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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.
There was a large white oak tree here last year.

 

 

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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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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« 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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Re: First question.... Is it good to eat ?
« 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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« 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 #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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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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This is my best picture of s mushroom...

 

 
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2016, 10:55:32 am »
This is just a little part of a large mushroom circle in my yard...
Also known as fairy circle, elf circle, elf ring or pixie ring.
In France they are know as sorcerers rings.
In German they are know as witches' rings.
Dutch superstition claimed that the circles show where the Devil set his milk churn.
In Tyrol, folklore attributed fairy rings to the fiery tails of flying dragons.
European superstitions routinely warned against entering a fairy ring.
French tradition reported that fairy rings were guarded by giant bug-eyed toads that cursed those who violated the circles.
In Europe, entering a fairy ring would result in the loss of an eye.
Fairy rings are associated with diminutive spirits in the Philippines
Many folk beliefs generally paint fairy rings as dangerous places, best avoided.

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Are his till his deein' day.
But he wha gaes by the fairy ring,
Nae dule nor pine shall see,
And he wha cleans the fairy ring
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Smurftastic! :)
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2016, 11:35:56 am »
I recon I'm doomed then because I cleared out 2 of them last week so my old half blind horse wouldn't graze into them by accident.
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I recon I'm doomed then because I cleared out 2 of them last week so my old half blind horse wouldn't graze into them by accident.

They will be back unless you removed the ground also...
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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2016, 11:50:07 am »
The big craze now seems to be chaga. Every so called expert on health benefits not proven have taken to them.  ;D

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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2016, 09:03:32 pm »
I trust portobello mushrooms, only cuz that is what the store label says it is...
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2016, 11:04:01 pm »
Here are a few that I found today.  I didn't think to take pictures of the chanterelles, but they were good eatin' after I fried 'em up.

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Can you tell which one isn't edible.

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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2016, 11:50:00 pm »
The only one I would feel comfortable even considering eating is #2.
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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2016, 12:35:12 am »
Yeah, that's the only one I was 100% on.  I fried them up with the chanterelles. Those are the first oysters I'd found around here.

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« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2016, 03:05:56 am »
The last one looks like what we call turkey tail, which I wouldn't eat. And I'm not a mushroomer, so not likely to pick and eat any.  :D

The grey jays hide mushrooms in the fir trees, so they must be ones they plan on eating in winter. But a bird can also eat berries that will poison people, so that's no good. :D

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« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2016, 06:27:19 am »
I think #1 is one of the amanitas and poisonous. #3, poisonous also and the turkey tail is used by some to make a medicinal tea that I don't remember what for. But don't take my word for any of this.
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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2016, 08:29:01 am »
I'll go with Reply #26.   ;D
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« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2016, 06:49:36 pm »
I believe #1 is an edible bolete.  #2 is a good to oyster.  #3 I'm not sure what it is, but I'm pretty sure it's poisonous.   Right on with #4 turkey tail is not poisonous and used in medicine and in making vodka😀.

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« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2016, 02:17:09 pm »
I agree No. 1 is a bolete.  They're pretty much all supposed to be edible but I've tried the ones around here and they're not worth eating.

I guess there's a big difference between "edible" and "choice" and not all choice ones are really very good.

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