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  2. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    Cool. Thanks Chris. I'm curious to know if the properties are the same (or similar) as Chaga found on Birch, Aspen and Poplar, being an immune system booster, with antioxidants and effective at fighting cancer. They were both found on white oak trees, being the second and third fruiting bodies I've found on oaks, all within 100 yards of each other.
  3. Chris Christensen

    Chaga??

    I'll be sure Steve gets a look at this today most likely and have him get back with you.
  4. Today
  5. Located these in Clark County Forest today. Can someone confirm for me?
  6. Yesterday
  7. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    Okay, found a couple of these
  8. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    Cool. Any advice on the best way to harvest it, so it might continue to grow in the future?
  9. Chris Christensen

    Chaga??

    Just get a sample, post the picks and send a sample to to Steve Russell. He may contact you or I'll PM his address to send it to.
  10. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    I'm headed to the woods tomorrow, where I found that growth a few years ago. I'm planning to go back and see if it's still there. I'll take pictures of it before I harvest it. If anyone wants a sample for study, let me know.
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  13. hoosiermushrooms

    January mushrooms

    Message sent.
  14. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    The one I found was in northern Indiana.
  15. Chris Christensen

    Chaga??

    If this one does come back as Chaga it would only be the second one documented in Indiana, both I think were from northern Indiana. So I think if you have a possible Chaga species, I'm sure Steve Russell would like another, especially if from a more southern location.
  16. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    Duplicate post I can't delete, just edit
  17. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    If this is indeed Chaga, then I'm sure it's the same growth I found on an oak tree. If another specimen is needed from another source, I'd be glad to not only harvest one, but also show where it's at to anyone researching this
  18. Ryanoceros

    Chaga??

    https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38368397?fbclid=IwAR3uLmW7jzLhSFBAnYxZpLJrMcJ7QKbhc6dkKWsnuo4bBViVTP58FGq95c0 This is what he posted so far. Has only been a few days and I'm sure he's pretty busy. Will keep an eye on it over the next few weeks to see any updates
  19. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    Seriously? That must be a new discovery. I'm looking forward to seeing something published on that. Can you please update on this thread when that happens?
  20. Ryanoceros

    Chaga??

    Just as an update it seems it is confirmed as chaga. Sent a sample to Russel the president of indiana mushrooms
  21. Bruce

    January mushrooms

    Well, here's the spore print: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YgSEC73dZUZolUO9i6l3Qnv3TUnMTBA8 Kinda buff- or cream-colored, and not very dark at all. Along with the robust stem and notched gill attachment, I'm currently leaning towards a Wood Blewit (Lepista nuda). Could be wishful thinking on my part. Bruce
  22. Bruce

    January mushrooms

    I'm certainly willing to do that, but in the past times you've suggested that to me, you never gave me your mailing address. Getting a spore print at the moment. Bruce
  23. hoosiermushrooms

    January mushrooms

    There are a few possibilities that jump to mind, but I am not sure of the species off hand. If you would be interested in drying the speciemns, I would take a closer look at it. - Steve
  24. Remarkably enough, some mushrooms are coming up in January in central Indiana. Here are a couple I found this afternoon growing in blue spruce needle duff. If anyone could ID, I would be grateful. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qLR48UGZWEh6Vu7UhYK1g9KY26SbZraO Bruce
  25. Ryanoceros

    Chaga??

    Ok got a few more pictures but the lighting this time of year is awful. Also, will post on the Facebook thing just waiting for join request. There was also a small spot coming through on the other side of the tree. Found another one that looked similar though a lot smaller. Both trees had the same toadstool as shown in pic
  26. Ryanoceros

    Chaga??

    Its definitely a fungus of some kind, not a growth of wood. I'm going to go back today and try to grab some better pictures
  27. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    It's not Chaga. I saw this exact same formation on a wounded oak tree around here. It's a growth. My first thought was Chaga, But like you noted, it wasn't on birch. After having found Chaga in Minnesota, it is not Chaga. The look alike that I found on an oak appears to be some kind of sap build up on a diseased oak, as when I cut it off, there was quite a bit of liquid. The inside doesn't have that golden color to it. It's more rusty.
  28. Chris Christensen

    Chaga??

    It does look like Chaga, but I'm not good with pictures. If you have the geo tag on and you found it in Indiana, Steve Russell may be interested. Only one confirmed in Indiana so far. Or post it in Indiana mushrooms on Facebook. That's a sister group to this one and is more active.
  29. Ryanoceros

    Chaga??

    Yes sorry, was NOT on a birch tree. I'll try the pictures again.
  30. Hoosierfunguy

    Chaga??

    The pictures didn't show up. Did you mean that it wasn't found on a birch tree?
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