Photography by Tom Volk

Did you know?

Since we learned in the toxins page that it only takes 5-10mg of amanitins to kill a healthy human adult, that means if a person were to consume one Amanita cap it would kill them!

Amanitin toxins are the cause of over 90% of all fatal mushroom poisoning cases (Lincoff 1977).

Without immediate medical attention, Deadly Galerina can have a mortality rate of about 50%. Learn about other mushroom poisonings here.

Another member of the amanita genus that contains the same deadly toxin found in Galerina autumnalis is Amanita virosa!

There are other poisonous mushrooms out there that contain different kinds of toxins. Look at Gyromitra esculenta and the gyromitrin toxin.


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