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ladyflyfsh

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  1. Some more: Lycoperdon pearlatum sporulating puffball Pluteus sp. Spongipellis pachydon Shoe-lace rhizomorph most likely from Armillaria mellea Stereum ostrea Hericium erinaceus Pleurotus ostreatus Christmas lichen Cryptothecia rubrocincta Xylaria longipes Walking Stick (bug)
  2. I was just up in the panhandle of FL this past weekend for the GSMS winter foray. It was dry, which was surprising given they had had about 4 days of rain a week or so ago. We still managed to find some cool stuff though. Here are some photos I shot of fungi I found this weekend. I will have to do it in multiply posts to get them all in there. Amanita muscaria var. persicina Gymnopilus sp. Clitocybe nuda (blewits) Baeospora myosura Amanita sp. and very cool lichen Amanita citrina Tricholoma sp. (Alan Bessette is working on species) This is Phycomyces blakesleeanus Tom Volk tells a funny story of how this got its name. I will quote directly from him., Tom Volk Blakeslee discovered hormones (pheromones) in zygomycetes-- aerial chemicals that attract individuals to each other for sexual purposes. Burgeff was another later mycologist who for some reason hated Blakeslee. So Burgeff named his new fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus to "honor" him. Be sure to Say it out loud.
  3. Are you unable to post directly here to the board?
  4. check out the "chicken" pot pie I posted in the cooking forum. Made with COW
  5. those soft squishy ones are the best. Once they flatten out, they are starting to be too tough and woody and I won't pick them. I like them in what I call the circus peanut stage.
  6. I'm sure there are quite a good many that have not been sequenced yet. The Montana porcini I find and you did too when you were there, are true edulis. There were people in Oregon who used to fight me saying thay were B. rex-veris because of the time of year I found them which is late spring, early summer. I knew they looked identical to the edulis I used to find in coastal California, so when I saw David Arora at a mushroom show in OR, he told me to send him samples and he'd get them sequenced and sure enough, they are very, very close on the tree to the CA porcini as well as the European porcini. I was pretty jazzed about that! Some are actually Boletus edulis var. Grand edulis.
  7. One of my favorites is Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians by William Roody. Also the Mushrooms of SE US by Bessette and Roody is excellent. But the Roody book is more specific to where you are. It's a great book.
  8. I agree, Dave. Did you have a look at the chart I posted earlier?
  9. Dave, Scott, 4rum, Boletus edulis has been found in Christchurch, New Zealand and is starting to spread throughout that area of the South Island. There is an enormous park in the center of the city of Christchurch, called Hagley Park. They have an equally enormous nursery to keep back up plants and trees on hand should anything die or get damaged etc. Many of these trees were brought in from the UK and had the Boletus edulis mycelium already established with the roots of the trees, hence Boletus edulis which is not native to New Zealand is now starting to grow there and even move around the area a bit. It is not all that uncommon.
  10. Ok, Now I think this is Amanita muscaria var. persicina check this out and tell me what you think. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/amanita_muscaria_persicina.html
  11. Ok, Britt says just throw it in the freezer and then next spring throw it in your garden and nature will do the rest.
  12. Scott.....I don't know where you get that info that there is no such thing as true edulis in the US. There is. I have the tree to prove it from DNA. I showed it to you months ago. I will post it here again. I just posted it on another thread a little while ago. It is a PDF and you have to download it and then open it. The CA, MT and European edulis are all side by side in the DNA lineup. MTporcinidna.pdf
  13. Scott, Boletus edulis, true edulis is here in the US. I showed you the tree of all the boletes and the CA and MT edulis are right next to each other with the European edulis. My thinking was Var. Guessowii which I posted above, but still need to see more info. It sure is pretty though!
  14. They make trees with the different classifications. Here is a tree made of Boletus edulis from all over. Mine is up top that says smiley's MTporcinidna.pdf
  15. Beautiful Sparassis. Depending on where in the country you live, if you are east coast it is Sparassis crispa.
  16. Yes, the rusty brown sporeprint indicates Cortinarius in this case.
  17. Yes, Boletus edulis is also called King bolete. In French it is Cep. BUT porcini is a name used for several different species of Boletus in Italy and does not only mean Boletus edulis. They tend to lump a lot of species together into that group.
  18. What was the geographic location of this, 4rum? I forget where you are. What did the base look like? Is it bulbous? did you dig it up? Could be Amanita muscaria var. guessowii
  19. Hey natvik, how low is the cost now days? It does seem like it is becoming more mainstream and common practice.
  20. Welcome to the forum, Volleypc
  21. I know we have members here from NC...not sure about SC. Either way, welcome to the forum!
  22. Welcome to NW4aGr and natvik. There are more and more people from the PNW joining here all the time. I used to live in the PNW so am pretty familiar with mushrooms and foraging there, actually more so than east coast and midwest since most of my foraging was west of the Mississippi and Rockies. I am in SW Florida now where we have lots of oddities but not so many gourmet edibles. Always a trade off.
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