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Chris Christensen

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Chris Christensen last won the day on September 9 2019

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  1. Chris Christensen


    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Yes Tracy, I'm certified for Indiana and Michigan. I'm in Macy IN. Here's my contact information. Chris Christensen. 765-469-0987, or dcchris@sbcglobal.net. I'm on Facebook too.
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    Need help to ID

    Pictures are hard for me, but I think you have oyster mushrooms. Spore print should be white to lilac grey. Best to use a dark background.
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    Hen of the woods

    Yes I do, but found these west of me in the star city area. We just got another 3 inches of rain the first part of this week. This may be one of the best fall seasons we've had for a while.
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    Hen of the woods

    Nice find! I got 42.5 pounds last weekend. You now have the same problem as me. Got to freeze, eat some, dry some and make Maitake jerky with some. Hard to be prepared for a 50 pound haul, huh?
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    ID help

    Compare to Picipes badius, the black footed polypore. A good under shot would help me here, not sure
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    Common Puffballs

    They are fine, I understand, but I have only eaten Calvatia gigantia. And I slice off the skin. And do an egg batter, then fry them in butter. Next morning I take the leftovers that were cooked up and reheat in the microwave. Add butter and syrup. Best French toast ever, and healthier. Half inch to 3/4 in. Slices.
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    ID Help

    Idk, but I did a search and I came up with a good match which was Agaricus hondensis. The felt ringed Agaricus. If it is and your in Indiana, Steve Russell may be interested in this collection.
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    Id help

    Most likely ringless honey mushroom. Should have white spore print. Good edible.
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    Id help

    Maybe Suade Bolete, Xerocomus subtomentosus?
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    Honeys are back

    I'm pretty sure they are too.
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    Very small

    I tried to get you a direction to check out for this mushroom, but I need closer pictures and a nice photo of the underside as well. Others may be able to determine a species. I really can't.
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    Mccormick creek foray

    Steve Russell used to post the results of a walk or scheduled event on mycomap. It had pics of what we had found with everything identified. He doesn't do that anymore. The projects on iNat are for you to join and select to upload your pics along with a voucher slip during those events. They will be kept and formally identified by experts for a permanent science record/ contribution. Our HMS walks/forays are not listed as a formal event in iNat. So if you're looking to see what was collected and identified during an HMS walk there may be no such link, unless Steve Russell can direct you to one. As for the events listed on the calendar for HMS, they will only become active very near to the event for signing up. Steve Russell does that himself, to get an idea of how many may show up. Sometimes a scheduled walk doesn't even get cancelled or postponed, it just gets dropped off the event list a day or so before the event. It's all a work in progress, so if you're looking for something specific try contacting Stephen Russell on Indiana mushrooms facebook forum. That's the most active group now that Steve has created. All HMS walks are posted there when they become active for sign up. Hope this helps.

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