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  1. It helps to cut them instead of pulling. Any dirt from the base will get on others in any container you pt picked one in. They grow fairly fast at first, then stop. yours all look prime, enjoy them.
  2. common name- old man of the woods. Strobilomyces floccopus
  3. It's very hard to make a positive ID for many boletes. Most books only have a relative handful. I ave one book with over 300 species and find it difficult to ID many. Since I find very few locally that are good to eat, I don't usually take the time. Even those that I know are edible the ones here are nearly always infested with insects, even in the very young stage.
  4. Not frostii. Frostii bruises blue, both the tubes and stem when cut. Frostii is usually red with a prominent raised reticulation.
  5. Here's another look, from the top. It appears kinda like a scleroderma species but has a short stem as the first picture shows.
  6. I've had this picture for over a year but have never been able to ID it. Any ideas?
  7. Someone else told me it's Boletus patrioticus. I trues the ones who told me. They've written many mushroom ID books and one is just on Boletes.
  8. Definitely 3 Amanita species. 2 with white stems and one with a yellow stem. The caps on the white stemmed ones are different colors.
  9. We have something similar in SC that grows o Oak . It could possibly be an inonotus species, but Dave is probably correct.
  10. I found 2 bolete types that have pink flesh under the cuticle. it's about 1-2 mm thick. The rest of the flesh (2-3 mm) in the cap is white. The edes of the wite flesh get slightly blue but that may be from blue bleeding from the pores. The stipe also has mostly pink colors, but not like some tylopolis do. The cap is medium brown. About 2" tall and a 2" cap. The tubes are yellow and immediately stain blue but not the dark blue/black that some boletes do. There doesn't seem to be any reticulation on the stipe. HI Dave - T. Geho here The pink is inherent and slowly fades to a very light pink.
  11. I think that everyone should use moderation in the ingestion of many foods, supplements, minerals, etc that make scientifically unsubstantiated claims of improved- "whatever they hype." Many foods have both good and bad chemical compounds, but out body can handle many of the so called bad ones but not all of them. If only a tiny fraction of supplements found in drug stores, organic food stores whole food stores etc did just a fraction of what the hype is I don't think anyone would ever get sick and we'd all live to be 100 years old or more. In the past few years I've learned a lot about how our body can or can't use some nutrients,etc in common foods. Take the above mention Spinach: It has Iron and also oxaltes. They tend to bind to each other as well s the oxalates bind to calcium. The type of iron in spinach is not able to be used by the body except for about 2 to 20%. However one can use extra vitamin C to make more of the iron able to be used. One can also pair it with other iron rich foods to get better absorption. This info opened my eyes since I found out aobut the adsorption since I always was told that spinach had lots of Iron and it was something I really liked. I sill like it since it tastes so good. I've suffered for much of my adult life with chronic pain, high blood pressure and hereditary high cholesterol. I've tried many medicines over the years and a true allergy to one but have many with undesirable side effects. I've tried 4 types of stains for my cholesterol but all gave me terrible cramps. Try having a cramp that lasts for hours. Some have even had muscle tissue damage due to statins. Some research has shown that some may get liver and kidney damage from the consumption of too may oysters mushrroms which contain the statin Lovastatin. The damage from the use of oysters was proven in studies on rabbits but matched symptoms in residents in the area. Would this stop me from eating the occasional nice fresh batch of oyster mushrooms? NO. However I would even think about any tincture. etc made from them. I'm pretty ware of knowing whether a newly prescribed medicine is actually helping me or if I have side effects. There's one that have what I call a time/space effect. Each spring I hunt morels in the Shenandoah area and have driven some of the same good country roads for now close to 390 years. This medicine made me feel as if I was going much faster than I really was and made me feel like I was too close to the road edge and made me hog the middle of the road. This doesn't work well with oncoming traffic or having locals back up being me from going to slow. This wasn't a terrible side effect but the medicine also didn't help with my pain as it does with some. If anyone wants the latest research and studies on many foods, minerals, etc, just type the name i.e. Tumeric and then NIH. The National Institute of Heath provides the most applicable studese of the latest info on many foods, etc. By the way Tumeric by itself doesn't do much but by combining it with a chemical from black pepper some studies have shown it can help with inflammation. Try looking at "antioxidants, NIH" Just use good judgement when using any supplement or eating too much of any food or use of any supplement. Even whether you are male or female can make a difference in how some foods, supplements act on one's body. Someone wrote that they've used a certain supplement for over 10 years and haven't had a clod in that time. I haven't used that or any fungal or herbal supplement and haven't had a cold in over 20 years. S So, did his sues of that supplement help him??? I think that many older (ugh- I grudgingly admit I'm one of the oldsters) people don't get many colds since we've developed antibodies against many of the causes. There are 2 types of virus that cause colds.
  12. I've hunted the Shenandoah VA area for morels for over 25 years and used to keep very detailed records. Soil temp., rain amounts for the prior year and especially the last month or so prior to normal fruiting time, the trees and other plants and their stages of growth, etc. I was always told that the White morels, M. americana and M. diminutiva fruited when the red bud bloomed. This is often true but not always. I've found out the Red bud blooms within about a week each year. The morels fruitng can sometimes be a week or even 2 weeks later than the red bud blooms. The most accurate plant stage I rely on is when the May Apples leaves flatten out is prime time. Remember there will always be someone report their early morel finds. These are the ones who have hunted them hard for many years and know some early patches, but the major or widespread fruitngs will be a week to 10 days later.
  13. Going slow helps with not falling and can result in more mushroom finds. Another good idea is to use a walking stick. Not a cane, but a stick at least armpit tall. It helps when going downhill, uphill, and crossing over logs or small streams. It's like having a third leg.If you see oysters on the far side of a stream and would need to use a log to cross, ask if it's worth the risk of slipping and falling into the stream.
  14. Here s a link to Harvard Health on the known and suspected benefit of CBD as well as some of the negative effects it may have. Note that they say, as with nearly all other supposed "medicinal" mushroom benefits that further research is needed. I like to know what science knows rather than listen to hype. TimG https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476
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