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Mushrooms

Postby lll000000lll » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:58 pm

I just picked up a book on wild edible and medicinal mushrooms...cant wait to hit the trail and forage the 100% obviously safe mushrooms
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Re: Mushrooms

Postby Gunns » Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:07 pm

Man I would like to do that too, but I do not have the confidence, even with a good book to be able to not mess up on mushrooms.
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Re: Mushrooms

Postby PrepperPat » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:32 pm

What book did you go with?
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Re: Mushrooms

Postby lll000000lll » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:35 pm

"Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and eastern Canada".

Also dont be afraid

http://www.saveourskills.com/mushroom-c ... -foolproof
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Re: Mushrooms

Postby Rabid » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:49 pm

Gunns wrote:Man I would like to do that too, but I do not have the confidence, even with a good book to be able to not mess up on mushrooms.

The easiest way to be safe is to hunt mushrooms that have no poisionous look alikes. Sulphur shelf mushrooms also known by some as chicken mushrooms have no look alikes. Then there is the hen of the woods or rams head and the shaggy mane also easily indntified. The giant puff ball looks like a loaf of bread sitting on your lawn and as long as it is firm and creamy white inside it is good. There is also the much sought after morrel mushroom tha't can't be easily mistaken. The chantrel and meadow mushroom are also easy once you know what to look for. WARNING: please do not confuse the meadow mushroom with the meadow muffin.
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Re: Mushrooms

Postby LackyPrepper1 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:29 pm

Rabid wrote:
Gunns wrote:Man I would like to do that too, but I do not have the confidence, even with a good book to be able to not mess up on mushrooms.

The easiest way to be safe is to hunt mushrooms that have no poisionous look alikes. Sulphur shelf mushrooms also known by some as chicken mushrooms have no look alikes. Then there is the hen of the woods or rams head and the shaggy mane also easily indntified. The giant puff ball looks like a loaf of bread sitting on your lawn and as long as it is firm and creamy white inside it is good. There is also the much sought after morrel mushroom tha't can't be easily mistaken. The chantrel and meadow mushroom are also easy once you know what to look for. WARNING: please do not confuse the meadow mushroom with the meadow muffin.


I recall an episode of Pennsylvania Outdoor Life where they went morrel hunting, and they pointed out that there were similar looking ones that they called "false morrels." The difference was how the cap connected to the stem (sorry if I'm not using proper mushroom terminology).
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Re: Mushrooms

Postby Rabid » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:46 pm

I recall an episode of Pennsylvania Outdoor Life where they went morrel hunting, and they pointed out that there were similar looking ones that they called "false morrels." The difference was how the cap connected to the stem (sorry if I'm not using proper mushroom terminology).[/quote]
After looking at pictures of a morrels and false morrels and if you still feel unsure which is which, you shouldn't be hunting mushrooms. Morrels look like a sponge, false morrels look like a wad of chewed gum.
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Re: Mushrooms

Postby Shepherdman » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:33 pm

I've hunted Morrels for years of all different colors and I know the difference between the blacks and the false Morrels but to a first timer they can look very similar and people do get very sick on the false morrels. I would have an experienced person look at them before you decide to eat them.... Just sayin.. ;-)
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Re: Mushrooms

Postby IceFire » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:02 pm

I wouldn't trust myself to properly identify wild mushrooms. So, instead of hunting them, I GROW them. So far, I've got "White Button" and Portabello mushrooms growing. Have already harvested the first of the button mushrooms.
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Re: Mushrooms

Postby Hunter » Tue May 14, 2013 8:46 am

While it has been cold and wet and hard to get ahead in the garden I had time to wonder out in the woods and was happy to see that the morels were happy to be making a show of themselves. We found about 400 so far and I have filled the dehydrator. I hope to get back out in a few days and see if I can add to that amount. I am also getting ready to go after some wild leaks soon Yum Yum.
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