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About flipjargendy

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  1. flipjargendy

    Orange / Yellow Mushrooms from Georgia

    Fortunately, my friends know to never eat mushrooms unless they know exactly what they are. I think you nailed it @Dave W. Thank you :-)
  2. A friend of mine sent me these pics. I'm having trouble finding the usual online tools I've used in the past for IDing mushrooms. These were found in a suburb just south of Atlanta, Georgia. I don't think I've seen anything like these in northern Minnesota. Any ideas to get me started at least?
  3. flipjargendy

    Could it be chaga?

    As @troutddicted said, it should be a honey color on the inside. Its a slightly bright, fresh looking color, like this. Its hard to tell for sure from the photo but I lean toward this not being Chaga. If this is Chaga, I wouldn't ingest it.
  4. flipjargendy

    Tossing scraps out front is paying off!

    I've been throwing them out front for the past 5 years. This fall is the first I've seen any results. Of course, it's after we are about to sell the house. Looks like I'll have to sneak in here at night to harvest these in the future ;-)
  5. flipjargendy

    Illness from Maitake

    Thanks for posting this. A guy I know offered for me to take a few Hen of the Woods from his yard because he said he gets very sick when he eats them. I thought maybe he was mis-identifying Hen of The Woods so I never went over to his place for them. I've never heard of anyone getting sick from them. Since Hens are more dense than other mushrooms, I wonder if they may have been undercooked.... speculating. This is one mushroom that I can't seem to overcook. I like them to be slightly crispy.
  6. Whenever I clean mushrooms or have some that aren't good to eat anymore, I toss them in the front yard. The scraps of shaggy manes are finally showing results!
  7. flipjargendy

    Russian from Ontario

    Welcome to the forums! I hope you're starting to see some mushrooms popping up. You're probably a couple weeks ahead of me.
  8. flipjargendy

    Moisture cell brings wonders!

    Welcome to the forums! For requesting help identifying mushrooms, please take a look our post on how to ask for help identifying mushrooms in the section of or forum for identifying mushrooms.
  9. flipjargendy

    Introduction !

    Nice! Its always interesting to see what people are finding across the globe. Looking forward to your posts :-)
  10. Hello Everyone! We're trying something new this year. A silent auction. A member from our community, @CajunShroomer3578, has donated a hand made Native American rain stick that was crafted by his grandfather from Louisiana Cypress. Just for our community, he has also painted a King Bolete on it! To make sure as many people have a chance to bid, the silent auction will run for 45 days (From August 12 at 10am to September 23). Take a look at the auction and photos on this post for more details! Other Ways to Donate If you would like to donate, every donations counts. We have a few easy ways to donate: Credit Card (via PayPal) PayPal Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, or Bitcoin
  11. flipjargendy

    Native American Rain Stick for Silent Auction

    Shipping from the US to Canada isn't too bad. If @CajunShroomer3578 wanted help with some international shipping, I'd be glad to assist. In case you're not aware, shipments to Canada (and some other countries) require the recipient to pay taxes and duties upon receipt. Since the silent auction winner would be donating to the site, the package should be marked as a gift on the customs paperwork. From what I understand, when an item is marked as a gift, there are no duties, taxes, or other fees.
  12. This year, one of our long time members, @CajunShroomer3578, has offered a great idea as well as a very special gift. He has suggested that we silent auction a hand made, Native American rain stick. His grandfather made it from Louisiana Cypress. Take a look at the photo, you can tell this is quality wood work. This is an interesting object, to say the least, but it will also be hand painted with mushrooms on it. Quite fitting for our community 😀. The funds of course will go toward keeping this site going and the winner will of course receive this very cool gift. Bidding will likely start somewhere between $40 and $60. These rain sticks normally would sell for around $100. Please let us know if this is something you'd be interested in bidding on in a silent auction.
  13. flipjargendy

    New to mushroom hunting!

    Welcome! Once you start hunting mushrooms or just start learning about them, you'll start noticing them everywhere. 😄
  14. That was a first for me in the spring.
  15. These photos were taken on June 17. Just getting to posting them now. Has anyone else seen other mushrooms coming up super early? I've never seen Shaggy Manes this early. I've also never seen them this big! I suspect it was due to the record setting heat and lack of rain, early in the spring followed by cooler rainy weather.