The wanderings of a man, anyway, in contact with the flora and fauna. Somewhere eats animals and plants, which it is using in everyday life and for the construction or establishment of ammunition or just touching, walking through the forests, mountains and deserts. And not all of these animals and plants as harmless and safe. Many of them are dangerous by their habits, and some just toxic. Sometimes, it is enough to touch some beetle or a tree trunk – and can be greatly ill or even die. So it is necessary a good understanding of the flora and fauna. Well, if you’re an ordinary biologist – then to follow the external signs, talking about the dangers of an object of nature.
There is a simple rule: if you do not believe that a particular plant or animal edible – not ezhte! Only in extreme cases when death is already behind and there is a chance of 50 to 50, that before you edible – then worth the risk…
So, once one on one with the wildlife, Many regret that not fond of biology and hurt «nerds»… One of them would be useful to you now companions 🙂
The better you versed in edible plants, animals, insects, mushrooms – the higher your chance of survival in different natural zones. So if you are on a life Extreme – should be included in the program of study preparation of edible plants and animals.
Earth’s flora and fauna – are extremely diverse. In this abundance of species you are sure you will define the familiar edible species and varieties of plants. Are unknown, neutral-looking plants and animals – They may be poisonous or not. You do not know for sure – Do not take chances. But there is clearly poisonous insects, animals, plants. How to distinguish them, giving them only a cursory glance? And avoid contact with them.
Poisonous plants, animals, insects will have a bright, acidic, poisonous color. Always avoid contact with any unknown plants that have needles, spikes, and if these spikes dripping with juice bright colors – much more. Suffice it to recall the color of celandine juice or the like. Generally, all plants, fungi with the release of latex – poisonous or conditionally edible. In any case, the raw, without any additional processing is not to them.
You should also pay attention to the smell. Typically, edible plants, insects, animals have a neutral, moderate or pleasant smell. Conversely – have poisonous unpleasant, pungent odor. There are exceptions, but the general trend is.