#091: Amatoxins

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  1. November 7, 2016

    […] amatoxins, which are the same poisons found in the Destroying Angels and the Death Cap (see FFF#091).  Most G. marginata poisonings occur when people mistake the mushroom for F. velutipes.  The two […]

  2. November 13, 2016

    […] amatoxin poisoning if it is administered fairly quickly.  For more information on amatoxins, see FFF#091.  The ratio of each type of amatoxin in G. marginata appears to vary widely (unlike the ratios in […]

  3. January 20, 2017

    […] such as Chlorophyllum molybdites, and amatoxin-containing mushrooms such as Lepiota castanea (see FFF#091 for more on the deadly amatoxins).2 Because lepiotoid mushrooms have many look-alikes and are […]

  4. May 5, 2017

    […] victims, since it allows an expert to tell whether the patient is likely suffering from amatoxin (FFF#091) […]

  5. May 5, 2017

    […] but inedible due to their size while Conocybe mushrooms contain hallucinogens and amatoxins (FFF#091) and so should be […]

  6. November 10, 2017

    […] to humans. In mushrooms, these cause symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal upset to death (see FFF#091–100 for more). Although these are of significant concern to mushroom hunters, their impact is […]

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