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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. The Vault Dweller

    Turkey Tail uses and benefits small research survey

    I would help if I can. I'm not sure what it is you need from participants though.
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    Id please?

    I frequently find what seems to be algae (I figured bacteria growth at first) growing on old hard-bodied fungi like these.
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    2018 photos

    Dave can I assume the 'cyclops' Amanita is one you discovered on your own? I'm really hoping to hear you found an undiscovered species.
  4. The Vault Dweller

    Inquiring Great Minds - Reishi in March??

    The Ganoderma that appear in my region (northwest Pennsylvania) only show up in the first week of June and by the end of the month are discolored and insect-eaten.
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    Ticks !

    I always full spray my body with repellent and even in the highest heat wear long white socks so I can easily see dark ticks climbing up.
  6. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/06/how-to-tame-a-zombie-fungus/562544/
  7. The Vault Dweller

    Cool looking bolete

    The pattern makes it look painted like a classic oil painting!
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    What the heck ?

    Some Ganoderma. Since it's on clearly dead wood I doubt it's G. tsugae and since it must have a long stalk to come 'up' like that I'd also say it could be G. curtisii, but the color is different.
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    I have NEVER found G. tsugae without also finding them. When the mushroom first appears (in early June) they usually are on 1/4 of the fruiting bodies, but by the end of June most are eaten/rotted away and the rest are swarming with these.
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    If you wait a few days for them to spread and 'fan' out you'll be able to harvest more.
  11. I remember when I first found Monotropa uniflora and learning there were parasitic plants which didn't perform photosynthesis. I was beyond surprised they existed and amazed I found some in person. This is great too!
  12. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.