sas 05 - Mushrooms,Molds,and Miracles,...

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Mushrooms, Molds, and Miracles, The Strange Realm of Fungi Lucy Kavaler “Yeasts, moulds, mushrooms, mildews, and other fungi pervade our world. They work great good and terrible evil. Upon them, indeed, hangs the balance of life; for without their presence in the cycle of decay and regeneration, neither man nor any other living thing could survive. REVIEW
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Eastern Europe: Family activity http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/edible.html Edible Fungi This is a list of the mushrooms from "The Fungi of California" that are: (1.) Large enough to be considered for the table. (2.) Generally considered edible for most people. (3.) Fairly commonly eaten in California or elsewhere.
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Collecting wild mushrooms Reputable Field Guide Local
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Mushroom identification Work with experienced collectors Mycological Society of San Francisco http://www.mssf.org/ AMANITA CAESAREA AMANITA PHALLOIDES Mushroom poisonings
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Ancient Rome and the ascent of Nero Ancient Rome; mycophylic
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Ancient Rome Mushrooms were a delicacy Caesar's Amanita Ancient Rome Mushrooms were a delicacy Caesar's Amanita Consumption was reserved for nobility
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Boletaria Boletaria Special pots for cooking mushrooms Boleti = mushrooms
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The number and diversity of mushrooms was a measure of your social status Ancient Rome Locusta – dispenser of poisons Frequently imprisoned Worked for powerful people
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Ancient Rome Locusta – dispenser of poisons Frequently imprisoned Worked for powerful people 54 A.D. Agrippina Ancient Rome Locusta – dispenser of poisons Agrippina Wife of emperor Claudius Mother of Nero 54 A.D.
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Claudius I Agrippina (4 th wife) Nero: son of Agrippina Claudius I Caesar's mushroom Death cap Favorite meal Non-toxic
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Soaked in water Caesar's mushroom Death cap Poured over [contained toxins] Caesar's mushroom Death cap Claudius consumed Caesar’s mushroom laced with death-cap toxins Claudius died
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Caesar’s mushroom Death cap The ascent of Nero Agrippina Nero son of Agrippina Nero became emperor Adopted son of Claudius At age 16 Death cap Nero and Brittanicus Son of Claudius and rightful heir Nero Locusta
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Poison Control Centers 2004 Accidental Poison Control Centers 2004 Number of exposures = 8601 Total for all causes in 2004: 2.4 million Mushrooms =0.3%
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