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About angela

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    Central Virginia
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  1. Suillus?

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

    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?
  3. weird white mushroom

    No. They were sauteed (and braised) in a frying pan for about 20 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Reishi Tincture

    Thanks for the explanation. It makes a lot more sense now.
  7. Reishi Tincture

    I'm not sure what you mean by 50%/50% tincture. Isn't 100 proof vodka 50% water, 50% alcohol already?
  8. Nice walk today

    It looks like a great walk.
  9. Best Smelling Mushroom Ever!

    Thanks for all your help. In any case, I'll enjoy smelling it until it no longer smells good and then dump it.
  10. Best Smelling Mushroom Ever!

    Thanks,. I think it could be one of those or something similar. The sweet smell also could be maraschino cherry. I was just smelling it again and thinking that. Since it's in the part of my yard with the loblolly pine, I think Russula fragrantissima is likelier. I have a Japanese maple on the other side of the fence, but it's the pine that it is actually growing under. There is also a dead white pine and a living one near by (and a privet bush).
  11. In my yard under one of my loblolly pines, in the pine duff, various lactarius-looking (to me) mushrooms have popped up. I finally got around to checking them out to see if they had milk or smelled fishy. Nope. I noticed no milk and the smell was heavenly. They smell like marzipan. Sweet almond, not bitter. I picked one opened one and one that was barely up. The smaller one shattered when I picked it. They come up very, very dirty. I'm not sure how to put text with the pictures so I will describe the pictures here and see if I can insert the pictures where I want them. One is growing in place with a side view. (A different mushroom physically but it came up today and I believe it is the same thing). One is growing in place with a top view (same as above--not the one I spore-printed). One is taken after spore printing (white spore print) and shows the underside of the cap. One is taken after spore printing and I tried to wash the cap up so it is wet (and still wearing some debris). Does anyone know what they are?
  12. horn of plenty?

    I love Aldi, too. I had heard about it for years and was so excited when we finally got a couple around here. We got a Lidl, I went there once, and I didn't like it. Maybe I went too soon. It was very, very crowded and the prices weren't as good as Aldi. Until you described where your pizza came from, I thought you had made it yourself and were much more artistic with your pizzas than I am with mine.
  13. Craterellus sp.?

    I'm only taking a guess, but how about jelly babies? I don't know what the scientific name is for them, though, and I've only seen pictures.
  14. I'm new...I don't know what to do!!!

    Welcome! I learn a lot here and it is exciting to see everyone's photos.