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  1. So we found these clusters of mushrooms, pretty big in size at around 4-8 inches in circumference, in a forest. The climate is pretty warm right now, around 50-60F, mid may in northeastern Wisconsin less than a quarter mile from a big-ish pond and river. I have done a large amount of cross referencing and research and heavily believe it to be Dryad's Saddle. All mushrooms we have found have been growing on either dead tree stumps or hardwoods such as boxelder maple and ash- which is already dead due to emerald borers. None are sprouting out of the ground. Young mushrooms are bulbous and growing near each other, and older mushrooms are harder with a more oxidized appearance and darker patterns. They all have the distinctive pores, which, when pressed, are moist and collapse easily, and the odd, strong, but VERY distinct cucumber/melon rind smell to them. The pores are very large with the older 'shrooms and miniscule with the young ones, which all get larger closer to the rim of the shroom. When ripped apart, they have dense foam-textured flesh that is slightly soft and squishy when pressed. I am 99% sure that this is the correct mushroom, but I am not being permitted to eating them as it is believed that I will get some sort of food poisoning and die. Reasoning and saying that I have cross referenced it many times and using the fact that there are no deadly look-alikes has proven unfruitful, so I wanted to get more opinions to show as proof. I would veeery much like to be able to cook this 'shroom, as the smell makes it seem like it would go well cooked into a fried rice with a sweet sauce of hoisin, soy, and sesame with some other seasonings and veggies. We also found some other types of mushrooms, but I am not at all positive on what they are or if they are edible. One does look like a puffball, but we are unsure.
  2. It has brown underside No rings on stem My guess is Psilocybe cyanescens but I'm not sure
  3. Hello all, mushnoob here! I haven’t really a clue in identifying mushrooms so here we go! (I appreciate any help!) I live in the East Midlands, UK. This weekend (Easter weekend) we have pretty good weather! (Highs of 25 degree C) so I have been making sure the garden has plenty of moisture. Last night I was out watering the plants and I found a small handful of small brown mushrooms growing. I haven taken some photos and will provide as much info as possible! The mushroom appears to be growing out of soil/compost and not off the wood of the tree/plant (sorry I can’t tell what plant/tree as it was left by a friend). The cap of the mushroom is about the size of a 20p coin and the stem is approx. 20mm and is fairly strong but brittle (applied pressure and then the stem snapped) When I picked the mushroom last night it just smelt earthy/mushroomy (typical shop bought mushroom smell) although this morning after inspecting the spore print, the mushroom smelt stronger but I cannot put my finger on what it smells like! (Welcome to the world of a bad sense of smell!) I apologise if I’ve done something daft or missed something obvious out! Please tell me for future posts (as I’m sure more will come!) Thanks guys! Looks forward to hearing from you! Walter
  4. Hello Good day, i found these mushroom growing on a stump in my yard and was wondering are they safe to eat and what kind are they. I am new to the mushroom hunting and still learning. thanks for all the help to guys ( i live in USA, FL if that may help with the mushroom identifying )
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