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About eat-bolete

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  • Birthday 05/09/1983

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    Long Island, NY
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    spinfishing, gardening (vegetables & greens), cross-country skiing, cooking (not on daily basis), mushroom-hunting, photography (nature and portraits).

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  1. eat-bolete

    ID help

    Herald of winter...I think that’s spot on Dave. Photos and description matches very well. Listed as edible, have you tried it?
  2. eat-bolete

    Good blewit habitat

    park rangers in one of the parks near me collected leaves in very large piles and left them there, I placed some mature blewits specimen there, hopefully that does something for a few years to come.
  3. eat-bolete

    ID help

    Thanks Dave. Between the two, definitely looks more like H. fuligineus based on color. No odor at all that I noticed.
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    ID help

    on the ground, growing in small groups among pine. Smell mild, taste mild yellowish gills, flesh color ranging from pale yellow to almost orange. Cap slimy/sticky Gills seem to be slightly decurrent and attached. some have a depression in the center and a slight umbo. As photos show, caps range from greenish to orangish. Both have white spore print.
  5. eat-bolete

    ID help

    Thanks Dave. Gills have definitely been heavily munched on by slugs.
  6. Agreed, Suillus granulatus or similar.
  7. eat-bolete

    ID help

    While pathetically failing at finding any C. tubaeformis, I stumbled upon these guys. mixed woods, super wet and mossy. Flattened stringy stem, hollow inside I think, smells mild, tastes quite pleasant, spore print is white.
  8. eat-bolete

    Craterellis tubaeformis

    This all makes sense, maybe there was only a handful because of not many conifers being in the area. I heard they taste better than true chanterelles. Gotta keep looking:)
  9. eat-bolete

    Craterellis tubaeformis

    Matt, are you sure they were C. tubaeformis and not C. ignicolor? Not that I doubt you but that would be great news, because the from the sources I checked it seems that they only grow in coniferous boggy areas but doesn’t say what type of conifers and maybe someone found them in not necessarily boggy areas?
  10. What’s the right environment for these in eastern NA? My friend in Russia finds them by bushels but I’ve never seen them here.
  11. eat-bolete

    My hens-of-the-woods

    Matt, I should be careful about what I tell you, your memory is too good:)) What’s interesting is, as fruitful as this year was, that tree produced only about 15 hens, and much smaller in size too. Awesome job helping out those in mushrooms need!
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    My hens-of-the-woods

    Matt, I’ve never tasted hens before.
  13. eat-bolete

    Help with Id

    Thanks Dave. I did another spore print and it came out yellowish, so most likely C. robusta it is. Didn’t eat it.
  14. eat-bolete

    Which Tricholoma?

    Not sure why photos uploaded in a different order I intended so all my references are wrong. Yes, the brown-spored one is on photo 7, also on 1, and top mushroom on photo 3. The brown-spored one is the one that smelled mild and tasted pleasant, and had a bit slippery cap surface. Unfortunately, no microscope atm, every penny goes towards getting a house :)) species of Inocybe sounds right. Here’s another photo of spore print (top) compared to that of Cortinarius (bottom)
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    Help with Id

    Camille, I find them smelling similar to Agaricus, which people describe smelling as almonds and cherries, so sweet smell seems to fit. Our temps are still above freezing until Sunday night. Got another 4 pounds of blewits today. Other than that not much but my eyes are still checking the ground level as the oysters are starting to show up but they prefer downed trees to standing ones.