Wisconsin Mycological Society

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Fungi Facts!

Chitin

Most fungi build their cell walls out of chitin. This is the same material as the hard outer shells of insects and other arthropods. Plants do not make chitin.
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Most fungi build their cell walls out of chitin. This is the same material as the hard outer shells of insects and other arthropods. Plants do not make chitin.

Death Caps

Some wild mushrooms are poisonous, and these ones are sometimes called toadstools – one called the Death Cap may cause about 90% of deaths from mushroom or toadstool poisoning (when picking wild mushrooms to eat, talk to an expert to be very sure that they are the right ones)
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Some wild mushrooms are poisonous, and these ones are sometimes called toadstools – one called the Death Cap may cause about 90% of deaths from mushroom or toadstool poisoning (when picking wild mushrooms to eat, talk to an expert to … Continue reading