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Fly Agaric

Amanita muscaria

Description:

The most well known type of fly agaric, the toadstool (shown here), is considered a poisonous mushroom. Although deaths from the fly agaric rarely occur, certain cultures will boil them, removing the toxins, and then eat them as a delicacy. They also hold psychoactive properties, most used and revered religiously by Siberian peoples.

Habitat:

Symbiont of deciduous and coniferous trees. Most associated with the Norther Hemisphere, they were accidentally introduced into the Southern Hemisphere as well.

Notes:

These photos are not photoshopped. All photos ©Joshua Asel

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17 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago

Thank you very much everyone! Viv, no pixies this time around but I did see them. They're just camera shy.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 4 years ago

Congratulations Joshua!!

Felicidades por el SOTD fabulosa foto.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 4 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD Joshua. A lovely series of images .. No pixies?

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

It says their habitat is conifer and deciduous forests worldwide, not a tree in sight around here haha. Hopefully next year when I move out east :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago

Thank you Reza and Ashley! Ashley I'm surprised you don't have any around there.

Congratulations Joshua !

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Joshua, very cool! Would love to see this fungus, glowing or not :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago

Sweet thanks so much Yasser and team. The next share will be a sea tidal creature which with no eyes ;)

Yasser
Yasser 4 years ago

Josh, this magical mushroom series has been chosen as Spotting of the Day! Congrats on another well-deserved selection and we can't wait to see what you share with us next. Keep up the great photography work!

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago

Thank you Doreen.

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 4 years ago

Very nice images.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago

Thank you very much Antonio and Christos!

Wow Joshua,awesome series,great idea the ligth's,congrats and thanks for sharing

ChristosMaroulis
ChristosMaroulis 4 years ago

Fantastic!!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago

Thank you very much Oneng.

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 4 years ago

unique..and pretty color..

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

California, USA

Lat: 35.64, Long: -121.19

Spotted on Dec 8, 2014
Submitted on Dec 8, 2014

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