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Old April 22, 2017   #14
NarnianGarden
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Yes - the B edulis is a larvae magnet. It grows here in abundance and is even exported to Southern Italy (Italians don't know they're eating plenty of larvae and maggots with their Finnish mushrooms...)...
I lost my appetite somewhat when an expert said that almost ALL Boletus edulis mushrooms are filled with larvae, even when they're microscopically small.

That's why I much prefer the chantarelle varieties, they usually are left alone by insetcs (but slugs still love them)
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