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  4. FishLips

    Anyone Grow Indoors?

    Thanks Bruce!
  5. Bruce

    Anyone Grow Indoors?

    A few tips and pics is unlikely to get the job done. To do this right, you need a good book, like "The Mushroom Cultivator" by Paul Stamets. Mushroom propagation is not like growing plants...trying to do it based on YouTube videos is a path to failure. I do suggest that you start with oyster mushrooms. They tend to be very hardy and if you can't grow those, you can't grow anything! Good luck, Bruce
  6. Newbie thinkn bout starting a small indoor tent setup for growing mushrooms to sell at local farmers market...anyone else growing mushrooms indoors?? Tips and pics will be greatly appreciated!
  7. jackienelson

    Identify this mushroom please

    does look like a Lactarius species but I'm not sure, most likely it is not edible and can be dangerous better visit this site here good information about earning money https://777spinslot.com/win-real-money-apps/
  8. This is the seventh year we have hosted mushroom training sessions in conjunction with the Indiana State Department of Health. Last year we held two trainings online and the format worked fairly well for the material we needed to cover. We will be holding our morel and wild mushroom trainings online this year as well. All aspects of the course will remain the same for the online format. The course will take place from 1pm to 5pm. Saturday morning (3/20/2020), you will receive a link and passcode to the Zoom meeting to the email you register with. We will begin with introductions, spend an hour on food safety, spend 1-2 hours on morels, and conclude with a test. The test will be emailed out to participants after the course is complete. By finishing and returning the test, you will have completed the requirements for the course, and we will issue the requisite recommendation to become a morel mushroom identification expert for Indiana. (The summer wild mushroom course online, the exam will be required to be taken at a local testing center.) Digital copies of course materials will be emailed once you register for the course. Before Saturday, please go to the link below to join a test meeting, to ensure your camera and microphone are properly configured: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-test-meeting Registration for the online course can be found here:
  9. hoosiermushrooms

    2020 Schedule of Events

    Indiana Events: January 25 - Edible Winter Mushrooms - Clifty Falls State Park - 2:30 - 3:30 pm - Join Us! March 14 - Morel Mushroom Course – Indianapolis, IN - 1pm - 5pm - More Information - Register April 4 - Morel Mushroom and HMS - East Central Discussion - Madison County Winery - 12:00 pm - Register April 19 - Eagle Creek Park - Indianapolis, IN - 1pm - 3pm - More Information - Register April 25 - Salamonie State Forest – Andrews, IN - 1pm - 3pm - Join Us! - Date may shift depending on morel progression. May 2 - Pokagon State Park - Angola, IN - 1pm - 3pm - Join Us! - Date may shift depending on morel progression. May 23 – Mounds State Park - Anderson Indiana - 1pm - 3pm - Join Us! June 20 - Wild Mushroom Course - Indianapolis, IN - 9am - 5pm - More Information - Register June 27 – 11 am: Versailles State Park, 4pm: Clifty Falls State Park - VSP Join! - CFSP Join! June 28 – 11am: Obannon Woods State Park & 3pm: Lincoln State Park - OWSP Join! - LSP Join! July 18 - Salamonie River SF August 1 – Ft. Ben Harrison State Park - Indianapolis, Indiana - 1pm - 3pm - Join Us! August 15 - 23 – Summer Online Foray - More Info - Download Field Data Slips - Join the Project August 15 - Whitewater Memorial State Park - Join Us August 16 - Mounds SRA - Join Us August 19 - Dunes SP - Join Us August 22 - Shades State Park - Join Us August 23 - Turkey Run State Park - Join Us September 19 – Potato Creek State Park - Join Us! September 25 - 27 - Smith Foray - Dunes National Park - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID October 18 - 25 - Online Fall Foray - More Info - Download Field Data Slips - Join the Project October 17- Brown County State Park: 1pm - 3pm Join Us! 5 - 7pm Join Us October 18 - Bloomington, IN: 9:00 am Paynetown SRA; 12:00 pm Griffy Woods;
  10. stblanch

    Mushroom ID??

    Can anyone help with identification of these mushrooms?? Recently returned from a visit to my see my grandsons over Christmas in Houston, TX and took them out foraging hoping maybe to come across some oysters. They were excited to go mushroom hunting but as is not uncommon, did more "hunting" then "finding". Did find several nice Destroying Angels but came across this small clump of yellow-orange mushrooms at the base of a small dead longleaf pine. Spore print was orangish-yellow
  11. stblanch

    Brick caps??

    The spore print was purplish-brown which would seem to confirm brick cap
  12. Bruce

    Help with Identification

    No idea. Seem to be discolored by frost.
  13. Bruce

    Are these oysters?

    Yeah, I think so. I have some of these growing on stump roots in my back yard.
  14. Bruce

    Brick caps??

    Seems to match my references on the subject. Don't hang your hat on my ID, though.
  15. stblanch

    Brick caps??

    Found these this morning. Are these brick caps (hypholoma lateritium)?? Mild taste (not bitter). Currently doing a spore print.
  16. kriskight

    Are these oysters?

    Found out that these are oysters after all. Pleurotus Ostreatus. The common winter oyster. Thanks to Adam Haritan.
  17. Can someone help me identify this mushroom? They are all over our new farmstead yard and the dog is very very interested.
  18. stblanch

    Anyone Seen/Harvested any Hens Yet?

    I found one rather nice maitake cluster last weekend north of Indy after finally getting some rain. Going to head out tomorrow after more rain this week but may be getting a bit too late in the year
  19. Morgan

    Uknown Mushroom

    Let me try again
  20. Dhuntington

    Uknown Mushroom

    Pictures didnt down load.
  21. Hello all, I just discovered this organization and am super excited to have found a group of people with similar interests and more knowledge here in Indiana. I began foraging last spring and have been fortunate to find a few edible species as well as many other unknown mushrooms. Today I went looking in the woods near West Lafayette for some maitake and stumbled across these which I though might be porcini at the time. With further research they are obviously not Bolete mushrooms so I am unsure of their identification or edibility. Any help would be appreciated!
  22. Found these in my back yard today. I'm dehydrating them for later eating, but doubt that I'll eat any myself, as I usually have a nip or two of bourbon just about every day. :-) https://drive.google.com/file/d/10nAn8r5CGv1eMere1c9sTrcvGlQIUk67/view?usp=sharing If anyone else has collected these before and tried them I'd appreciate hearing from you. Bruce
  23. Bruce

    Chicken of the woods

    I've found that freezing them raw works just about as well as anything...but you're right...they're okay but not the same after thawing. Bruce
  24. Dhuntington

    Some questions :)

    Hens come out in the fall. You will have better luck looking for them around oaks. Seems like the older the tree the better you chances. I find most of them around black and red oak. Chicken can be found from late spring till everything freezes. I have found them on many different dead or dyeing hard woods. Like Bruce said, we need rain its just been to dry.
  25. shadowraider83

    Some questions :)

    Alrighty, thanks for the help, Bruce. 😊 Our rain situation down in Daviess County hasn't been so good either. We did get a little bit of rain since I'd posted this. I'm about to go back to the woods again and take a picture of the scaley mushroom I'd seen as well as see if I can't have any luck finding hens or chickens. 😊I think the scaley mushroom might have been honey mushrooms but until I get a picture, I'll not know for certain. Anyway, I hope you and everyone else has a wonderful and safe day, take care!
  26. Hoosierfunguy

    Chicken of the woods

    I tried freezing them raw and also par boiling them, then freezing and partially cooking them in oil, then freezing. None of those worked well. The texture and flavor was compromised.
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