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Harry Potter on Ice
Nov 4, 2006
Someone on the internet doesn't like me





extra stout posted:

Still haven't tried these as popular as they are, nice looking harvest though. Why the buffalo sauce? Most of the choice mushrooms people just add a bit of fat to and try to let some of the mushroom flavor stick around. Still, it sounds good.

Bi-la kaifa: I'm not sure on the species but at that size it goes without saying I probably wouldn't risk it, still great photographs. Do we have anyone here harvesting nuts this week or last week? I want to make a thread but as usual I'm behind schedule and this subforum seems impossible to revive.

I wish I knew how to do that in my area!

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Prop Wash
Jun 12, 2010





I have lots of chestnut groves pinned but I wish I had a lead on more hazelnuts. There are some in a local park but thereís a surprising amount of competition.

Then again, itís been very windy recently. I should probably go check on some of those chestnuts.

Harry Potter on Ice
Nov 4, 2006
Someone on the internet doesn't like me





Prop Wash posted:

I have lots of chestnut groves pinned but I wish I had a lead on more hazelnuts. There are some in a local park but thereís a surprising amount of competition.

Then again, itís been very windy recently. I should probably go check on some of those chestnuts.

Parks get so busy when the horse chestnuts are falling its pretty funny to see

Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

gosh! i like both the islanders and the rangers!!! :^)



extra stout posted:

Still haven't tried these as popular as they are, nice looking harvest though. Why the buffalo sauce? Most of the choice mushrooms people just add a bit of fat to and try to let some of the mushroom flavor stick around. Still, it sounds good.

After realizing we harvested too much for ourselves, we didn't want it to go to waste, didn't want to take up a bunch of freezer space, so we started experimenting. Also I'm a hot sauce addict, so it was destined.

Bi-la kaifa
Feb 4, 2011

Space maggots.



Gomphidius glutinosus, aka the slimy spike cap. Even though it has gills, it's still a member of the boletes family. Apparently they're parasitic to the other boletes as well. Neat!

A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007




It's yard shroom season in Seattle.



It's yard shroom season in Seattle



Siamang
Nov 15, 2003


A Pack of Kobolds posted:

It's yard shroom season in Seattle.



Yes it is!

Siamang
Nov 15, 2003


Spent a good portion of the weekend foraging around Tacoma. Honey mushrooms are done for the year, but tons of other stuff is popping up (sorry about the stupidly large vertical pics):

Hericium corraloides - edible but the ones I find are usually very dirty and hard to clean (growing on rotten logs on the ground), so I leave them where I find them.


A bolete that's fallen victim to hypomyces chrysospermus, a fungal parasite commonly called 'the bolete killer'. A lot of the boletes I find around Tacoma are infected with this. It's related to hypomyces lactifluorum, a parasitic fungus that attacks specific species mushrooms and turns them into the lobster mushroom, which is edible and delicious.


Amanita pachycolea, the western grisette. This is in the same family as many of the really deadly mushrooms, but is edible. They get decently large, maybe 5 inches across.


Ramaria species. Many are edible but I usually don't bother harvesting in the hopes that someone else will notice and appreciate their coralness.



Enough for everyone!


These were my main target when I went out yesterday - russula xerampelina, the shrimp russula. They have a noticeable 'shellfishy' smell and keep most of their crunchy texture when you cook them up. One of my favorites.

Siamang fucked around with this message at 15:09 on Oct 14, 2019

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

memento disco





Nice haul, I keep an eye out for those russulas but Iíve not found any to date.

The fall season here has been thoroughly shithoused by a hot snap right as hens and honeys started coming up

Prop Wash
Jun 12, 2010











edit: i should mention that whatever makes sulphur tufts (the last picture) poisonous to humans, it apparently doesn't harm animals because I came upon a lot of them with their caps clear-cut

Prop Wash fucked around with this message at 16:50 on Oct 14, 2019

Tafferling
Oct 22, 2008

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Prop Wash posted:







edit: i should mention that whatever makes sulphur tufts (the last picture) poisonous to humans, it apparently doesn't harm animals because I came upon a lot of them with their caps clear-cut

Nice parasols! I found a pair during my trip, here's the results!


A nice haul! Two parasols, one boletus, one leccinum cap and a whole lot of dead's trumpets, winter chanterelles and hydnum (what's their english name again? In italian it's little teeth)


Cleaned and sorted. Most are orange and white hydnum.

I can't believe I never searched for SA shroom thread!

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

memento disco





Tafferling posted:

(what's their english name again? In italian it's little teeth)

Hedgehogs!

Thatís a lovely haul; i found basically no fall mushrooms thanks to the weather unfortunately.

Prop Wash
Jun 12, 2010





We've found a decent amount of steinpilz, parasols and fairy ring champignons here. Our region has been pretty solid for mushrooms the past few weeks, probably because of some unseasonably warm weather and rain. I've really been wanting to find a hedgehog mushroom though and no luck thus far

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

memento disco





We had a cool rainy spell that kicked off all the normal fall ones and then about ten days of 90į and I havenít seen anything of note since

Tafferling
Oct 22, 2008

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I made another trip in the woods, there was loads of wintery mushrooms in a forest facing north.


Not the best start.




Fungal funk


Poo loving Coprinus



Teethsies, found roughly 1 kg of the stuff.


Found a ludicrous amount of these. The forest was carpeted, in the end I only picked the biggest trumpet of each bunch and I still filled two baskets.


BIG BAD BUG BRAWL

Tafferling fucked around with this message at 17:37 on Oct 27, 2019

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

memento disco





Those black trumpets and are those dung beetles?

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

memento disco





Double postin

Here are the most recent things of note I found:

Stinkhorn Ďeggí; possibly Phallus impudicus



Giant puffball

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


So jealous. Only thing I ended up getting this season was a 6" puffball.

vortmax
Sep 24, 2008


vorticity (n):
A measure of the local rotation in a fluid flow. In weather analysis and forecasting, it usually refers to the vertical component of rotation and is used most often in reference to synoptic scale or mesoscale weather systems.


Pillbug

Hello I found some mushrooms in my yard after recent rain. I don't plan to eat them. But maybe they're interesting?



Tafferling
Oct 22, 2008

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the yeti posted:

Those black trumpets and are those dung beetles?

Yeah, usually they're black, but those living in the forest tend to be fancier for some reason.
Also, that last shroom is really strange. Never seen one like it.

Prop Wash
Jun 12, 2010





Could be an earth ball? Weird surface, almost looks like brain coral. But Iíve never seen one in person.

Also Wikipedia informed me that earth balls are now considered part of the same family as Boletes? Man, mushroom classification is weird.

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

memento disco





They could also be very Ďripeí giant puffballs I think

Bi-la kaifa
Feb 4, 2011

Space maggots.



Candy caps are starting to pop up in my woods.





I'm gonna dry them out and see if they're as mapley as the field guide says they are.

pointsofdata
Apr 25, 2011



These aren't very exciting mushrooms, I think they might even be the same species in different stages spore dispersal?

Bi-la kaifa
Feb 4, 2011

Space maggots.



My SO says the candy caps smell like cat poo poo, so either Paul Stamets lied or I've misidentified. I'd call it a distinct odour, kinda sweet but also not pleasant. I certainly wouldn't want to bake with them.

Prop Wash
Jun 12, 2010





Well the weather's came and gone and came again, let's check out the woods where we found dozens of good parasols and hmm what's this


oh hey little guy let me just check out yo

oh, uh, a death cap, huh

oh well how about this happy little guy over here

oh, uh, hi potential destroying angel


weird, white mushrooms with speckled caps? let me get a closer look


oh god (actually these were neat and I can't figure out what they are, it's a bit hard to tell in the picture but their cap was incredibly glossy and sticky-looking)

Pretty neat how in the span of one month this particular patch of woods went from prime parasol territory to toxin-soaked hellhole! I hope whatever took a bite out of that first one is ok

Chaosfeather
Nov 4, 2008



Hello Shroom thread! I was directed here after posting in critterquest! Cropped to only show the shrooms.

Chaosfeather posted:

I have a new report, this one is from TEXAS

It's a big state but my hunting buddies invited me out to try to hunt with them out here.

So here are some fungi.








One of my buddies is trying to learn the differences between mushrooms and had guesses at these, could anyone ID any of them as an answer key? They were all located in Caddo National Grasslands. Thank you if you can, and no worries if you can't/don't wanna.

Thank you so much, I'm also going to direct said buddy to this thread since he's learning to forage. He knows better than to simply eat what he finds but would like to know what lives near his place.

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

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Iím not sure on species because Texas is a long way from me, but that first yellow guy is likely Tremella sp, and the flat leathery ones are likely Stereum sp.óthis follows as some Tremella parasitize Stereum.

Your second photo is some kind of puffball.

Bi-la kaifa
Feb 4, 2011

Space maggots.



We can't reliably identify the capped ones without pulling them apart and doing a spore print. Probably shouldn't eat them regardless.

Chaosfeather
Nov 4, 2008



the yeti posted:

Iím not sure on species because Texas is a long way from me, but that first yellow guy is likely Tremella sp, and the flat leathery ones are likely Stereum sp.óthis follows as some Tremella parasitize Stereum.

Your second photo is some kind of puffball.


Bi-la kaifa posted:

We can't reliably identify the capped ones without pulling them apart and doing a spore print. Probably shouldn't eat them regardless.

Thank you both so much! None of these were harvested, as we don't want to harvest anything until we become better at IDing fungi. It's very fun to go out and spot them though!

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

memento disco





Chaosfeather posted:

Thank you both so much! None of these were harvested, as we don't want to harvest anything until we become better at IDing fungi. It's very fun to go out and spot them though!

I would point out that harvesting with the intent to go home and do focused ID practice under good light with books or the internet is great practice, just make absolutely sure that anything you're taking to eat is in a separate bag from anything you're not sure about

ExecuDork
Feb 25, 2007

We might be fucked, sir.

Fallen Rib

Crossposting here and Critterquest.

From a walk in Killbear Provincial Park, Ontario, last October (i.e. more than a year ago). Mostly an exercise in A) taking pictures and then B) ignoring said pictures on my harddrive for a long time.
SD 194 Killbear PP 03 by Martin Brummell, on Flickr
SD 194 Killbear PP 04 by Martin Brummell, on Flickr
SD 194 Killbear PP 07 by Martin Brummell, on Flickr

Siamang
Nov 15, 2003


^^^ Beautiful, I like the third one a lot. ^^^

Bi-la kaifa posted:

My SO says the candy caps smell like cat poo poo, so either Paul Stamets lied or I've misidentified. I'd call it a distinct odour, kinda sweet but also not pleasant. I certainly wouldn't want to bake with them.

Those were probably Lactarius subflammeus. I found a bunch in Washington this year, got excited because I thought they might be candy caps, but then tasted them and realized that the latex had a little bit of an acrid taste (and also didn't have any of the unusual scents that are associated with l. fragilis).

There's a park in my city that gets salmon spawning upstream during the first couple of weeks in December:

https://www.metroparkstacoma.org/event/salmon-saturday/

Last year I went and managed to collect a lot of sarcomyxa serotina (winter oyster), hoping to do the same this year while watching giant fish swim in knee-deep water.

Siamang fucked around with this message at 15:47 on Dec 2, 2019

Koboje
Sep 20, 2005

Quack

Taking walks to find Mushrooms has become a greater interest of mine for every year, edible or not, a lot of mushrooms are just great fun to find and look at, and of course take pictures of. All of these are from Sweden



This is not the biggest or widest Penny Bun I have seen, but it is definitely the best looking specimen I have ever found, the shape is just perfect, it is practially unharmed and the white vein things stand out great. I could not bring myself to even pick it.



Glorious massive Amanita shroom



I have had a hard time identifying this, it had a very pleasing purple color, but the textbooks seem divisive and google searches seem split at times too, closest seem to be Cortinarius violaceus, or Laccaria amethystina



Could have sworn I just found some super enlarged red blood cells lying around when I saw these, I have no idea what they are



I have been wondering how to preserve the shape and beauty of Mushroom specimens, most preservation efforts deal with cutting them up, drying them and so on to preserve edibility, but I would just want some nice Shrooms in a jar for decorative purposes, pickling them seems the most likely way to succeed but I am unsure of if longevity or looks are preserved well.

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

memento disco





Goddamn that penny bun

Iím genuinely envious, I donít have a good spot for them yet and proper Boletus edulis group arenít abundant anyway here

Your blood cells may well be slime mold!

The question of preservation is interesting and honestly Iím not sureóIíll try to remember to put the question to my local club after work.

Bi-la kaifa
Feb 4, 2011

Space maggots.



For IDing mushrooms I found https://svampe.databasen.org/imagevision, which is pretty helpful in at least narrowing it down to ~6 different species. It's in Danish, I think, but you just upload the picture of the mystery mushroom and it spits suggestions out with pictures and a Latin name you can google.

Koboje
Sep 20, 2005

Quack

Oh yeah, that seems really useful, will keep it bookmarked.

Boletus shrooms feel pretty rare in most areas, can search an entire forest and find maybe 5 of them in total, but there was one area this year that was just swarming in them, probably several hundred within a 100 square meter area, it was insane, few of them were pretty, but many were very chunky and heavy.

Jesustheastronaut!
Mar 9, 2014






Lipstick Apathy

Hey guys, not sure if there's a better place to pose this question. I have a loose mushroom theme thing going on in my kitchen and thought it would be awesome to have a live mushroom growing in some form, pretty much purely for decorative purposes. But it seems like all mushroom growing stuff online are either for maximum yield or drug/culinary use. I just want the mushroom equivalent of a succulent plant for my kitchen. Like a nice hearty looking Fly Agaric sitting in a pot that I can tend to like a bonzai tree. I know Fly agaric is a bad example because I don't think they can survive indoors, but can anyone give me any suggestions that might lend itself to what I'm describing? Thanks

Bi-la kaifa
Feb 4, 2011

Space maggots.



That would be tricky, since the mushroom itself isn't exactly alive, it's more of a fruiting body that is a means of propagation. What you'd want to grow is mycelium, but I don't know how difficult it would be to have that growing in a single container without running out of things for it to consume.

I've got some mycelium growing in my kitchen right now for non specific reasons, but it's really impossible to get it to grow and fruit the way a plant would. It's gonna give it all its got and then that'll be it for the mycelium and the substrate. Plus there's fruiting chambers and poo poo that's supposed to mimic the outside world during it's chosen fruition season.

Mycology is rad though and it's worth experimenting. Just don't eat anything.

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Tafferling
Oct 22, 2008

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My general store sells these sacks of sawdust where you slash them and edible fungi come out of the cuts. They look really nice but I think it lasts just a few weeks.

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