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Bruce

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  1. Bruce

    ID Help

    Yes, it looks like a Pluteus. I've never had the nerve to pick and eat one. Too many look-alikes. For sure I would never attempt to ID it for you only to have you get sick. I suggest you continue to educate yourself on both the mushrooms and the risks and avoid putting your health in the hands of others. Regards, Bruce
  2. Looks like Tylopilus felleus Regards, Bruce
  3. Bruce

    Unique mushroom?

    Agreed...it's Artomyces pyxidatus. They are actually quite tasty, but you have to collect a lot of them, and it can be a chore to remove all the wood particles. Beware of look-alikes, particularly various species of Ramaria. Bruce
  4. Bruce

    Chicken of the woods?

    Agreed. Past it's prime, though. Cincinnatus have the white underside and often appear on roots instead of exposed wood (as opposed to sulphureus). Bruce
  5. Bruce

    Chanteral

    Here in central IN, I've never found any before Independence Day. I went out looking earlier this week, thinking that maybe we've had the rain and degree-days this year so that they'd be up a little early. Nope.
  6. Bruce

    Anyone Grow Indoors?

    I can't speak to this one. Have you found anything yet? The Stamets book referenced earlier might have some recommendations (I don't actually own the book, but have read a friend's copy). Sounds cool, though. I wish you luck on the morels. They are very resistant to cultivation...if it was easy a lot of people would already be doing it. Regards, Bruce
  7. Bruce

    Anyone Grow Indoors?

    A few tips and pics is unlikely to get the job done. To do this right, you need a good book, like "The Mushroom Cultivator" by Paul Stamets. Mushroom propagation is not like growing plants...trying to do it based on YouTube videos is a path to failure. I do suggest that you start with oyster mushrooms. They tend to be very hardy and if you can't grow those, you can't grow anything! Good luck, Bruce
  8. Bruce

    Help with Identification

    No idea. Seem to be discolored by frost.
  9. Bruce

    Are these oysters?

    Yeah, I think so. I have some of these growing on stump roots in my back yard.
  10. Bruce

    Brick caps??

    Seems to match my references on the subject. Don't hang your hat on my ID, though.
  11. Found these in my back yard today. I'm dehydrating them for later eating, but doubt that I'll eat any myself, as I usually have a nip or two of bourbon just about every day. :-) https://drive.google.com/file/d/10nAn8r5CGv1eMere1c9sTrcvGlQIUk67/view?usp=sharing If anyone else has collected these before and tried them I'd appreciate hearing from you. Bruce
  12. Bruce

    Chicken of the woods

    I've found that freezing them raw works just about as well as anything...but you're right...they're okay but not the same after thawing. Bruce
  13. Bruce

    Some questions :)

    I can't speak to Daviess County, but here in Hendricks, we haven't had any rain to speak of for more than six weeks. No rain, no mushrooms. Bruce
  14. Bruce

    Anyone Seen/Harvested any Hens Yet?

    Nothing here. In fact, no rain in more than five weeks. If that doesn't change soon, I can't imagine that we will, either. I went hiking just yesterday, and carried a collection bag, in the vain hope that I might encounter something. The only mushrooms of any kind that I witnessed were artist's conk (Ganoderma sp). But in my mind's eye, I had visions of already-pinned mycelia lurking underground, just waiting for a soaking. Bruce
  15. Bruce

    hello all

    I suspect so. It's that time of year. Bruce

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