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Hoosierfunguy last won the day on November 9 2018

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  1. Hoosierfunguy

    Help contacting site administrator

    I'm disappointed to see that this group is doing things exclusively on Facebook. I guess it's because so many more people are there, however, some people (like myself) are not interested in signing up on Facebook for specific reasons, including (but not limited to) the NSA and CIA's involvement in psychological social programs using technology on that site. There's a lot of things that most people are completely unaware of, but it's a personal choice. I would like to see important notices and links on this site also.
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    2019 wild mushroom course

    I'm also looking forward to signing up for the courses
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    Winter boredom

    I'm fairly certain that they are Enoki (Flammulina Velutipes), but I'm not sure if there is a toxic look alike.
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    Winter boredom

    I found these at a friend's house
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    Oyster Mushroom?

    I didn't realize there was an oyster mushroom that wasn't white and convexed.
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    Microscope help

    I don't know how many people get notification of new topics, but several people check a few times per week. It's definitely not a large group of people, but the quality of knowledgeable people is rich, in my opinion. Makes me feel like a novice...oh, wait....I am a novice...lol
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    Microscope help

    Give it time. Someone will come along and help you out. I personally haven't had any experience using a microscope (besides 8th grade science class). I know they're useful in identifying some mushrooms, but usually positive IDs can be made with the obvious characteristics seen by the naked eye.
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    Hen of the woods

    Did you find them at the base of open trees in a yard? Were they all in the same lot? Last week the ones I found were in fairly close proximity to each other and were all in people's front yards at the base of very old white oaks. Were any of yours on young oaks?
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    Hen of the woods

    ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณThose would be hard to miss at 70mph...lol ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
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    Id help

    Those are old corn cobs with fungus growing on them. You're welcome๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜ Seriously, They look like a kind of bird's nest, but I really have no idea. Here's a picture of a neat little colony I found this last summer.
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    Grifola Frondosa

    I was working in an old part of Chitcago that has a lot of 100-200+ year old oak trees, yesterday and today; and I found 14 hens with a gross weight of 25 lbs in less than half hour. This is more than i've ever found, cumulatively. I've decided to hunt for hens in the city, hitherto...lol
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    ID help?

    The second picture isn't a very good representation to get an ID. Maybe show the stalk, the fertile surface in good lighting
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    ID help?

    That first one "appears" to look like parasol mushroom. Macrolepiota procera/lepiota procera. I misidentified a mushroom that looked exactly like one and I was violently ill for 2-3 days. Fever, nausea, cramps vomiting....i literally thought I was going to die and kinda wished I had. I later discovered that there's a toxic lookalike that must be positively identified by the spore print. I'm not sure which lookalike I ate, but it visually appeared exactly like a parasol I advise extreme caution on all mushrooms, and specifically parasol. Some people maybe be less cautious, but do your own research and know before you swallow.
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    Finally found a hen

    Last year I only found old ones that weren't very good. This year i've been so busy, it's been difficult to make the time to hit the woods, but after a couple of tries, nothing substantial.... then today, i'm working in Chicago and on a break, I look at the base of a neighbor's Oak and there she was, about 2' long 1' high, nestled camouflaged among the mulch near the bulging root bases. I politely asked the neighbor if i could take it away and he said sure.. ๐Ÿค 
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    Shaggy Mane

    How extraordinary! Amazing. I never thought to look in rocks... Haha

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