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Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 05 11:39 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

TD isn't allowed to guzzle!

Thing is, he has had (we both have) CotW at least twice before, in a soup/stew thing at a foray we both went to. It seems unlikely he would be allergic/intolerant of it.

cab



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 05 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That sounds to me like a mild gastric complaint; could be that you ate something that you couldn't digest easily, but more likely it was a passing viral infection. Happens all the time.

nettie



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 05 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bernie66 wrote:
Surely you can disagree with any food type and that does not have to say there is anything wrong with the food itself. It could just be that you are not compatable. With any wild food you are not 100% sure of you are better having a very small amount first and checking for a reation for 24 hours first before wading in with two feet and guzzling a boatload.


I can back this up having spent two days chained to the toilet the first time I had a huge plateful of Parasols

I'm OK with them now though.

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 05 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Now I know I'm in good company I can say it was a bit worrying. I'm just glad to have eaten something that cannot be easily confused with much else, especially something that is that harmful.

Bugs did find something online about some people having a reaction to CotW and there is Cab's warning about young people so there's something in 'em. See what happens next time I suppose.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 05 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

On Sunday we also found an old small one growing on a fallen willow.

Daydreaming



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 05 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was expecting to see a thread where cab had found a chicken walking in the woods! I must say when he say he was scrabbling about in tree for it, I did wonder....





cab - Am I right thinking you do all you foraging in Thetford Forest?


cab



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 05 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Daydreaming wrote:

cab - Am I right thinking you do all you foraging in Thetford Forest?


Naah, I get up to Thetford maybe a couple of times a year. Nearly all of my foraging is done in and around Cambridge.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 05 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We found another small clump on a willow log yesterday. I took a piece for my breakfast and had no adverse reaction this time. It went well fried with streaky bacon and sausages and I can recommend that method for youngish specimens

We've found seven different CotWs so far this year, most local so once you get your eye in is seems quite common. Most of them have been quite small though.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 05 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I haven't seen any at all this year

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