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Everything posted by Staveshaver

  1. We got a heavy rain here in western Pa Friday evening. Slight chance of more today. I was busy all weekend and figured it wouldn't hurt to give the chanterelles a few days to grow. Got some new places I want to check out.
  2. I had them in my yard last year. I thought they were Purple-spored Puffball (Calvatia cyathiformis). Some of mine had some texture/pattern on them, but not as noticeable as the ones in your first picture. They were perfectly white inside.
  3. Whether giant puffball or pear shaped puffball, they have to be perfectly snow white inside and the consistency of a fresh marshmallow or I pass.
  4. Awesome. I've only been on this site for 24 hours and I'm learning all kinds of stuff. A buddy of mine found one of these a while back and I haven't been able to tell him what it was until today. Thanks!
  5. I had Lyme pretty bad starting in 2011. It took me about 2 years to get diagnosed, treated, and back to good health. I won't go into all of the details here unless someone requests info or help, but it was bad. A very dark time. I do what I can now to keep those and other blood suckers off of me, including Permethrin on my clothes and boots, and deep woods Off on my skin. I'm in western Pa and the ticks have been increasingly bad the last several years, but for some reason, this year I've seen very, very few. I'm hoping they're on the decline, but have my doubts. They seem to be worse in the spring and fall, as part of their life cycle. Dang, I hate them things.
  6. Thanks. I appreciate that. I just got real soggy walking into work in a hard rain, and loved every second of it! It's supposed to rain off and on for the next few days and I'm hoping it sparks some more chanty growth. Have fun out there!
  7. Hi I'm Jeff from Western Pa and new to the forum. I'm not exactly new to mushroom hunting, but have been getting into it more the last few years... identifying and eating more varieties. There's so much to learn and I only know one or two folks around here that do it at all. I guess I'm hoping maybe some of you here wouldn't think me so weird when I share my excitement with fungi. lol Anyhow, it's nice to be here and meet you all.
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