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Fried Chicken Mushroom

Lyophyllum decastes, Lyophyllum loricatum is also edible and often referred to by this common name, and frequently mistaken for L. decastes. Several other Lyophyllum species also.

This mushroom was used to fry in place of chicken during depression. Dip in egg yolk, coat in chicken coating, deep fry.

Grows in clumps on decomposed logs or rotted forest debris. They grow in clumps, with anywhere between three and dozens of mushrooms sprouting from a single clump. The appearance varies widely, though it is usually a decent sized mushroom, and it fruits above ground so it is generally clean. The caps may be rounded and partially open, or fully unfurled and wavy with a sharp margin, and the color may vary according to humidity or even the growing conditions. Gills are generally white to start with, and spores are white, but some species may have gills that darken as they dry, others may not.

It also may stop the growth of some viruses if used early in the disease.

We carry L. decastes, and L. loricatum spawn in our Mushroom Store.


Mushrooms may cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Some mushrooms are more likely to do this than others. Please research possible reactions prior to purchase. We are not responsible for how you choose to use our products, and do not claim that mushrooms are completely safe to consume. We merely assure that they are as represented on our website.

We do not make any promises as to the efficacy of any mushroom product to treat or prevent any disease or condition. Please consult a doctor or alternative practitioner prior to using any mushroom product for treatment of any disease or illness.

We cannot guarantee that any spawn, spore, or kit product will grow or produce mushrooms. We do guarantee that our products are as described, and that the methods in our instructions do produce good results, but once our products leave our facility, we can no longer control the factors which are responsible for success. Gardening of any kind is a chancy business, and success depends upon adherence to instructions, and may be influenced by weather, environmental factors, and other controllable and non-controllable factors. As such, we cannot guarantee your success, and advise that if you are uncomfortable with purchasing under these terms, that you refrain from purchase.

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