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The Ink Caps: Mushrooms That Dissolve Into Black Ink — 3 Comments

  1. Please let me know if I can find the type of mushroom that can be turned into ink in North Florida! I’ve seen many of these when I was young (mm I’m 64 now) ! I could swear I’ve seen them in DeFuniak Springs Florida!

    • Thanks for the comment Trish. This is a very wide-spread group of mushrooms and they certainly occur in your part of the country. Be on the lookout for the shaggy mane in summer and fall, and perhaps even in winter in Florida. As I indicated, shaggy mane is an urban mushroom and comes up in grass and along roadsides. If you see young ones coming up, watch them for two or three days and the caps will disintegrate into ink. You could collect it in a small glass vial or similar thing. I imagine you could find more specific directions online about how it is used in art work.

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