mycophagist


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mycophagist

(maɪˈkɒfədʒɪst)
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1. (Cookery) a person who eats mushrooms
2. (Biology) an organism or animal that feeds on mushrooms or other fungi
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Noun1.mycophagist - a person or animal who eats fungi (especially mushrooms)
eater, feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishment
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The Red Squirrel of North America as a mycophagist. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 6:355-362.
Most grown for human consump-tion are done so in controlled, sterilised environments, but if you are lucky enough to collect your own from the countryside you are known as a Mycophagist.
When it comes to identification, the best advice is to join a mushroom hunt led by a mycophagist: someone who has studied fungi and is experienced enough to identify and gather wild edible fungi.