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Bruce

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  1. Bruce

    January mushrooms

    Well, here's the spore print: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YgSEC73dZUZolUO9i6l3Qnv3TUnMTBA8 Kinda buff- or cream-colored, and not very dark at all. Along with the robust stem and notched gill attachment, I'm currently leaning towards a Wood Blewit (Lepista nuda). Could be wishful thinking on my part. Bruce
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    January mushrooms

    I'm certainly willing to do that, but in the past times you've suggested that to me, you never gave me your mailing address. Getting a spore print at the moment. Bruce
  3. Remarkably enough, some mushrooms are coming up in January in central Indiana. Here are a couple I found this afternoon growing in blue spruce needle duff. If anyone could ID, I would be grateful. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1qLR48UGZWEh6Vu7UhYK1g9KY26SbZraO Bruce
  4. I took advantage of warm weather last Sunday (64 degrees in Ellettsville/Spencer) to do some late-season hiking and collect a limited supply of the Indiana mycophagist's last refuge -- the Pear-Shaped Puffball (Lycoperdon pyriforme). See https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tay4HOhiLx0MtCDYLItl4LvyCPfidZgU Despite all my efforts in the field, I still had to meticulously tear each little mushroom in half and throw away about a third of the ones that were showing signs of sporulating. Not sure what I'll do with them yet, but I ought to do something special. Bruce
  5. Bruce

    Fairy Ring?

    Agaricus campestris should have pink or brown gills and prominent remnants of a partial veil. Spore print is brown. I can't really tell gill color or other details from this photo. Could be a Meadow Mushroom, maybe not. But to answer your question...yes, they sometimes grow in fairy rings. I have some that usually come up every year on my property. Didn't this year, though. September was too dry. Bruce
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    Hen of the woods

    I think I hate you both. :-) You must live in northern Indiana. Here west of Indy, total rainfall accumulation for September was right around 0.2 inches. Very disappointing from a mushrooming standpoint, especially compared to last year. Bruce
  7. Bruce

    New mushroom

    This cup mushroom is not familiar to me. ID help please? https://drive.google.com/open?id=16XdrPQ3ikGYGj7p0-3nvX8qvWCTKoV7I It appears to be growing up from the roots of a dogwood tree whose stump I burned out last year. If you watch them carefully you'll see little puffs of white spores coming out periodically. Pretty cool. Bruce P.S. The "Indiana Mushroom Species" section of this web site is not working anymore.
  8. Bruce

    Todays finds

    I went hunting today for a few hours and found little to nothing; one cluster of honeys that I chose to leave behind. We could use some of that rain you guys up north are getting.
  9. Bruce

    Todays finds

    Mmm. Gotta get me some of those Hericiums!
  10. You can tell Chlorophyllum molybdites by its green spore print. The print of a true parasol mushroom is white. Parasols can be difficult to identify. Some species of Amanita have a similar appearance. Although I believe I have found them on several occasions, I've never had the nerve to take them home and eat them. Bruce
  11. Bruce

    Fun day, lots of mushrooms

    I'm seeing brick-cap, bitter and lilac boletes in your mix. Not sure how I feel about "picking mushrooms for fun." I only take what I plan to eat, and even then I leave some behind. Take photos, not mushrooms. Bruce
  12. Bruce

    Boletes for the taking

    For absolute beginners, I recommend "Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States" by Mueller and McFarland. Another reasonably good intro text is "100 Edible Mushrooms" by Michael Kuo. I have four different mushroom guides and I consult with ALL of them before I even consider trying something for the first time. Bruce
  13. Bruce

    Honeys are back

    Spore print came back white, so I cooked 'em up: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rSEsS9QDYe0_t9tzRDv5iysRb8KvrWNf I like the texture of these 'shrooms. They would be good smothering a nice big porterhouse steak. B
  14. Bruce

    Boletes for the taking

    Yep, bugs sure do like the boletes. I went on a short hiking excursion yesterday and there were boletes all over the place. Mostly brick-cap, bitter and slippery jack, though. I didn't pick any as I already have mushrooms in my refrigerator that aren't getting eaten!
  15. The honey mushrooms in my back yard have returned! Picked a nice cluster of them today, very near to where they appeared last year. Photos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yOXsVPLa1mUPB1TflgKLWL2rvki48sVT https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ykulrjcUg791VOny4Yxtp84nvsbhKtbD Pretty sure these are Armillaria tabescens, but I am getting a spore print overnight just to be on the safe side. Bruce

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