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Photo of an alcohol inky mushroom cut in half lengthwise.

Alcohol Inky (Cut in Half)

The gills of the alcohol inky start out whitish, but they begin to turn black and liquefy in a matter of hours.

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Photo of an alcohol inky mushroom, older specimen, with deliquescing edges.

Alcohol Inky (Deliquescing)

The “inky” part of this mushroom’s common name comes from the fact that the gills turn to black inky liquid as they mature.

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Photo of two alcohol inky mushrooms emerging from the ground.

Alcohol Inky (Young Specimens)

The alcohol inky gets its name from the fact that if you eat this mushroom up to three days before or after consuming alcohol, you’ll probably get very sick.

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Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold

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black and white illustration of alligator snapping turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle Illustration

Larger, heavier, and rougher-looking than the common snapping turtle, the rare alligator snapping turtle is protected, and harvest is illegal in Missouri. Check Missouri Turtle Regulations for more details.

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Image of alligator snapping turtle, dorsal view

Alligator Snapping Turtle, Dorsal View

Alligator snapping turtle, dorsal view.

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Image of alligator snapping turtle, ventral view

Alligator Snapping Turtle, Ventral View

Alligator snapping turtle, ventral view.

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