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Hoosierfunguy last won the day on August 21

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  1. Hoosierfunguy


    What a great find. My knife would be cuttin away! There seems to be a lot of Chickens this year. I hope there's as many hens fruiting!
  2. Hoosierfunguy

    Puffy balls?

    They look like lycoperdon pyriforme (pear shaped puffballs).
  3. Hoosierfunguy

    Puffy balls?

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    Chicken in the woods?

    *Sulphureous (I forgot to edit talk to text)
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    Those look prime.
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    Chicken in the woods?

    It does look like an older Leatiporus sulfurous. "Chicken of the Woods" Not to be confused with Sciurus Carolinensis "Chicken of The Trees." Although they are both edible, the Sciurus is fuzzier in appearance and lacks the sulfur yellow color. 🙄
  7. These come up every year against my house on the northern side where I let the oak leaves stay under the eaves of my house, where they get plenty of water. I'd been trying to ID these guys for years; and until yesterday, I had been stumped. The cap is brown, the pores are a brilliant yellow, the stalk is yellow at the top and (before it's handled) is orange and brown, descending the stalk. The flesh is yellow and immediately stains blue when exposed to oxygen. The slightest touch on the pores and stalk will stain them blue and the blue becomes black then a very dark brown. After being most certain that I've identified them, I'm dehydrating them to later add to a soup and sample their flavor. I haven't found any look alikes.
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    Old Man of The Woods

    PSometimes the scales are very soft and fluffy.
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    Old Man of The Woods

    Strobilomyces strobilaceus aka "Old Man of The Woods" grows all throughout my lot. The cap and the stipe have gray to black scales that feel fuzzy when young. The flesh is a dirty white and the pore surface is a grayish white when young, becoming black with age. The stipe, pores and flesh bruise rather quickly to an orange color then becoming rusty to black within a few minutes. They are edible, and have a pretty thick and delicious mushroom flavor. They grow under oaks between late July and October. My soil here is also sandy, but I don't know how picky they are with soil types. I rarely find worms on the young ones, such as are pictured below.
  10. Hoosierfunguy

    ID help please

    Aka skull shaped puffball. Edible and considered choice by some *as long as the flesh is white and firm)
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    Help me ID please

    Apprently this mushroom has gone through a couple of classifications and is back to the boletus family(according to a couple of websites I found). The young ones with the thinner pore surfaces are tastier than the mature ones. I wanted to note that most choice boletes I find (especially the king) seem to sprout right ontop of beetle colonies 😫 I slice the stem to check for larva tunnels and larva. Sometimes the stem should be discarded but the cap can be untouched by insects. Boletes also can be dehydrated either in a dry location or on a dehydrator, then rehydrated for later use in soups. Cream seems to extract a stronger, richer flavor from dehydrated boletes, than fresh, moist ones; so I almost always dehydrate boletes to add to soup. Even though the season for these are nearing the end, I hope you have the opportunity to harvest some youngins👍🏼
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    You're welcome. I should be the one thanking you! Your knowledge, and the knowledge of so many others here, is priceless, so thank you for making the time to share all your information.
  13. Hoosierfunguy

    Please, help to identify

    Here's a website, dedicated to boletes, that has unique search search parameters. https://boletes.wpamushroomclub.org/
  14. Hoosierfunguy

    Help me ID please

    Here's a website, dedicated to boletes, that has unique search search parameters. https://boletes.wpamushroomclub.org/
  15. Hoosierfunguy

    Please, help to identify

    If you have a glass slide, take a spore print by setting the cap with the pores facing down on the glass overnight. Identifying the spore color will help identify the kind of Boletus you found

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