by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Slide 26.
While most of the psilocybin containing species in North America are found either in the Pacific Northwest or in the Gulf States and Mexico, this species, Panaeolus subbalteatus, is found in many parts of North America. Panaeolus subbalteatus is a moderately potent species, though many complain of gastric distress after consuming it. It can be found in lawns and thus may be consumed by young children out grazing in the yard. Dogs and even horses and cows also eat hallucinogenic mushrooms. Some of the animals that consume the mushrooms once seem to develop a liking for the disorienting effects and may seek them out again. Other animals suffer vomiting, lethargy, sleepiness and fear and give their owners and apparently themselves a good scare.
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