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About angela

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  1. angela

    Really Big Cinnabar Chanterelles

    Wow! I've never seen them that big.
  2. angela

    Last Sunday's Mushrooms

    Thanks. I don't remember what the stem looked like. The mushroom is long gone.
  3. I found a variety of mushrooms last Sunday. To me, my most exciting are the indigo lactarius ones. I've been slicing and drying my old men of the woods. I'll see how they rehydrate later. I'm not good with identifying other boletes, but I go with looking at pore color, lack of blue staining, and tasting for bitterness.
  4. angela

    umbrella polypore?

    They sure look like it to me. I've never seen so many. I find them delicious. Wow!
  5. angela

    Finally, a find

    Thanks, There are many trees in the area, but probably I would say it was mostly under white oaks.
  6. It's been so dry here that mushrooms have been very hard to find. My mom visited and found exactly one morel a couple weeks ago. I found nothing that day. Today I found an umbrella polypore. It was growing on my property in the same area I've found them in the past. I was very excited. I took it home, cleaned it up, cooked it, and my husband and I ate it. It was delicious. I guess it won't be long before I'll be finding chanterelles if it starts raining and stays warm.
  7. angela

    A Polypore to identify

    Thanks for the help with the identification. The description of the resin polypore is consistent with my mushroom.
  8. angela

    A Polypore to identify

    It's on a tulip poplar stump.
  9. angela

    Merry Christmas!!!

    Have a very merry Christmas! CajunShroomer, I think your storm has finally reached us in central Virginia. Snow is starting to accumulate on the deck. My car is about as covered as yours is in the picture. It's not as abnormal here as it is for you.
  10. My neighbor had me come over to look at a mushroom on a stump. She told me to take it with me. i first got a few pictures in place. For size, I put my knife in the picture. It's a standard Opinel mushroom knife. I put the mushroom on my freezer at home and got shots of the top and bottom. My neighbor thinks the dirty old mushroom in the picture of the mushroom in place are old versions of the same fungus. This mushroom is surprisingly squishy. It sort of has the texture of a closed-cell foam. It just started raining/snowing so the mushroom is wet. It sort of seemed to bruise brownish where I squeezed it. If I find out what kind of tree the stump is, I'll post it.
  11. angela


    I got a spore print this morning, and it was a shade of brown so that is consistent with slippery jack. Thanks!
  12. angela


    There hasn't been much to find around here, so I brought these home so I could play with my bolete key book. I almost always fail with boletes I think are suillus. These were found under pines (mostly loblolly) in Richmond, VA. There were also oaks and other hardwoods in the area, but these were coming up in pine duff. The tops are tacky. There is no hint of staining blue. There is a weird, slimy, sticky ring around the stipe near the top. The actual flesh is sort of a pale apricot color. The tops are 2.5" to 3" in diameter. I have no plans to eat them, but I would like to know what they are. Any thoughts?
  13. angela

    weird white mushroom

    No. They were sauteed (and braised) in a frying pan for about 20 minutes.
  14. angela

    weird white mushroom

    Ah, that makes a lot of sense to me. Both honey mushrooms and aborted entolomas give me the same horrible nausea, while my husband can eat both with impunity. I stay away from both, which was a shame last year because they were all over my yard and had a pretty long season.
  15. angela

    Red Mushroom ID

    I think you are right about their being russulas. I know some red russulas will make you sick. I don't know if any are okay to eat.