Toxic mushroom including Death Cap and Yellow-staining mushrooms grow in Victoria especially during the autumn months. The Yellow Mushroom (Agaricus xanthodermus) is a staple mushroom in Victoria. Using Death Cap mushroom (Manita phalloides) may cause death.
Unless you are an expert
Do not pick and eat wild mushrooms in Victoria
There is no ‘home test’ that can help you distinguish between safe and edible mushrooms from toxic mushrooms. It is buy LSD online that you eat only mushrooms that you have purchased at a supermarket, greengrocer or other reputable source. Symptoms include severe abdominal discomfort such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
If a person who has eaten mushrooms has fallen, stopped breathing, limped or had an anaphylactic reaction, immediately call zero three times to get an ambulance. If you suspect that you or your child may have been eating a poisonous mushroom, do not wait for the symptoms to appear before receiving medical attention. Contact the Victorian Poison Information Center for advice (Tel 13 11 26).
- Yellow-spotted mushroom (Agaricus Xanthodermus). Courtesy of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, photographer Tom May.
- Death Cap Mushroom (Amanita phalloides) Courtesy of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, photographer Tom May.
- Mushrooms are a fungus. Australia has many species of fungi that grow in the wild, many of which are edible. However, a few species are toxic or deadly.
Contrary to popular belief
No home experiment can distinguish between edible and toxic species. The only way to determine if a wild mushroom is safe to eat is to be identified by a mushroom specialist (mycologist).
If you are not sure if mushrooms are safe to eat, do not eat them. It is recommended that you eat only mushrooms that you bought at a supermarket, greengrocer or other reputable source.
The VPIC job will take a brief history for you and give you the right advice. You may need to seek buy LSD online attention from your doctor or the emergency department of a nearby hospital.
- It helps to have a mushroom sample. VPIC staff may ask you to send them a picture of wild mushrooms to help with animal identification and risk assessment.
- If a person falls asleep, stops breathing, faints or suffers from anaphylactic stroke, call zero immediately three times (000) to get an ambulance.
- Do not cry for the Victorian Poisons Information Center in an emergency.