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  • Birthday 08/20/1955

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    Pittsburgh PA
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    saltwater fishing, hunting, cooking.

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  1. I've found shaggy manes the last couple years in the fall. Growing in the same spot. A very good edible. Seems like the normal progression this year. Morels were late but some people found lots.
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    Daisy and the Velvet morels

    Nice foraging outing, I see the M. tomentosa but also what looks like a round brownish morel. Nice walleye in your photo.
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    my first ever mushroom identification

    Agaricus looks like a good guess as to genus. If correct, a dark brown spore print would accumulate under your cap. Go to MushroomExpert.com , click on the 1100+ mushroom window and the Agaricus (Key) is the 4th line down. Click on it. A great free web site. Lots of good reading JC.
  4. I've only found M procera 3 times. All were up on that knob that Allegheny Counties mansion sits on. I'm used to thinking of veils as being partial or a universal. In my mind, a partial veil usually connects to the margin of the cap. This covers the cap like a universal veil. Which is it? Here's a cool photo showing a mature cap and one that hasn't opened yet.
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    Cool looking bolete

    I cooked some up today with bi-colors, smoothies, T. alboater and M. procera (parasol). They were good. The parasols were new one for me. They stood out as best. A tab of butter, olive oil, s&p in cast iron pan, slow cook for 20 minutes after browning. Added a cup of turkey broth, a tbs of worcestershire (Heinz), reduced it, turned off and added some light cream that was tempered with some of the hot liquid. This was pretty good with chicken breast and roasted root vegetables. Were getting quite a bit of rain. They're still poppin up. Here one propped up on a 7 in high cup. It's old and faded.
  6. Thanks, not very good at describing taste or smells but it stuck with me for quite a while.
  7. Boletus pallidoroseus, as identified from WPMC. Its been growing the last 5 years in the same places around the Pie Traynor loop at N Park. My phone camera color is a little off. These are large mushooms. Sometimes the caps are 7 to 8 inches across. Usually bug free.
  8. Brown cap with non staining creamy white flesh. Light brown long tubes that stained darker. Tubes easily removed from cap and recessed around stem. Pronounced reticulation on thin upper stem which fades toward the thicker bottom. Didn't give up too many spores but looked somewhere between orange and pink. Taste wasn't mild, somewhere between bitter and acrid? I would have thought that this was an easy identification using the Bolete filter and mushroomexpert but no success.
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    Oyster mushrooms?

    So not an oyster, Pleurotus. Lentinus is a polypore with gills. Never would have guessed that. Another mushroom curve ball.
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    Oyster mushrooms?

    That's not on mushroomexpert but I found some photos on fungikingdom.net. Looks like it. Fungikingdom.net is a great web site.
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    Oyster mushrooms?

    Possibly P dryinus, maybe not.. I found them last month. They were deep in the splits or wounds of a downed maple tree. Chewy, maybe good browned in fat fro m meat.The stems were well developed, at least 1.5x the cap width. These were more round than oyster shaped.
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    Identification help!

    Looks like a wine cap, cap color is usually wine red but it fades. Stropharia rugosoannulata, maybe another species in the genus Stropharia. Good photos and a spore print. Dave W will give you a more confident ID.
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    I’d help

    Just fried some up. Dry pan fried with salt and pepper till most of the moisture was gone. Added a little butter and olive oil. They brown up real nice. Maybe could have cooked them a little longer. I like them.
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    I’d help

    Looks like Megacollybia rodmani, or murina. Edible if ID is correct. Check it out on mushroomexpert.com.