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Old Oak

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  • Birthday 12/18/1984

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    Fishing and Mushroom Hunting

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  1. We had something like this happen in Nebraska after really severe and prolonged flooding in 2011. A large amount of old huge cottonwood trees died from being under water for too long (3 uninterrupted months). The next year there weren’t any mushrooms in the flood plain but the year after was insane. My brother and I were literally crawling through a few areas because it didn’t pay to stand there were so many. As the cottonwoods died completely so did the flush. We were back to normal after just a few years.
  2. My usual trees have been coming around much later than usual this year. Some of the trees that I usually find hens on in mid-October are just now producing.
  3. Those are beautiful!! Love the post-frost ones when the beetles aren’t so active.
  4. Sorry haven’t posted in a while. School and babies are a time vortex. My usual places haven’t been producing as well as they usually do. I was walking from tree to tree and stumbled upon this fairy ring of hens where a tree had fallen a couple years ago. Dollar bill for scale. The one in the pic with me was 10lbs.
  5. Awesome! It finally rained hard the other night so I’m gonna head out here in the next few days. Great haul as always Cajun!
  6. Finally got out for a couple of hours on Sunday. Not a big haul, but the forest looks ready to pop!! Chanterelles, boletus atkinsonii, russula parvovirescens, and an unknown amanita. All the boletes were huge and big eaten unfortunately.
  7. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/science/fungi-fossils-plants.amp.html
  8. What kind of tree did you find those on? I’m in Omaha and curious.
  9. I’m happy to see more of this kind of reporting recently. Whether it’s CBD oil or medicinal mushrooms there is a lot of bad/no science being used to make these claims. The ironic thing is that it’s usually from people who are all about whatever science supports their political beliefs, but cannot be convinced otherwise if it doesn’t jive with those.
  10. I agree that it may not have been the mushrooms, but as a former chef and mushroom seller, chefs don’t know as much as you’re assuming. They know cooking, not mushroom Identification. I think most depend on the expertise of the hunters. Also, the head chef of a Michelin star restaurant is like the head of a large lab at a university. They run the operation from the top but don’t have as much to do with the day to day stuff (like produce intake).
  11. Thankfully MAO inhibitors are almost never used anymore (way worse interactions with other drugs than whatever happens with poly pores I’d imagine). They’ve been largely replaced by newer drugs. You may run into it with an older person whose still on them just because they’re used to it and it’s worked for a long time. Just FYI.
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