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  1. I made the mistake of drying oysters in the house once. That has been the ONLY time that they have smelled like seafood (fresh smell like ironing linen to me). The whole house smelled. I've had good luck cooking and then freezing to be used in recipes later.
  2. not old red russulas. Went back and while the pictures did not turn out I did find one that had not opened and was the same soft pink.
  3. Saw a group of gorgous mushrooms that had they been orange I would call the color of a creamscicle. If you made a creamscicle with raspberries instead you could probably reach the color of this mushroom. Large, 4 to 6 inches across. Even though they may have been on the way out even the gills were remarkable. Looked like a petticoat, (no, I'm not THAT old}. I'm going to call them Russula Hixsonii even though they are said to be rare. Am I correct with this id?
  4. I think I am going to call this one Boletus oliveisporus. While the discription does not mention the cap flesh turning red the picture on the bolete filter is dead on and further reading does mention a sterile edge which one found today has. While mushroom expert says that it grows with pine I am certain that the ones I found were with oak. Found some today and they were with oak also the cap flesh turned red then lost the red quickly. Mushroom expert does say that they are hard to tell apart from Boletus pulverulentus. One is edible the other is not. Not worth the risk to me, today's find is below
  5. Howard - I'll have to check out the leccinellum varities when and if I find any more. I didn't notice any scabers but sometimes I overlook things. Also, it is stated that these stain red slowly and the ones I found stained red instantly. Actually stained so fast I couldn't be sure of the flesh being white or yellow. Dave - these were found near oaks and hickory, possibly sweetgum. We have pretty much the same trees as up north... With exception of the conifers, we do have a few in the pine family but not the beautiful abundance and selection that you guys have. We do have some palms which I have found support the gilled boletes. At first I thought this was a freak occurrence but have found this too often to dismiss as an oddity. Things are really popping here now and I have to be careful to not get overwhelmed.
  6. Didn't find any mature ones as it is really hit and miss here. I never find big patches of single varitey mushrooms except for oysters. Here is a picture of one that is slightly older though may be going to having the fungus. The other day I checked mushroom observer and no one had been finding anything similar in Fl recently. Today I see that something akin is showing up , Pulchroboletus rubicitrius. Could this be a match?
  7. The shineyness of the cap does suggest Suillus and hints to viscid when wet characteristic..
  8. Love it! What did you use to get the winter woods onto it? A finger? ooops, already answered. In my excitement I jumped the gun.
  9. they don't look like what you may be hoping for
  10. look at Gyrodon merulloides aka Ash Tree Bolete, see if it matches
  11. it's been a real sorry year for mushrooms here in the Tampa area but things are suddenly looking up. Found an assortment since the rains the last few days. I have been able to identify most of these that have popped up but am stumped over these. Very round cap, brick red. Bulbous stem, initially yellow but staining red streaks (no reticulation) when handled, When cut stem blues/grays and cap flesh instantly stains pink. Pores very small and tight, dns. Ammonia seems to have little effect on cap skin but fades the pink staining. Flesh firm with lemony taste, unscented, which is a good thing because I have developed an aversion to the smell of most boletes,
  12. russula but which one is hard to say.
  13. , the more I read the more confused I become. It seems that season is here and they are HUGE. I've been jealous of the big mushrooms you guys find up north compared to the usual here. On the way home the other day I came across boletes 8 to 10 inches across. They were buggy so I left them outside while I put my groceries away. By the time I remembered them we had one of our afternoon deluges of the sky falling and what a mess it did to those mushrooms. Not going to try and id those. Then yesterday I saw an odd mushroom growing across the street, large and wavy. Wasn't there the day before because it's one of my usual checks. Turns out it was Phylloporus rhodoxanthus . Ha! something I can id! Anyway, the abundance right now is a curse, too much to try and id. I just want to lock myself in my bedroom and cry.
  14. I know! I don't know why I don't give up on the boletes. Guess I'm not a quitter.... Thanks so much but I'm going to eliminate the three you suggested. Patrioticus on the basis of no red zone in flesh and more of a pure pastel yellow for the flesh (the perfect color of yellow for a baby gift from back in the day when the sex was not known prior to birth). Miniato-pallesces, ah, I change my mind, I think this is it. And the hortiboletus, tubes too long, flesh wrong color stem too red. But.. shouldn't flatness of the stem be a tell or is this not a factor. By flatness I mean almost ribbon-like.
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