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These are the opposite symptoms of atropine poisoning, and fly agaric is used as an antidote to atropine overdoses.
Do experiences with the fly agaric mushroom lie behind the legend of Santa Claus and his flying reindeer?
It is one thing to follow a dark and mazy corridor into a white room where rotating fly agaric mushrooms dangle from the ceiling; it is another to enter the space with a gruff guard staring you down.
Gordon Wasson, the fly agaric served also a chief ingredient of Soma, the divine drink mentioned in the Vedas, which rendered Indian gods immortal.
A fly agaric mushroom, which can cause hallucinations and poisoning
There are 198, all captioned, ranging from the spectacular to the unusual, such as a shot of a fly agaric toadstool with its red and white dome, striking to look at but dangerous to touch.
Fly Agaric, by Richard Dixon Beech Walk, by Adrian Bell, is one of the images in the In our View exhibition, at Tatton Hall
The Fly Agaric has been used by shamans in Siberia in small doses to induce trances but it can kill people with heart problems.
It is a fine example of a fly agaric (amanita muscaria) and Chris, of Longwood, said: "Fly agaric is probably the subject of more folklore than any other fungi.
He was convinced that Jesus Christ never existed but was an analogy for the Fly Agaric mushroom, around which the activities of an ancient fertility cult revolved.
Fungi doing well include fly agaric ( the familiar red and white toadstool of nursery rhythms, once chopped up in milk and used as a fly killer; the blusher, so called because it turns pink when bruised; and the ink cap, sometimes used as a writing ink.