The most dangerous mushrooms and toadstools are the aptly named death cap, which grows near the base of oak trees; fly agaric
, known for its distinctive bright-red cap with raised white spots; and the dramatically named destroying angel, which is fortunately quite rare.
These are the opposite symptoms of atropine poisoning, and fly agaric
is used as an antidote to atropine overdoses.
Do experiences with the fly agaric
mushroom lie behind the legend of Santa Claus and his flying reindeer?
Also available are Fly Agaric
mushrooms, which can trigger dream-like delirious states, and Kratom, which is dubbed the 'herbal speedball' because of its euphoric effects.
Psychoactive mushrooms, either the Santa Claus caps of fly agaric
or the more commonly consumed Psilocybe cubensis, are scattered throughout the museum--a scattering that becomes, in Roxy Paine's 1997 Psilocybe Cubensis Field, at once exuberant and creepy.
Her comparisons revealed that frosty pod is also an agaric
, despite the fact that it doesn't form a mushroom-type fruiting body.
There is also a North-American variant, which is not as valued as the European species Among the many German names of the fly agaric
we find 'Krotenstuhl' (toadstool).
The presence and antifeedant function of toxin producing secretory cells on hyphae of the lawn-inhabiting agaric
In 1919, Buller wrote that, during the previous summer, he had fed a small piece of Fly Agaric
(Amanita muscaria) to a volunteer, noting that "within three minutes he exhibited marked signs of poisoning.
f FATHER CHRISTMAS - The idea of Father Christmas has its roots in the visions of tribal shamen in Lapland, who had eaten a hallucinogenic red-and-white mushroom called fly agaric
An unusual psychrophilic aquatic agaric
and the agaric
mushrooms and fermented honey of the carnivorous Celts;