Ken W Wilson wrote:I like the idea of ants working for me. I wonder if a little sugar to help them find the spawn would help?
I’m kind of worried about identifying them correctly. We have a lot of green spored lepiota here. I’m a little color blind but I can see the green tint. I’ve read some Amanitas look pretty similar too.
Concerning you worry, "identifying them correctly", here in Germany where we had loads of them this year, people said that if the ring is "movable", it the right mushroom. (Another species, that also has a ring, but it is "fixed", so avoid). But pleased do some more research so that you are sure of what you are picking. But I have been told that it is a pretty reliable way to get the right one.