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Krista24
Jun 13, 2016 6:03 PM CST
If you stepped in wild mushrooms during winter could the toxins still be on my shoes right now?
Name: Greene
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greene
Jun 13, 2016 6:25 PM CST
Strange question...but as long as you don't lick the soles of your shoes you should be safe from toxic mushrooms.
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Krista24
Jun 13, 2016 6:40 PM CST
So if you washed your clothes that might have had them on them could it still be there or washed out. Sorry extremely paranoid about mushrooms.
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Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 13, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Welcome to Garden.org, @Krista24 !

I think any allergens from the mushrooms would be washed out of your clothes. If you don't mind me asking -- have you had a contact-type allergic response to wild mushrooms in the past?
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kniphofia
Jun 14, 2016 10:03 AM CST
You will be breathing in many more fungal spores than would be on your shoes. I wouldn't worry.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 14, 2016 10:40 AM CST
I re-read the original question. You asked about stepping on the mushrooms in the winter - we have no idea where you are living. Perhaps if you would take a few moments to complete your profile page to include your location we might give you better answers for any toxic mushrooms that may grow in your area. Thank You!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 14, 2016 4:01 PM CST
Very good point, Greene! (I think we can rule out Krista living in the Michigan UP ! Hilarious! )
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Name: Tom Cagle
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Coppice
Jun 14, 2016 4:08 PM CST
It takes ingesting mushrooms to make one ill.

I might just for safties sake, wash you hands after handling them.

I will grant you that eating mushrooms without positive identification is a terrible plan.
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woofie
Jun 14, 2016 4:15 PM CST
Maybe she's worried about her dogs licking her shoes? (Why, yes, my doggies like to slobber all over mine.)
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