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The Vault Dweller

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  • Birthday 04/06/1984

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    Northeast Pennsylvania
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    Fungus finding, reading, and gaming.

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  1. I learned all this from a guide last year, but had I not your video would have explained it much faster and in better detail. I liked watching it just seeing how well you included all the data.
  2. Reishi Tincture

    As someone whose found Ganoderma tsugae often and in large amounts I've considered making this both, because hopefully it has medicinal properties and if not at least it's a neat novelty. Last year I took multiple large shelves and tried preserving them different ways to see what works best just sitting open air (control), cutting into cubes and dehydrating, and cutting into cubes and putting it in water in an airtight container. By now I should know which preservation method is best, but after that I have to use the best preserved to make some tea and with this years findings I'll preserve and/or make the same way.
  3. Sad day, yesterday

    I have The National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America on the side of my desk where it's been for years and used countless times. It has his name. I also met him at the NAMA 2016 foray.
  4. Hello from Lake Winola, NEPA

    Hi Carole. I live in NEPA and the many large wilderness areas make for lots of great places to find fungi! By chance I actually am also from Southern California (La Crescenta) and am currently near Lehighton, PA.
  5. did I blow it by thinking this was a blewit?

    Wow what a great re-make of that song!
  6. What is it about mushrooms?

    I like being in nature, identifying organisms is fun and somewhat educational, and fungi are so unstudied that I can contribute to studies just by finding and cataloging them online. Someday I might even feel confident enough to eat what I identify as edible!
  7. That's the most work I've ever seen from someone so new!
  8. Glad to have another person so interested in the science of it all!
  9. Need help to ID this very interesting mushroom(pics)

    I've found this multiple times and EACH time it's in a huge cluster and highly degraded.
  10. Rain data

    I've always used this. Zoom to my region and look at rainfall by percentage compared to normal over the past week. Anything less than 75% and I don't go out. Anything over 150% and I specifically go there.
  11. Hello from NJ!

    Greetings! Since you've found Reishi and you say you live in New Jersey I have a question if you don't mind. I know Ganoderma tsugae grows on the Eastern Hemlock and in your region the tree species has been decimated by the Woolly Adelgid. Are you finding the Reishi in small areas where the Hemlock tree has somehow survived (parasitic) or are you finding on deceased Hemlock (saprobic)? I've found Reishi on Hemlocks that appear to be very healthy and also entirely dead and I'm curious about what degree it's parasitic/saprobic. One day I might try to do a study by going through all the sample entries on MushroomObserver.
  12. Another example of taking an established method from nature and applying it to human purposes. Great!
  13. Oysters

    That second picture is a work of art! I can't believe you found some growing like that and in perfect condition.
  14. Is this how stinkhorn emerging?

    I've only found this once and it was in an earlier form not coming out of the slime layer yet.
  15. Pine Bolete or Something else?

    According to my guide this looks quite like the King Bolete Boletus edulis and mentions that there is a lot of variation on the exact color, shape, and size of them. It also looks like Boletus bicolor, but the colors are significantly milder.