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Why are some oyster mushrooms stained yellow?

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Going to the wood today, saw some oyster mushrooms.  Some of them stained bright yellow under the gills.  Anyone saw that before.  I only collected those having a little yellow and  I cut the yellow part off.  Is that ok? Thanks!

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Oysters do this when they get rained on or generally get a day or two past prime. If I get hard up for wild mushrooms, I've been known to collect them and trim them as you did; but since they fruit pretty much all summer I usually just wait until I stumble across something that's in better shape. 

What you did won't hurt you. I just think it's more work than it's worth.

Hope this helps,

Bruce

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