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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 1 decade ago

why do mushrooms produce pleasant hallucinogens instead of deadly poisons?



has psylocibene ecer killed anyone

ive never heard of it killing anyone.

il tell you one thing.

its the best "posion" in the world.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The pleasant (or unpleasant) psylocibene molecules produced by some mushrooms (Psylocibe) do create some interesting effects as do many other plant compounds. However, many mushrooms do produce toxins that even in small amounts can be fatal. DO NOT eat any wild mushroom unless you are or with an expert in fungus identification. You may only get sick but you may die from kidney failure or any other number of horrible painful deaths. As to why hallucinogens are produced at all may depend on propagation of that particular species. One animal's euphoria may be another animal's pleasant taste. Ruminants eat shrooms all the time with no ill effects but their metabolism and digestive tracts are far different than ours.

    Source(s): Mycology 101
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The hallucinogens are poison. It is mild poison but poison none the less. If you eat enough you will die of toxicity.

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  • 1 decade ago

    mushrooms do produce hallucinations and deadly poisons and food.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i eat mushrooms all the time. i neither experienced hallucinations nor any poisonous effects.

    Source(s): what are you talking about ?
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