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  1. Great topic. I started my mycology adventure using the ASFGNAWM also. Early in my identification years, I came across what I thought were parasol mushrooms. If I remember correctly,, the field guide mentioned that the toxic lookalike was uncommon and could be positively identified by the spores under a microscope. I didn't have a microscope, so I played the odds. That was a HUGE MISTAKE! I honestly thought I was going to die. The vomiting was indeed violent and frequent. It lasted for three full days and dehydrated me, took all my energy and I felt like I was only moments away form becoming corpse finder matter. With the naked eye, I really don't think there's enough differences between the two, to positively identify, but the book does describe the spore shapes which distinguish the difference. I'm only going by memory, so I might be mistaken in a point, but I will never forget what I went through. The lookalike is toxic enough to become fatal. No mushroom is worth that risk. That's why I have become a proponent of 100% positive identification before SAMPLING a new mushroom.
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    Boletes for the taking

    I'd say they were Hebeloma syrjense (corpse finder mushroom), but it looks like old "Jack" isn't pushin up daisies, mushrooms or anything yet. 🀐 That is an impressive cluster. Very few choice, edible boletes can grow for very long without being riddled with larvae.
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    Mccormick creek foray

    For some reason, the notification link in gmail brings me to the forum in a different layout and in that layout, the home link doesn't have the scheduled events, but has a drop down menu, and in that menu, it does have the "calendar" which doesn't have any events saved on it. However, when I went directly to the website from my mobile browser, the schedule appears on the actual home page. This may be a gmail/ Google issue.
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    Mccormick creek foray

    Is the calendar your speaking of on a Facebook page? I've checked the calendar on this site and there's nothing.
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    Mccormick creek foray

    I didn't even know there was one. It's not on the forum calendar and I don't have crackbook:-/, so I don't even know where McCormick creek is or what time
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    What is this?

    It looks to be a Purple spore puffball. They are probably the only puffball i enjoy eating with a really rich mushroom flavor. But you never want to eat any puffballs that don't have solid white flesh. There's also a toxic look alike called a pigskin poison puffball. The outer layer looks a little different, but they are small in size and similar in color. When in doubt, throw it out.
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    Any morels in southern Indiana yet?

    I can only suggest that you be sure of the tree ID and seek out the older, larger trees. Morel season is nearing its end in southern Indiana. Another strategy I've hear heard repeatedly is to check out areas where there has been a fire within the last few years. I hope you find the motherload! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
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    Need help identifying the right trees.

    Here are two fairly good videos that might help
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    Any morels in southern Indiana yet?

    What kind of trees are you looking under?
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    Morels and half free morels?

    Yes they are. The first two pictures look to be grey morels and the last picture is certainly a half free morel.
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    Any morels in southern Indiana yet?

    I found 6 greys in northern Indiana yesterday, so they're poppin
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    Any Morels in Northern Indiana yet?

    This should be the time for southern Indiana for sure. I doubt that it's peaked yet, but up here in northern Indiana, they usually don't pop up much until the soil temp is near 50 and we've got at least another week until that happens. Can you post pictures of the mushrooms you want help identifying?
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    Any Morels in Northern Indiana yet?

    I haven't even gone out yet, because They usually don't start popping up until the last week of April here in northwest Indiana. What county are you in?
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    New to Hunting

    Haha! You're not alone. Which town are you in? I live in NWI too and know of a great spot for half free morels and some yellows. The black ones are not as easy to find. If you know anywhere that has been a burn site in the last 1-3 years, those seem to be great places for morels
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    Any morels in southern Indiana yet?

    The peak season for southern Indiana should be in two- three weeks, so you might start seeing them next week

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