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Hoping I found some Prime Edulis!

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I usually find red/yellow boletes that stain blue instantly or are riddled with worms and spiders and pillbugs.

I came across these today and couldn't help but pick (MOST) of them, I never pick all the mushrooms in a flush.  Let them drop their spores and be happy.

I left about 5 more pounds of these out there.  

White, firm pores on the underside that don't stain when cut or pressed. 
I did not notice a veil of any kind.
Stems are solid, worm-free and hefty. 
No bitterness whatsoever, actually the small piece I tasted was delicious.
I am taking a spore print now. 
Photo #5 is the oldest, and is yellowing on the underside so no matter what it's either a different bolete or too old to be any good.

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Damn Basted you're on a role here!  Other than the flat topped on in the background I'd say you got yourself some prime edilus - 90% of my recent finds have been buggy so far 😞

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If not edulis, then one of the related species in the King Bolete group. All are excellent edible porcici. What type(s) of tree(s) were at the location? 

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The woods I hunt in have a few mixed “biomes” - these were in an elevated area. I’m going back tomorrow for sure, will actually look UP this time, haha

@troutddicted Thanks! This fall has been hugely educational and delicious. 

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Went back for more today.

Definite association with oak. Not sure of the tree species but my dog loved eating the acorns. Mixed understory trees. Buckthorn is the only one I can ID by sight, but the boletes were growing at the bases of the oaks or above the roots.

Found a couple giants that I wish I would have seen yesterday or the day before... each is about 6” across. Hanging out amongst a lot of the little orange corals shown in the pic.

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Oak woods suggests either B. separans or B. nobilis, which an be difficult to tells apart. But, I think these may be B. nobilissimus, another oak associate. As for edible qualities, all three types mentioned are excellent when young with firm flesh that's not infested with insects. These look to be be in perfect condition!

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Not gonna pull punches. These were -amazing-. Fed myself & lots of friends and added about 4 grams dried to my soup mix for the winter.

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