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Feral Boy

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  1. Chanterelles never grow from wood. They also don't grow in clumps of greater than perhaps two or three.
  2. Cortinarius violaceus is also supposed to be edible. It is a VERY dark purple all over. I've only found that once. There are a LOT of other purple corts, so I'd probably not try it, either.
  3. Spore color is enough to eliminate Cortinarius, which have a darker, rusty brown.
  4. Another variant that you may find is a yellow version of the ringless honey mushroom, Armillaria tabescens :
  5. From what I know, Chaga only grows on birch trees, and perhaps a couple others -- hop hornbeam is supposed to be one. Most of the lookalikes are found on other trees. I am not completely sure if EVERY black lump you find on birch will be chaga, but chances are good. Just be sure it has NO structure at all, like tubes, but looks just like a lump of charcoal on the outside, with a brown center.
  6. Twankburger -- Here is an online glossary of mycological terms for your reference. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/glossary.html
  7. Kathy Yerich gave one to me after we forayed together at the NEMA Foray in Black Mountain, NC. It fits perfectly in your back jeans pocket, and is very informative. I like it that every species description includes lookalikes that it may be confused with.
  8. If you find any of these questionable fungi, I will dispose of them for you, safely.
  9. Gerronema may be rare, except for where you find a lot of them! (like the Midwest)
  10. Look for tiny dark hairs in the center of the cap. Looks similar to Armillaria tabescens to me, especially if they were growing in large groups.
  11. Yesterday, southeast Missouri. The round basket is mine. Over 200 between John McDonough and myself!
  12. Morels are finally popping all over Missouri. I found a nice black up near Saint Louis, and this weekend am hunting near Poplar Bluff. Should be some nice meals next week!
  13. I found these with my late father-in-law, Donald Arnett, in the late 1990s, most of them around one big dead elm. This is the find that got me hooked on morels.
  14. For eating -- morels ! For ease of finding (you only need to find ONE) AND eating -- hens
  15. A tip for Mushroom Observer -- propose a genus and species for every unknown you post. There are many people who will tell you you are wrong ... and usually propose an I.D.
  16. I'm thinking Cortinarius iodes (or iodiodes?), because of the spotted cap.
  17. F. velutipes is an edible mushoom -- BUT before you try to eat it, also learn to identify Galerina marginata, the deadly Galerina. That one can KILL you, and they can sometime be found growing next to each other. Both grow on VERY dead wood. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/galerina_marginata.html
  18. Another you MIGHT mistake for oysters is Lentinellus ursinus. This will have a hairy/fuzzy cap, and the gills are finely ragged/sawtoothed. NOT good to eat.
  19. Take photos from farther away, and more of the mushroom will be in focus. Then, if we need to see a detail, we can zoom in. Also photograph mushrooms outside in open shade (not in direct sunlight) in order to show colors accurately. Inside incandescent lighting turns everything much too yellow.
  20. With that thick, smooth rind, one possibility is Scleroderma polyrhizum.
  21. If it was yellow before you picked it, it is possibly Agaricus auricolor.
  22. That is REALLY strange, I've no idea what it is. Yes, post your photos on MushroomObserver.org, and see what suggestions you get for species.
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