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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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    Some of my favorite pics

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    Oysters Today

    Another nice find for you. I'm guessing they're growing on some kind of cottonwood. Can you tell which one? P ostreatus or P populinus. I've been finding enoki on small dead elms. If you haven't seen Adam Haritan's youtube video on enoki you should check it out.
  3. Here's another bolete that was common this past July and August in Western PA. Sometimes the cap was lumpy and irregular but sometimes it was smooth and convex. Called it Tylopilus alboater. Some people love it.
  4. The one I called pseudosensibilis did bruise blue. They were nice looking until I handled them. Large flushes August into September. Suillus was mostly absent this year, at least in the conifers I visit. Several Leccinum species were common this year. It stains black. rugosiceps?
  5. That looks like Gyroporus castaneus. If it is, Kuo rates it as excellent for the table. I don't remember if I ever consumed it. Lots of boletes in northern Allegheny County this year. There were some big flushes that I identified as B. pseudosensibilis. One of the club members called them bicolors and bagged lots of them. I didn't try them.
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    Macrolepiota recipes

    Well, it's nice to have local advise, keep the wild mushroom forum posted about mushrooms in central Italy. good luck!
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    Macrolepiota recipes

    They look like Chlorophyllum Rhacodes, the shaggy parasol, which is edible. A couple of the mature mushrooms in your basket don't have the shaggy cap and have a thinner stem. A different species? Do a spore print on them. Here in NA, C. molybdites has a green spore print and is a common mushroom that makes people sick. Cut the shaggies top to bottom and they should stain a shade of pinkish orange or reddish & then brown. Your right about the pattern on the stem but Macrolepiota procera usually has a disproportionate thin long stem. Always a lot to think about. You should get some more comments from other on this site.
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    Are these honey mushrooms

    Here's what looks like A. gallica growing under norway spruce in among the roots, singles here and there. The caps were covered with todays freezing rain. Some of the gills look notched but finely decurrent. The first time I've seen these in the yard.
  9. Your doing a great job for this site. Thanks.
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    Hericiums are poppin.

    I had some small heads left and decided to try Sue's crab cake thought. Pan fried it with some wasabi mayo, homemade bay seasoning (was out of it), a tab of butter & olive oil, & a squeeze of lemon after cooking. Nice and crispy, brown, kinda like seafood.
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    I was out picking mushrooms in a large White Pine stand in N. Park. I don't think having a white interior will keep you from getting sick. Here's a photo of the "poison pigskin puffball" with a white interior & one that has matured.
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    Honeys ID

    The honeys in the backyard finally popped this week on a large dead old oak (pre civil war sprouting). Usually they are scattered about the various oak trees but so far only on the one.
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    At my house they grow under the Norway Spruce (in the needles and moss) and in the piles of hardwood leafs. Saprobic, but they probably have their organic preference.
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    White Sheep Head

    I've seen hens on a tree with 3 distinct color phases. I've also tried to hide their presence by covering them and to a certain extent, their color bleached. Here's a light tan colored one that's growing in my back yard. It's a little past prime, starting to dry, thin petals. Looks like a candidate for hen potato chips?