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  2. A friend sent me a picture of her horse manure pile. It has mushrooms all over it. Central Pennsylvania. Blue cap and stem, long stem, cap is fringed around the outside. Anybody have an idea what they might be? She’s bringing me several tomorrow, I’ll post pics and take a spore print. I can’t see anything in Baroni’s book. Likewise I’d didn’t see anything in Appalachian Mushrooms by Sturgeon.
  3. Has anyone found any yet? I have seen reports down in Berks county PA and in SW PA. I have spent much of the winter hunting trees. I think I have driven every dirt road in the tri state area! Found some very large tulip groves and several promising elm spots. I believe soil temps here are about 45* right now. We are close I think. Will this rain be enough to make next week worth looking? Dave, have you checked any of your spots over there in the Scranton area? We appear to be having an earlier than normal spring for a change. What’s your guess for this seasons timing?
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  5. The different layers of tubes seen in the cross-section is a trait associated with more than one genus of hard-fleshed perennial polypore. Fomes fomentarius is one such species of polypore that exhibits this trait. So, although not conclusive evidence, I'd say the recently posted photo provides good support for the F. fomentarius proposal.
  6. I don't know the type of wood it was on. Here is a piece of it chopped off. Maybe that will help to ID this.
  7. Knowing the type of wood it was on may be helpful. Possibly Fomes fomentarius, or some other species of Fomes.
  8. If the undersides are white/whitish and have pore that are very small but large enough to see (possibly with the aid of minor magnification), then I'd say these are a species of Trametes. T. versicolor --Turkey Tail-- looks like a very good possibility. T. ochracea is very similar and the two species are likely often confused.
  9. Sure did moss that point about the liquid. My attention was captured by what appeared to be dark ring zone on the upper part of the stalk. A species of Lactarius. What color was the liquid when yo first noticed it. Did the liquid change color after a few minutes? Vitog, I think you missed that the collection comes from CA 🙂 Any notable odor?
  10. This polypore is from the state of Oregon.
  11. So I’m new to this page but I’ve been apart of some mushroom forums before, giving this one a shot to see which ones suit me better. Amateur mycologist like many of us, I’m almost certain this is Turkey Tail. I doubt myself often, and always need reassurance. The photo was from a friend I haven’t gotten out to see them yet. But I will. It’s spring now in southeastern Quebec, the snows are thawing, winter just ended. Here’s the best picture she could send me, again my spider senses are saying turkey tail, but I haven’t gotten to see them with my own two eyes. What do you guys think? Thank you :)
  12. I think that Dave W missed the point about excreting a milky substance. These are probably Lactarius mushrooms, but I'm not at all familiar with eastern species.
  13. Possible a species of Agrocybe, or also possibly a species of Leratiomyces. Spore print color? I recommend that you do not eat these mushrooms.
  14. Hey everyone!, Hope to learn some new things about one of my favorite things to do in life, and also to share what I know. Happy hunting!!
  15. Hi ButterFinger, if you are able to, I suggest you find a mushroom club in your area to help you expand your mushroom knowledge. Clubs can be a great resource for knowledge as well as finding other people who share your interests, that you can go foraging with. Chris
  16. As usual, Dave is spot on. Here is a pic of a few Verpa split in half, with the pithy stuffing still intact. As the mushroom ages, the pith starts to become less noticeable; dissolves, collapses, disappears... Chris Here's a pic of a Verpa bohemica cap.
  17. Hello, I found a bunch of these mushrooms scattered around a slight slope growing out from under fallen oak leaves. I live in Orange County and I am curious if they are edible. The stems snap fairly easily and secrete a milky substance. Let me know what you guys think! Thanks, christian
  18. I think something maybe went wrong with uploading the photos?
  19. Hello! Found growing on the edge of a gravel driveway in Gulfport, Mississippi. Near some oak trees, next to grass. Didn't see any others in the area. Very low odor - maybe a hint of apricot? Anyone think it's edible?
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  21. That's the way to go... After you're quite sure of IDing an edible type, prepare a small portion, sample it, and make sure to keep some fresh material in case a bad reaction means you would like a medical person to examine the mushrooms. Those look like real nice Oyster Mushrooms.
  22. I think this is a half-free morel; Morchella punctipes is the eastern North American species. Two things you may check to possibly differentiate from Verpa: 1. The the stalk of Verpa usually has at least some white pithy stuffing inside, often clinging to the inner wall. Morchella species have stalk completely hollow with the chamber extending into the cap; 2. the cap of Verpa attaches to the stalk only at the very apex of the cap. A half-free morel gets its name from the cap being connected to the stalk about halfway down (the length of the cap).
  23. Unlikely they are psilocybe.
  24. Just in case anyone was wondering... I decided it was low risk enough to do some small edibility tests over a few days (starting with very little bits) and eventually without any adverse reactions I worked my up to frying up a decent handful and making a good meal out of them. So far so good and I'll for sure be harvesting more in the coming weeks and keeping an eye out for the umbrella trees to try and locate more!
  25. Howdy from Northwest Arkansas! So out hunting and I stumbled upon this guy. Base of an ash in a creek bed in an area with a few true morel patches. I left it for later. A friend from Indiana called it a "peckerhead" but I've not seen but one other half-free morels down here.
  26. Hello!!! I'm pretty new to mushroom foraging. I have done a fair bit of reading and researching, but so far all foraging has been done on my lonesome. Therefore i dont feel experienced enough to confidently identify a species (90% of the time). I picked these today. I thought they were psilocybe semilanceata (liberty caps). I could recognise many of the similar features on the ones I picked, apart from the the nipple which was lacking. They were growing amongst grass and wood chips. Please could some one help. Thanks in advance!
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