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BossHogg

Chantrelles or young Jack o Lanterns

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As you can see i am new to summer/ fall mushroom hunting, but i believe these are jack o lantern

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Not positive but they look more like young chanterells. Do you have any pics of where they were growing. If not can you describe where they were growing

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They are growing under a pair of mature beech trees in a woods with a lot of oaks n shagbark hickory. Kind of a damp woods with little low spots in it.

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I hope they are as there is probably a 100 or so those were the biggest the rest just bloomed. I will check back in a couple days n see if the false gills begin to form. I thought maybe they could be false chanterelles also.

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One simple test is the flesh.  If thw inside flesh is yellowish orange,  it's a Jack.  If the flesh is white,  it's a chanterelle.  

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Mmmmm. A little bit of fresh garlic cooked in butter with a splash of balsamic vinegar,  sauteed over a medium heat until fully cooked. Yum,yum, 

 

I'm going hunting!!!

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Time to go picking after work tomorrow. There has to be a couple  lbs within a 100 yards of my house.  Ill post a pic then.

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There ended up being a bunch of real small ones out there so i only picked these 24 n left the rest. 

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I have eaten 3 batches now and tried your method of butter with fresh slices of garlic and sauteed. I then added coconut infused balsamic vinegar which we happen to have and they were dandy.

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Definitely young chants. Jack-o-lanterns grow on tree roots.

I was out two days ago collecting and encountered a trail-runner who told me about these huge orange mushrooms that he saw growing on a tree stump. He thought they were the same thing I was collecting, but I suspected Leatiporus. 

I walked the same trail he told me about, wearing my backpack and expecting a big harvest; and was mildly disappointed to encounter a collection of truly huge jack-o-lanterns. They were very impressive and I took a bunch of photos, but took nothing home.

C'est la vie,

Bruce

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Bruce I would like to see pictures of your jack o lanterns, if possible.  Thanks

I have no problem identifying a chanterelle but wonder if I've ever seen a jack o lantern.  I always look around beech, very high success rate, more than oak around here anyway.

 Would it be either one of these pics? 

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I would send you photos, but for some reason I can't upload a photo here unless I start a new topic. I am also unable to "like" anyone's posts anymore. For awhile I was unable to post at all!

These problems began as soon as I joined the society. Odd that sending in $30 would cause me to LOSE privileges.

Bruce

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