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Chemical tests in mushroom identification
Of the Chemical tests in mushroom identification the most useful are Melzer's and Potassium hydroxide. A list of tests follows.
Additional recommended knowledge
Household ammonia can be used.
Used in Russula identification.
Meixner Test for Amatoxins
Melzer's Reagent can be used to test spores for amyloid, nonamyloid, dextrinoid.
In the genus Lyophyllum the lamellae usually bluing with Paradiaminobenzaldehyde (PDAB).
A 2-3% aqueous solution of phenol gives a color change in some species when applied to cap or stem.
A 5-10% solution of Potassium hydroxide (KOH) gives a color change in some species:
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