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  1. Hoosierfunguy

    Chantrelles or young Jack o Lanterns

    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!!!
  2. Hoosierfunguy

    Can u help me identify this species

    It's always best to be safe. "When in doubt throw it out" after taking notes, if course...lol. Some things to note Gills color, size, style Pores, shape, density, color Bruising coloration of the cap, stalk, gills, flesh... Cap, shape, color, texture, various other, characteristics Spore print Stalk, Mycelium Habitat, trees, plants, soil, topography, etc. Once you've certainly and positively IDed some choice edibles, you open up a whole new level of culinary possibilities. Just a personal lesson : If there's a poisonous look alike that has to be differentiated by looking at the spores under a microscope to determine their shape, size and count, it's not worth the risk of being ill. Thankfully, most choice edibles can be positively IDed with the naked eye.
  3. Hoosierfunguy

    Can u help me identify this species

    They look like immature coral mushrooms. Look up Clavulina cristata and be sure of a positive ID if you plan to sample them
  4. Hoosierfunguy

    Chantrelles or young Jack o Lanterns

    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.
  5. Hoosierfunguy

    Hens n chickens

    Chickens have been fruiting since at least late may and should continue throughout the summer. Hens usually don't come out until September/ October.
  6. Hoosierfunguy

    Brand new hobby - and having a blast!

    Have you identified the pictured finds? The brownish/ black cluster looks like Pilus Caninis Excrementis 🐅💩 😁
  7. Hoosierfunguy

    Brand new hobby - and having a blast!

    Hi Ben. Welcome to the forum! Education is a lifestyle and when it comes to fungus, it's not easy to find very many ppl with the same passions as we have. There are some very knowledgeable and well seasoned micologosts here that are so helpful. Yes, the mushroom kingdom is extraordinarily vast and (to me) one of the most interesting fields of study. 👍🏻🍄🍄🍄
  8. Hoosierfunguy

    Black Chanterelles

    Amazing! What part of indiana were they in? Thanks for sharing you find!
  9. Hoosierfunguy

    Help identify these fungi please

    You are welcome. Thank you for taking the time to load your pictures and share your findings. 👍🏻
  10. Hoosierfunguy

    Help identify these fungi please

    At 1st glance I was thinking they might be Turkey tail. There is a mushroom known has false Turkey tail. One way to identify the difference is the Turkey tail has a white underside . Both are common on oaks. The Turkey tail has a lot of medicinal qualities as well as boosting the Immune system. The benefits are reaped through making tea than eating the mushrooms They are kind of leathery And not very palatable. Thre tea doesn't taste very good. But it is beneficial!
  11. Hoosierfunguy

    Mycelium, Mycelium.. yum

    All this rain has watered the spores and bright forth lots of mycelium on the stumps that I inoculated with buckets of Laetiporius Sulphereus and Cincinnatus pieces and water. I only hope that the mycelium is from those chickens 😋
  12. Hoosierfunguy

    Just some recent finds

    Nice pictures, Bruce 👍🏻 I wish I had more knowledge to offer assistance, but it's slim pickins in my top knot.
  13. Hoosierfunguy

    Help identify

    Great pictures. The first fungal specimen looks like a bitter bolete. The second looks like it could be a cracked bolete and the third is a suspect. Could bea Ceasar's cap, but it's difficult to know for sure without seeing the gills or the base. Did it have a bulb? The only safe mushroom is the one that you've positively identified and eaten;) lol I advise looking at several books, taking spore prints and making absolute certain of your identification, before eating any. Anytime you plan to eat a new mushroom, it's a good idea to preserve portions of the cap, stem and gills (or pores) in the freezer. You might want to leave a note on your table so the detective can find the samples, that might make the autopsy easier you to complete 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😆😆😆
  14. These morels were formerly classified as Morchella Semilibera. This is the beginning of the peak season for these Morchellas. It takes a lot to make a pound, but they're fun and easy to find under hickory. They lost that beautiful orange hue within minutes of picking them. This is the first time I've ever found this species. Today in Lake County, IN. I'm planning to eat them tomorrow.
  15. Hoosierfunguy

    Devil's Urn (Urnula Craterium)

    Hi Bruce🤠👍 Yes, that was a morel. It certainly had me scratching my head a little, because it was flat to the ground, but when i pinched it off the stem and fruiting body was hollow.

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