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  1. Hoosierfunguy

    Chicken of the woods

    I tried freezing them raw and also par boiling them, then freezing and partially cooking them in oil, then freezing. None of those worked well. The texture and flavor was compromised.
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    Chicken of the woods

  3. Hoosierfunguy

    Chicken of the woods

    That reminded me of some chickens I harvested a few years ago
  4. I know we should be in that season here, so the hunt for the elusive Frondosa commences. I enjoy learning about other's successes also!
  5. Hoosierfunguy

    in my backyard

    It does have some likeness to it and it's possible that it's not matured yet. What does it look like now?
  6. Hoosierfunguy

    Honey Mushroom

    At what stage do you decide that a honey mushroom is too far gone to harvest and eat? I've found that less than 10% of them in my area haven't been invaded by larva within the first day of them surfacing. I've only cooked the ones that hadn't been obviously eaten and the flavors were not as pleasant as I've heard many others speak of. I wonder if people are actually enjoying the flavor of the worms, thinking it's the mushroom 🤷‍♂️
  7. Hoosierfunguy

    Chantrelle

    Judging from the size of the stalks, and caps, next to the ground ivy, those are too small and grayish to be honeys.
  8. Hoosierfunguy

    Chantrelle

    Those are not chanterelles
  9. Hoosierfunguy

    Hericium

    Way cool!
  10. Hoosierfunguy

    What is this???

    Laetiporus Cincinnatus Chicken of the woods. When the rosette structure matures, I slice the shelves of while they are tender and young and saute them. 🙂
  11. Hoosierfunguy

    Whitewater and Mounds

    I'm interested in the answer
  12. Hoosierfunguy

    Chanterelle I.D.

    The whiter looking one appears to be an older, more weathered and sun-bleached chanterelle. If you're looking to make positive IDs for consumption, Bruce has posted some excellent resources on prior "ID help" threads. I wouldn't eat an older one and even the younger Chants, I cast off the ones that have multiple worm holes visible in the stalk (when sliced). Chanterelle mushrooms are a choice edible and delicious! You should only eat mushrooms that you are 100% positive ID their identification and even then, use caution ⚠️
  13. Hoosierfunguy

    Chanterelle I.D.

    One of the easiest ways to differentiate Jacks from Chants is the flesh of the Chanterelle is white, while the flesh of the Jacks is yellowish orange. And of course, Chanterelles don't glow in the dark...lol
  14. Hoosierfunguy

    Chants everywhere

    I haven't gone out much but one day in the woods I did harvest a lot of them in a short amount of time because they are so abundant.
  15. Hoosierfunguy

    Help Identify

    What Bruce said. Early in my mushroom identifying days, I falsely Identified a Green Spore Lepiota as a Parasol. I was sick for 2 days and wished it was a lethal one that would just get it over with because it was so extremely painful. It's also called "The Vomiter" 🤷‍♂️ If you don't have a glass slide for the spores to drop on, a spore print is good to take on a split surface, like half black paper, half white paper to see the color.

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