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  1. Success now on about 20 shitakes logs and 2 lions mane totems. Hoping to make a few more this year before it gets too cold.
  2. Last year, i experimented with growing logs at home for the first time. I plugged 30 logs with shitake, made 3 totems with golden oyster, and 2 totems with lions mane. 2 of my golden oyster totems rotted but one stood strong. It has produced 3 strong flushes this summer. They are much more fragile than other pleurotus species but they sure are tasty.
  3. I see this one every year. It grows on same downed oak tree near a small creek. 15 inches across Attached gills with cross veining I used to think it was a huge pleurotus but I'm always skeptical.
  4. Same thing here. Put my north spore spawn in totems and covered mostly with loose plastic with main vent hole. Had some airflow but not a ton. My results were the same as yours. I've since removed the plastic and waiting to see what they do. My assumption is they will fruit normally now.
  5. And here is what it looked like 3 days prior
  6. This one isn't as atypical as the one I posted with a a pale top and cream pore surface. This specimen was found several feet up an oak tree. The pore surface was pale orange when i first saw it on the tree. After harvest, it darkened to somewhat of a light pumpkin orange. Ive looked at a lot of pictures of laetiporous sulphureus and they all appear to have a distinctly yellow, not orange, pore surface.
  7. Spore print color in original post: orange/brown. You can see it in 2 of the pictures. One print on paper and one on the mushroom caps. Thanks for the article.
  8. Found ringless honey mushrooms this year and have been drying lots of them. Started walking toward an old stump (woodchips now) and realized these were a little more yellow than ringless honeys. Smell was very strong and like windex. Not pleasant, imo. Orangish, brown spore print. No ring (that i saw). Yellow cap and light yellow cap flesh. Any idea on species?
  9. I had zero knowledge of parasol-like mushrooms this summer. Did not assess these for movable ring, rubber smell, stem stain color. Hoped for another flush this summer to reassess. No such luck. Size seems to point towards lepiota yet pictures I see steer me more towards leocoagaricus. I watched this patch for a few days; they never increased in size. Growing in freshly overturned soil and wood chips. Most caps were smaller than 2 inches. Largest 3 inches. Picture 1 shows reddish staining to outer stem. This is a stretch, but a few look slightly tapered at the top (bowling pin shape). Not all though.
  10. Posting a follow up picture. Found a small sample of what could be the same species as initial post. The specimen is damaged and exuding a yellowish-orange as well as red liquid. Is this ever seen with laetiporous?
  11. It was very thick. Soft, but somewhat dense. You could not easily collapse it between your fingers. It did have somewhat of an anise and almond smell. My wife said it reminded her of how oysters smell and I mostly agree.
  12. Found under live oaks in new orleans. Some specimens have more netting than others. Young specimens with guttation droplets. Cap flesh and stem flesh stain quickly heavily when cut. Pictures ive looked at of floridanus do not show the heavy staining of stem and cap flesh im seeing here.
  13. Thanks, Dave, for confirming my initial thoughts. I made a post on MO. Hopefully someone can offer a little clarity on this one.
  14. I've always looked for laiteporous but never seen it. Found this shelf-like mushroom growing on a couple feet up in an oak tree in New Orleans. Looks like someone beat me to the first flush. You can see in first photo someone took a knife to lower half. It had just rained lightly and this mushroom appeared white on top and cream on the bottom. When I got home. the top had turned orange but pores still cream colored. From what I've read: Sulphureas has yellow pores and grows on side of trees while Cinncinatus has white pores and grows at base of tree (typically in rose pattern). What do I have here with cream colored pores and a few feet up a tree?
  15. Not much action on mushroom observer. Following up with some stalk variations and a quick video showing what id call rapid staining. Dave, does the video show the rate of staining you normally see in hortiboletus? I found some possible hortiboletus in mississippi this weekend and they stained much more slowly. Stain rates were remarkably different btw ones in Louisiana and Mississippi. Video of Louisiana specimen here:
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