find here in eastern NA, Amanita muscaria avr. guessowii. I have heard about the edibility of the detoxified A. muscaria. Also, it is suspected that toxins present in this species vary regionally, or perhaps as per variety. I recommend not consuming this species, unless someone who really understands the issues/procedure prepares it.

I have eaten "Blushing Amanitas" a few times. One time I recall it being very tasty, and another time I thought the flavor to be disagreeable. Amanita amerirubescens (North American Blusher) has been shown to consist of a complex of closely related species. 

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