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  1. Evan, I am here until early June when my Airstream will be done being built. Let's get together with Dave and foray soon. DaveW, it has been cold and wet here with only one or two warm days. Supposed to hit mid 80's this weekend, but been in the 40's and 50's. Want to meet up on Saturday? Ghost, I lived in SW Montana for 13 years so my first stop will be back in my area where I used to live to pick my porcini patch before heading on to Arizona to do a mushroom cooking demo for a regional NAMA foray and then up to Wisconsin in Sept. for the big national NAMA North Woods Foray. After that who knows!

  2. Big news on the southern front for me. I've sold my house and come April 7th, I will be going mobile for the near future. I'm selling everything but my cameras, mushroom books and fly rods, and going traveling the country in search of mushrooms, fish and photo ops. So, that means I can be where the best mushrooming is when it is in fact best. I intend to be back at my porcini patch in Montana in July and expect to be in CA, ID, OR, CT, PA, DE, WI, CO, AZ, NM and possibly ME too......lots to see and do and I'm stoked! So, I'll report in from time to time from the road but no more FL for me. If you want to mushroom hunt together, send me a private message and if I'm coming through your area, we should meet up!

  3. Big news on the southern front for me. I've sold my house and come April 7th, I will be going mobile for the near future. I'm selling everything but my cameras, mushroom books and fly rods, and going traveling the country in search of mushrooms, fish and photo ops. So, that means I can be where the best mushrooming is when it is in fact best. I intend to be back at my porcini patch in Montana in July and expect to be in CA, ID, OR, CT, PA, DE, WI, CO, AZ, NM and possibly ME too......lots to see and do and I'm stoked! So, I'll report in from time to time from the road but no more FL for me. If you want to mushroom hunt together, send me a private message and if I'm coming through your area, we should meet up!

  4. Thanks, guys. I was so happy to finally, after over two years, have a name for these beauties. It was just icing on the cake to be at the right time to be able to contribute to Bart Buyck's paper he was about to publish. He had no idea that Coccolobo trees grew in Florida so was both surprised and pleased to be able to add another new chanterelle species to the count for the US and North America. I think we are now up to 29 named and described species in North America. Can you believe it?

  5. I finally have a name for my "pink flamingo" chanterelles I have now found in South Florida twice now. I sent specimens to Bart Buyck in Paris and he already knew of this species from the Yucatan in Mexico and from Guadeloupe as well as Cayman Islands. It is a tropical mushroom and has a strict association with Coccoloba species trees. I have found it under both Coccoloba uvifera (sea grapes) and Coccoloba diversifolia (pigeon plum). 

    It is a subspecies of C. cinnabarinus and is both edible and delicious. The published paper is now out and my photos were published in the paper as well as my two locations where I found it. Bart Buyck was going to call it something different until he got my specimens and found out that Coccoloba grew in Florida. Once he knew that, he changed the name to Cantharellus coccolobae. It's very exciting to have found a newly described mushroom species. It happens every day, so keep your eyes out and if you see something really unusual, document it! You can read the published paper directly linked under the photos here in this post.

     

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    391_403_Buyck_light.pdf

  6. Tasting without swallowing is perfectly fine even with deadly amanitas. It doesn't hurt you one bit to take a piece in your mouth between your front teeth, taste it with your tongue and then spit it out. It is necessary to identify many mushrooms and just plain won't hurt you if you don't swallow it. Just like handling deadly poisonous mushrooms won't hurt you.

    One other thing, some of the best tasting mushrooms I've ever eaten were Russula's! 

  7. The long awaited tell all book on Agaricus is finally going to the presses and will be out soon. Available for pre-order now. It's not cheap, but it will be loaded with all you could ever want to know about this complicated group of mushrooms.

    http://www.nybgpress.org/Products/5365/agaricus-of-north-america--preorder-memoirs-of-the-new-york-botanical-garden-volume-114.aspx

  8. I have photographed the same boletes in Sarasota and the closest I could get was rubellus var. fraternus but as was brought up to me, rubellus is a European name and most likely is not found here. I think that is as close as you will get with that one. A lot of work needs to be done on these FL boletes.

  9. Tasso, that is so true and anyone could develop an allergy to morels anytime. I know lots of people in my Facebook mushroom groups who've had issues with morels and can no longer eat them. I don't eat many fresh mainly because I have to travel to places in order to even find them and don't usually have access to a place to cook at least not for long, so most of mine end up in the dehydrator where I can enjoy them at home for many years. Dave, glad you are doing soil samples from your orchards. It's a subject that comes up every year, so I thought I'd beat the rush and be proactive!

  10. And since there are always so many questions about cooking morels, morel poisoning, and toxins etc. I have posted a bunch of interesting research articles in the Library Forum of this site on various subjects all pertaining to eating mushrooms raw, how long to cook, what can happen if you don't cook your mushrooms long enough, are there toxins in mushrooms, mushroom poisonings etc. Please take a few minutes to check them out and read them.

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