Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oops: Turns Out the Fly Agaric Mushroom Is Not for Steaks and Salads

Posted By on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM

From Arizona Highways
  • From Arizona Highways

On Friday, Sept. 13, Arizona Highways magazine announced its October 2013 edition would not be available on newsstands because the magazine mistakenly identified the fly agaric mushroom as edible.

From our home state publication:

The fly agaric mushroom should not be consumed in its raw form because of its unpredictable psychotropic and physical effects.

“This issue will not be sold on newsstands, and we are alerting our subscribers to the mistake. We regret the error,” said Win Holden, publisher of Arizona Highways magazine.

The mushroom—one of those classic fungi that you'd find in a fairy tale—can cause kidney and liver failure and evidently includes magic properties.

From Shroomery:

Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) contains muscimol that produces feelings of euphoria, hallucinations, muscle jerks, drowsiness, sweating, pupil dilation, Increased tear and mucus formation (Those on muscaria often exhibit excessive tearing and salivating) and increased body temperature. Symptoms appear 30 to 90 minutes after eating this mushroom and are most intense after two or three hours. Symptoms include blurred vision, loss of motor skills, moderate to extreme nausea or cramps, physical relaxation or a sedative like effect, euphoria and a “dream like” state of being. The experience is said to be very different from that of psilocybin and many do not enjoy it. People who eat these mushrooms sometimes fall into a deep sleep. Some people describe the effects of eating Amanita muscaria as similar to being intoxicated by alcohol.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Mari Herreras

Staff Pick

Cooking Series with Chef Debbie: Tamales!!!

Get ready for an all-out tamale party! Learn to prepare traditional red pork, chicken green chile, and… More

@ Amerind Museum Sat., Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2100 N. Amerind Road, Exit 318 off Interstate 10.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Nine Questions: DJQ (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Quick Bites: A Healthy Kind of Bar (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Tucson Stained Glass Brings Color to the Old Pueblo (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Gen. Michael Flynn, Conspiracy Tweeter and Trump Whisperer, Is a National Security Risk (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation