Blueing bolete

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Blueing bolete

Post: # 164292Post eva »

Hi--

I'm here in North Carolina, US, and there are TONS of these blueing boletes growing all over the yard after a big rain. I've read differing accounts online of whether they're edible, varying from "choice!" to "never eat anything that turns blue!"

Any firsthand experience/insight? At any rate, they're beautiful mushrooms, and it's fun to watch them turn color!
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Before cracking in half.
Before cracking in half.
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A few seconds after cracking in half, the yellow flesh has turned blue, and continues to deepen in color over the next few minutes until all the flesh is indigo.
A few seconds after cracking in half, the yellow flesh has turned blue, and continues to deepen in color over the next few minutes until all the flesh is indigo.
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Re: Blueing bolete

Post: # 164308Post frozenthunderbolt »

I have to say that they only mushrooms that i know of that turn blue have psychoactive properties and are toxic to the liver.
Im no kind of fungi expert though . . .
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Re: Blueing bolete

Post: # 166781Post Carltonian Man »

Looks scary

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Re: Blueing bolete

Post: # 166872Post Broad Bean »

Sounds like a deceiver bolete to me. Don't just take my word for it but if it is then they're perfectly edible so long as you cook them. Must agree though that they look a bit scary.

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