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Fly agaric/amanita

Amanita muscaria


Last year we had many of these in our woodlands. Pretty but poissonous, Amanita muscaria is noted for its hallucinogenic properties, with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound muscimol. I think some slugs must have been hallucinating big time after eating them...


Meerdaelbos, Belgium.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Hello, thanks! I only saw the messages now😊

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Beautiful shots! Congratulations, Marta.

triggsturner 4 years ago

Congratulations Marta. Great series of a classic.

armadeus.4 4 years ago

Congratulations on this winner Marta! Love this series :)

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Marta, your fly agarics came first in our 2016 Best Photo mission in the Fungi category:


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armadeus.4 4 years ago

There might be a little critter bumping its way around. They sure had a fair chomp on it :D

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Thanks armadeus.4!
I often see the slugs around and I don´t know who ate the mushroom in the third pic but I wonder about the animal's well being and hallucinatory state, yes :-D

armadeus.4 4 years ago

That is a beautiful mushroom! Ha ha were there some slugs strung out hanging at the base of some mushrooms? :) Fabulous images Marta. Good luck and thank you for sharing! :)

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Marta!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Marta that's beautiful! Looks like poisonous!

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Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Oct 18, 2015
Submitted on Nov 12, 2016

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