Coprinoid Mushrooms: The Inky Caps [ Basidiomycota > Agaricales > Agaricaceae / Psathyrellaceae. Janes Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5 License. It was mentioned that the Shaggy ink cap if eaten with alcohol does cause vomiting. Clumps of mushrooms arise after rain from spring to autumn, commonly in urban … But now I would try the shaggy mane if the opportunity presented itself. Arrange dressed pasta on top. Thanks for the comment. The gills are located on the undersurface of the cap and bear the reproductive spores. But if you stop, the symptoms will disappear in about two or three hours. Consuming alcohol before or after eating common inky caps produces very unpleasant effects. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on October 29, 2014: Hi, MelRootsNWrites. As a cousin to the Shaggy Ink Cap, the Common Ink Cap, Inky Cap, or Alcohol Ink Cap mushroom as this type is also referred, it is a mushroom that can be toxic if eaten with or after consuming alcohol. Inky caps are a fascinating part of nature. Tag Archives: shaggy ink caps. I've never thought of that before, but you're right - "inky cap" does sound like something from Monty Python! Coprinopsis atramentaria doesn’t develop ruffles, but it does turn into ink. When there is enough moisture in the environment, a new mushroom may grow with such force that it can break through old asphalt and concrete. Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus) at a perfect stage for harvest. Coprinus comatus, the shaggy ink cap, lawyer's wig, or shaggy mane, is a common fungus often seen growing on lawns, along gravel roads and waste areas. As a cousin to the Shaggy Ink Cap, the Common Ink Cap, Inky Cap, or Alcohol Ink Cap mushroom as this type is also referred, it is a mushroom that can be toxic if eaten with or after consuming alcohol. I learned something new, so that's great! Recovery is apparently complete, although it's possible that secondary effects could be serious. I had no idea there were worm-eating fungus among us! I appreciate your visit. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on June 02, 2014: Hi, vespawoolf. Digestion of the cap enables the fungus to distribute the spores and reproduce. Also as in the shaggy mane, the cap doesn't open up into an umbrella shape until autodigestion begins. THANK YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE!!! I have been eating them for years - gently pan fried in butter with a squeeze of lemon or lime, served on toast - and have had them for lunch about eight times in the last fortnight. Shaggy Mane mushrooms are part of the ink cap species of mushrooms. It's fun to write about nature and biology! I love to see them, even though I don't collect them. Hi, Jodah. The cap opens and the edge curls upward as digestion takes place, exposing successive layers of spores to air currents. You can almost picture a drunk mushroom picker learning his lesson for the first time, then trying it again, and again before figuring out he's on to something. The cap never has the fully closed structure of the shaggy mane, but rather appears more bell-like even when … If I had time, I'd like to participate in a course run by a mushroom identification expert, too! The shaggy mane is a favorite mushroom among mushroom-lovers. Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 03, 2014: This hub is very interesting and useful. Colour is dark grey with fine hairs. The caps are opening up as digestion proceeds from the edge of the cap. This is the one that causes a toxic reaction when eaten with alcohol. The link to the publication is given in the "References" section below. It's also known as the common inky cap, tippler's bane, and the alcohol inky. My local stores sell quite a wide variety of mushroom species, which satisfies my desire for different tastes. Some wild mushrooms do sound tasty, though! The correct identification of both mushrooms is vital before they are used as food since poisonous mushrooms can be dangerous.