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  2. Spore print is white. Spore size 4.5-5.2 x 6.6-8 micron. Yes, there appears to be yellow scales on the top. Everything seems to be pointing to Armillaria ... But which one im not sure of..
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  4. I *think* I see some of the little scales on the cap like what I'd expect to see with most species of Armillaria. Resolution fades as the photo is enlarged, so I'm not certain of this. Maybe Armillaria mushrooms that froze in-situ? If so, then some aspects will have been altered. So, I'm not confident about this ID proposal. If you can get a spore print form these, that would be helpful.
  5. Just found these today near the stump of a wild black cherry. Remind me of a honey.
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  7. Good Morning, Thanks for the link. Amazing world of fungi. Thanks again.
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  9. fastshark9, do you know about the club New Jersey Mycological Association?
  10. thank you so much now i know what pics to take in the future
  11. The key to this ID is the undersides of the caps... gills or pores? (If "pores" then they may be very small.)
  12. Maybe compare to Phyllotopsis Nidulans?….hard to make out from the picture…
  13. Are they gilled mushrooms? Or polypores? First thought, chicken of the woods. Second thought, some kind of oyster mushrooms. Mature specimens in either case. Anyway the picture isn't clear enough for me to be certain of anything at all! It could perhaps be many other things. Maybe someone more knowledgable will be able to pin it down just from this picture.
  14. First thank you to everyone . I found these growing central nj . I know hen of the woods that i have here and morels that i have here. Was wondering on these. Sorry for the single pic i will get more next time out
  15. Nice call trout! That's what I was aiming for... popinkis.
  16. Many thanks for the comment. When I am 98% certain, I seek a second opinion. When I am sure, I try it. That said, there is no way of being 100% risk-free in anything. I am not a mushroom expert, so my 100% certainty is not the same as a qualified mycologist's 100% certainty.
  17. If you’re looking for an ID Dave, I think you have honey mushrooms 🍄. What a fun keepsake!
  18. Probably these represent a species of Panaeolus. The jet-black spore print supports this proposal, as does the lack of ornamentation on the cap surfaces (as opposed to either Coprinellus or Coprinopsis). Mushrooms representing species of genus Parasola also have black spore prints, and some have relatively smooth caps. But these look more like Panaeolus to me. However, I doubt they are P. cinctulus. That species generally has a cap that features concentric bands of different color (dark brown, light brown, tan) while it dries out and becomes completely very pale when it's completely dry. The stalks of P. cinctulus also tend to be thicker. I think a microscope would be necessary to get a confident ID on the species seen here.
  19. After an I. resinosum fruit body becomes mature, it flattens, becomes hard, and often looses the white margin. Check out the photos at Champignons du Quebec https://www.mycoquebec.org/bas.php?trie=I&l=l&nom=Ischnoderma resinosum / Polypore fuligineux&tag=Ischnoderma resinosum&gro=156
  20. Im pretty sure these are panaeolus cinctulus or brown mottlegills which according to wikipedia are psychoactive. Can anybody confirm their genus please? found them growing in a thick grassy sheep field alongside liberty caps. I picked them 22/11 in north east Yorkshire.
  21. I like being outdoors. I like cooking. I really like eating mushrooms. I also really like living. Your approach is sensible but…. I want more than 98% probability that a mushroom is identified correctly. When I am 100% certain, then I will have a single small bite. When I am OK in a few hours, I will have another. When I am fine the next day, I will have a lot more. This year I tried four new mushrooms: Deer Mushroom… Pluteus cervinus…tasteless, slimy and not worth eating. Fairy Ring…. Marasmius oreades….sweet, tasty and easy to harvest all summer on neighbouring yards. But, I studied numerous books and websites and spore printed many time for Three Years before trying it. LBM’s in lawns can be difficult to ID. Suillus brevipes…easy to identify, OK to eat but a lot of prepping to remove the dirty stem bases and the slimy cap. Guepinia helevelloides...easy to identify, mostly tasteless. Significant lower bowel action the next day...almost as effective as a colonoscopy prep.
  22. If you have a local mushroom club, by all means, join it! My rule of thumb for eating a new mushroom for the first time, is to not eat it until a knowledgeable mushroom hunter who I trust verifies it is what I identified it as.
  23. Hello, I'm new to this as well and looking to 'dive in' next summer when mushrooms will abound in this area. Until then it's all about education! Appreciate your post and will follow to see what the more skilled have to say! Thank you!
  24. Hello to the board! I'm curious how you guys here go about identifying and then eating a new mushroom for the first time. It should be noted, I am not an experienced mushroom forager, I have only been doing it on anything more than a very casual basis since this year. Here is my 'protocol', which kicks in when I become aware of a new mushroom which I would like to add to my repertoire: -once I have found a mushroom which I think is an edible which I want to learn, I observe them closely in their habitat, probably photograph them, and pick one or two of the FULL mushroom (ie including all parts, eg base, maybe even mycelium) and take them home -I then study the specimens carefully with reference to my resources, which currently means a good mushroom book, and other online resources. This includes all features, such as smell, measurements, often taste (a very small piece, which is not swallowed) -I would nearly always do a spore print at this point -I may also post pictures in a forum, but not until I am already pretty sure (about 98%!) sure of my identification -if everything checks out and feels right, I cook and eat a relatively small amount, say one cap for a medium-sized mushroom -if everything is good after 24 hours, I cook and eat a larger portion -if everything is still good, I feel ok about eating them again, and giving them to other 'consenting adults', eg my girlfriend This is all bearing in mind the following: -I am learning common edible mushrooms which do not pose any serious identification issues -I learn new species one by one, somehow as I become confident with one species, another new one seems to come onto the radar; to illustrate, the species I am confident with to now are Beefsteak Fungus, Chicken of the Woods, Porcini, Bay Bolete, Red Cracking Bolete, Chanterelle, Winter Chanterelle, Amethyst Deceiver, Wood Blewit, and the species which is on my radar for study and learning to identify is Honey Fungus. -To learn a new species, it seems it is not enough to see a mushroom which I strongly suspect is edible; there needs to be some kind of instinctive step, where I strongly feel I know what a mushroom is and want to add it to the list. For example, I have seen plenty of Parasols this year, but so far have no desire to formailize my ability to identify them and then cook with them. Any views, comments or suggestions received with gratitude!
  25. Awesome. Looks like I have that makings of a good tea powder recipe.
  26. Good Morning Dave, I was wondering about that. But, when the outer was not white or lighter in color I was not sure. It's the variations that get me messed up. Thanks for the reply. I'll give the link a read.
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