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Chris Christensen

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  1. Chris Christensen

    ID help

    Cerioporus squamosus, commonly called pheasants back, dryads saddle. Edible, but need fresh young ones or the tender tips. I still don't seem to cook it anyway but tough! You shouldn't eat any mushroom fresh, but if you take a small bite it tastes like cucumbers or non sweeten watermelon rind.
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    Membership and purchased items

    I think mine came usps. The most active conversations are on Indiana mushrooms. This site is still very active mainly in the summer, but a moderator is usually around. Mention Steve Russell here or Indiana mushrooms and maybe that will get his attention. I always received anything I've purchased through this site.
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    mushroom forays

    Most likely not until April or May. It will be announced here and listed on the home page that shows last years schedule now marked out. What has been discussed in earlier posts is a morel certification program that is sponsored by the Hoosier mushroom society. Where you may become certified as an expert on select morels in Indiana. Hope this helps.
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    2019 wild mushroom course

    Steve Russell will get back with you soon. Most active conversations are on Indiana mushrooms forum. Many members here follow that forum and Steve is on there off and on as well.
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    Winter boredom

    A spore print is a key feature here. Enoki is white and Galerina is rusty brown. And the two can grow side by side. It's best not to risk it if unsure.
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    Study Guides to the Latin Names of Fungi

    Well, it helped me Bruce, thanks.
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    Unknown polypore

    Dylan Martin on Facebook, Indiana mushrooms, has found something similar and is trying to id it. I told him about your find, but apparently he hasn't replied yet.
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    Shades foray

    Being a member is encouraged but not necessary for the first walks. They're informal and educational. I think you're a member of you can post here.
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    Shades foray

    I plan to go as well. I'll stay the night at one of the parks and do Turkey run the next day. Over 2hour drive for me near Macy IN. If the foray is canceled I may not, unless lots of rain a couple of days ahead.
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    More late-season mushrooms

    It sounds like you're on the right identification track. I can't help any more however. Thanks for sharing this find, it gives me hope. I saw 5 nice giant puffballs a couple of days ago together. Could have weighed 13-15 pounds all totaled maybe a week or so earlier.
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    Salamonie Reservoir Foray

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    As far as I know it would be ok. However the cost to be a member is very reasonable. Here's a GPS link to the trail head. If I do it right. https://goo.gl/maps/mm1k9F2biiF2

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