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mushroom growing in backyard...can anyone id please...

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Hi found these growing. Curious if they are edible or if you id species.

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Looks like Coprinellus micaceus.They are edible, just be sure to get them quick, as they will start "auto-digesting" (dissolving into black goo) - usually they have turned into little puddles by the next day. The ones in the pic look like a good age for eating.

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just confirming Coprinellus micaceus.

cheers, Ob.

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!! It should be noted that you should not drink alcohol with ink cap mushrooms (Coprinellus) as they will become toxic!

Safe hunting

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ink caps?

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I think they got the name ink caps, because they break down into black goop. Kind of like ink

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Apparently you can actually use it as an ink: http://www.anbg.gov.au/fungi/images-misc/coprinus-ink-large.jpg

Also according to this, coprine (the compound which interacts with alcohol) wasn't found in C. micaceus, just in a related species (Coprinopsis atramentaria) which made people wary of all coprinus-types. Lawyer's wigs (C. comatus) were coprine-free as well.

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