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About angela

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  1. A Polypore to identify

    Thanks for the help with the identification. The description of the resin polypore is consistent with my mushroom.
  2. A Polypore to identify

    It's on a tulip poplar stump.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Suillus?

    I got a spore print this morning, and it was a shade of brown so that is consistent with slippery jack. Thanks!
  6. 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?
  7. weird white mushroom

    No. They were sauteed (and braised) in a frying pan for about 20 minutes.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Reishi Tincture

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

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

    It looks like a great walk.
  13. 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.
  14. 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).