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  1. Thanks! Hadn't heard of subplinthogalus, always love to learn all the look alikes.
  2. Wow it's really down to spore size? Got it. Thanks so much everyone!
  3. Interesting, I hadn’t realized corrugis also had the fishy odor, is there any surefire way to distinguish the two? I suppose they are both edible but I have a rule about being 100% positive with edibles haha
  4. Never tried spathulata but Sparassis Crispa is for me one of the best edibles out there. like egg noodles made of mushroom. Definitely worth keeping an eye out for!
  5. Heh, your naturalist friend was basically telling you "it's a mushroom" . Not sure on this one, but very beautiful! There's a fellow named Dave who makes the rounds, he'll probably be able to help!
  6. Found near a creek, lowland mixed woods. No noticeable odor. Lots of milk, white, did not stain the gills. They got a bit smushed, I had a really good collecting day and my bag got a bit heavier than I should have let it. Thanks!
  7. My goal this summer is to add some milk caps to my diet, first gilled mushrooms other than oysters for me. Found in a mixed hardwood forest, mainly oak. I guess I would say it smelled fishy. Latex and flesh taste mild. Latex stained the gills brown very slowly, and the flesh turned brownish almost as soon as it was cut. Latex did not change color, though it did seem like after a few minutes, it separated a bit, into more clear fluid and more milky fluid, almost like melted butter with the little white milk fat bits. Might have been over analyzing though. Don't worry if my ID is faulty, not planning on eating these until I'm a bit more familiar. Thanks!
  8. Hi, a friend recently got a new puppy. He lives on a farm in MD and has been pulling a lot of mushrooms for fear the puppy might poison itself. He sent me photos of some of the most common ones, but I'm not sure I can pull off an ID by photo alone. Obviously there's at least one species of Bolete, not so sure on the other two. They were apparently all growing near spruce and japanese maple. Always enjoy this forum, hopefully in the near future I can be more of a helper and less of an asker haha. Photos 1-3 are the boletes, Photos 4 and 5 are something else but the same mushroom from different angles. Apparently the mushroom in the last photo was run over so lol. I hope I didn't commit a faux pas by including multiple varieties in one post.
  9. Thanks Dave! Yep, the other reason I didn't take a spore print was I figured it was too pretty to be edible hahah.
  10. I came across a scattering of these in western MD at the end of September last year. I thought at the time they would be easy to identify because of the vivid coloring, and did not collect one for a spore print. I remember them being gilled but have no photo to back that up. They were quite small, the purple caps about the size of the tip of a pinky. Growing around moss, and it appeared they were turning white on top as they matured, although I suppose it could just be two mushrooms coincidentally near each other. The woods was primarily white pine. Despite the unusual purple shade I have never found an image of one in a field guide, just happened upon the photos again today, any guesses?
  11. Hey Dave so sorry for the delay! Yeah all very interesting. I collected the print on watercolor paper. I suppose it is possible that there was leaching, but I have taken many white prints on it before with only the occasional staining problem, and this was very uniform. I would describe it as slightly lighter than naples yellow if you are familiar with oil paint pigments. Would have happily posted a pic, I cannot understand why but I disposed of it afterwards because due to the trumpet form the print lacked aesthetic value, since it was only from one side of the mushroom. I do know where it was collected, if I come across it again I'll take a print and send you an image. Thanks again for your advice, and it was also interesting to read your observations on Leucoagaricaus!
  12. Thanks! I noticed the spore print color is listed as white on mushroom expert, these were definitely of a yellowish hue, does Panus neostrigosus sometimes have yellow spores? Appreciate your help!
  13. I came upon a scattered group of these in Greenbelt Park MD yesterday. Obviously they are on hardwood, fuzzy caps, decurrent gills, trumpet shaped, caps are about 1" wide and curl under at the edges. No distinct odor, flesh whitish, fleshy but somewhat tough, especially the stem. The spore print is a light yellow color. Anybody know this one?
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