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Old Oak

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About Old Oak

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    Morchella Senior Member
  • Birthday 12/18/1984

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    Male
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    Nebraska
  • Interests
    Fishing and Mushroom Hunting

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  1. Bear's Head?

    Yes! Takes some very heavy fishing line (like Dacron) and a heavy (>5oz) fishing weight. Throw it over the mushroom...and pull it down.
  2. Oysters.

    Beautiful photos! Good eye.
  3. Identifying Oyster Mushroom

    Eastern Nebraska and the Missouri River floodplain are dryer than, but similar to eastern woodland habitat. North Platte is way out in the plains compared to where we are. Oyster come up September-October. The only look alike you need to worry about is much smaller and has a furry cap. When there’s some rain and the lows dip into the 40’s they start popping. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/crepidotus.html
  4. Identifying Oyster Mushroom

    I’m in Omaha and those look like the ones we find along the Missouri on the willows. Super tasty! Where you from in Nebraska?
  5. Sunday hike!

    That last pic looks like a metal album cover. 🤘
  6. after work today

    Nice finds!!
  7. Sounds good. Just wanted to be sure she had the best tools to fight it.
  8. Edible puffball?

    I’d you slice it through and it’s white throughout go for it!
  9. Holaroo, If she has stage IV cancer she should maybe consider taking a polysaccharide K (PSK) extract bought from a store or online. This is the anti-tumor compound in turkey tail. Eating the mushrooms or even making a tincture with the mushrooms only gets a bit of the desired compound out. If you want to really retard tumor growth (as opposed to people who take it as an immune booster who are healthy) a purer form of the compound would be better. You need a more sophisticated extraction method (salting out with ammonia) from the mycelium to get really high levels of PSK, which is what is available from some supplement companies. She should talk to her physician about this as well as it could have interactions with other medications. That looks good Camille. They have a furry /velvety top that also distinguishes them from stereum.
  10. Looks like turkey tail to me. If you can see the pores you’re good. It’s when the surface just looks uniform white that you get stereum.
  11. To date finds! 🍄

    👍 Why would you be embarrassed about being a proficient forager? That’s something to be proud of!
  12. Hi all from Toronto!

    Welcome! Lots of very helpful people here.
  13. Rain

    I think that in my case, there was so little rain over the summer (it didn't rain for about 2 1/2-3 months) that it didn't allow for any underground growth over the summer. We just got 6 inches of rain over the course of a couple weeks and there are very few hens when they should be blowing up....we'll see what the next few weeks bring.
  14. Rain

    I usually find them associated with red oaks in my neck of the woods. I’ve also had years where they fruit early and that’s it. Hope you still get some!
  15. Reishi?

    Looks like it. Ganoderma lucidum. That’s a fine specimen.
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