You’ve probably heard of the mushroom, which grows from the neck of a deerback, but you probably haven’t heard of its cousin, the chickenfoot mushroom.
In fact, most people don’t know what a chickenfoot is.
But they should know it’s a mushroom that grows from a deer back.
The chickenfoot and deerback mushrooms, which are native to the southeastern United States, are two different mushrooms that are often mistaken for each other.
“There’s an old saying, ‘the chickenfoot fungus is the mushroom that comes from the deer back,'” said David Schuster, a biology professor at Oregon State University.
“It’s actually quite common for people to misidentify them.”
In the spring and summer, deerback and chickenfoot mushrooms can be found in the wild, but they’re most common during fall and winter, when deer are more abundant.
Schuster says the deerbacks are easier to identify because of their long, sharp spines.
“The deerbacks have two large, pointed spines that are much sharper than the chickenfeet,” Schuster said.
The deerbacks, which grow to about 6 inches long, are green, with white stripes.
The mushroom is darker than the deer backs, but has a reddish tint.
In the wild: “The two mushroom species are often found in groups,” said Schuster.
“Mushrooms grow in clusters or clusters of three or more.”
The mushroom species is typically found in oak woods, but can also be found on the fringes of cultivated fields, he said.
“Both of these mushrooms can have a lot of different effects,” Schster said.
In addition to the sharp spurs, the deer and chickenbacks also have a distinctive yellow or brown appearance, according to Schuster’s research.
Schusters has found that deerback fungi also contain sulfur compounds, which make them more toxic to humans.
The sulfur compounds can also cause skin irritation and eye irritation, according for instance to a study published in the journal Science in 2010.
However, because of the nature of the mushrooms, Schuster thinks the sulfur compounds are actually beneficial for humans.
“They’re probably beneficial for skin conditions, especially if you’re in a situation where you’re having problems with your eyes,” he said, adding that he also believes that people are better off consuming deerback than chickenfoot.
Schusters research also suggests that people who eat deerback have more frequent urination and bladder infections, but it’s unclear how these changes might be related to the toxicity of deerback.
The blue mushroom also grows in woodlands, including in chaparral and pine forests, Schuster said.
He also found that people with chronic conditions are more likely to have blue mushroom problems than people who are healthy.
For example, people with diabetes have more bladder infections than people without diabetes, and those with cancer are more prone to bladder infections.
Schasters research found that blue mushrooms cause the most urinary tract problems in people who have diabetes, cancer, and liver disease, he added.
He says the blue mushrooms may be a more toxic substance than other mushrooms, but he doesn’t think that’s because they’re toxic.
“People with diabetes, liver disease and cancer tend to have bladder infections and urinary tract infections a lot more than the general population,” Schastes said.
According to Schusts research, blue mushrooms also cause some people to have a “blue-colored urine.”
This is because the blue-colored color is produced when the mushrooms are ingested, he noted.
Schutchers research was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
A version of this article was originally published on The Sports Bible.