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Fly agaric/amanita

Amanita muscaria

Description:

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...

Habitat:

Meerdaelbos, Belgium.

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10 Comments

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
triggsturner 4 years ago

Congratulations Marta. Great series of a classic.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Congratulations on this winner Marta! Love this series :)

DanielePralong
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
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
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
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
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 4 years ago

Marta that's beautiful! Looks like poisonous!

The MnMs
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The MnMs

Vlaanderen, Belgium

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

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