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First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« on: August 18, 2016, 01:49:44 pm »
Next question... What is it ???
Fungus of what kind.
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 04:14:57 pm »
Do they make a fungus identification book like the tree identification books you use in horticulture class?  If so, that's what you need! ;)  Wow, so bright and colorful, I'm thinking that is a warning!
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 05:44:44 pm »
Kinda like Pumpkin pie...
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 07:07:08 pm »
Looks like chicken of the woods, edible but tastes kinda strong when they get that big. Don't eat on my advice though, have a shroom expert identify before eating. The color and shape are a dead giveaway, but they usually grow on the base of a live tree, so I'm only 90% sure.
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 08:05:10 pm »
I think it's growing on what left of tree roots from the oak tree.
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 11:00:27 pm »
Looks like it could be jack o lantern  mushroom.   Poisonous and bioluminescent.  Need a picture of the gills or false gills and are the stems hollow or not.  Almost positive it's not hen of the woods.

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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 11:15:56 pm »
The only two shrooms I can positively identify now days are morels and oysters. I used to be able to spot another more elicit one in my youth but those days are long past. Even with a good book it can be hard to positively identify some of them. Proceed with extreme caution.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 12:03:23 am »
If you go out there now and look at them, you might see this:


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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 02:11:53 am »
Maybe if you have an ultraviolet light.  ;)
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 09:16:27 am »
Maybe if you have an ultraviolet light.  ;)

Sounds a little crazy, but they actually produce their own light.

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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2016, 10:03:44 am »
I have to say some of those elicit mushrooms I eluded to in my earlier post made me see things like that but I never saw a mushroom make lights on its own.  :o :D
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2016, 05:55:34 pm »
 Hen of the woods and chicken of the woods are completely different in shape and color, but often confused as the same. Cut one open, the flesh should look like cheese, kinda a pale yellow color. The underside should be a solid yellowish color with small sections of pores. It doesn't look like Jack o Lantern but if it has gills on the underside it definitely isn't a type of polypore mushroom and you should wash your hands and don't eat. The cap looks too thin to be chicken of the woods, take a pic of the underside and it will help identify it.
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2016, 06:03:11 pm »
I emailed a pic to a buddy who is a dedicated shroom hunter, he just called and said don't eat! He thinks it could be Jack O Lantern or Chanterelle, one is very deadly, one is very edible. I always email him a pic before I eat mushrooms so I don't end up in the E.R. Without a pic of the underside there is no way to know for sure.
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2016, 06:04:15 pm »
The color looks to orange . I have been to some Mycological Association events  there are many mushrooms that look alike . But one is Poisonous.  So you have a 50 / 50 chance.
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2016, 07:47:44 pm »
The orange is right for chanterelle, but i eat them pretty much every year and they usually don't look like that.  Jack o lantern is often mistaken for chanterelles and it just looks like jack o lantern to me.

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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2016, 12:45:52 pm »
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2016, 12:48:01 pm »
Couple of little fellows...

 

 
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2016, 05:20:28 pm »
Your pic of the gills show that the gills are true but are forked at the edges which should mean its a false chanterelle, still not edible but not as poisonous as Jack o lantern. It is for sure 100% not edible unless you like being really sick... smiley_sick smiley_sick
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2016, 06:53:45 pm »
Thanks...
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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2016, 08:49:22 am »
20or 25 years ago a professor at Cornell, a mushroom expert died from eating a deadly one.
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