I am a postdoctoral researcher at University of Texas, working on biology of colors in plants/ fungi. I am trying understand now how certain mushrooms make red pigments, and to do so need some red and not-so-red Amanita mushrooms, of which I can’t seem to find any (Texas is rather hot and dry at the moment- not exactly mushroom-friendly).
We are hoping that someone on here who has seen some might be willing to mail us a sample. We have special tubes and packaging we can send you for sample harvest.
Alternatively, if anyone can point me in the direction of where I might find some within a few hours of Austin, Texas, that information is just as valuable!
Any help anyone can offer is greatly appreciated!