Fall Mushrooms 2016 — Hens, Chickens and the like

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October 22, 2016 at 10:42 am #93197

Jean Marie

Hericium Coralloides
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October 22, 2016 at 10:53 am #93198


also look for tree’s that show weakness…or damage……..dropped limbs…..holey trunks…..just signs that a fungus has moved in…..I was told to look up more than down to spot the right tree’s…..then look in that area for more.
The maitake like’s the heart wood of a tree …which is essentially dead wood anyway….. so it doesn’t necessarily kill the tree, but does open the door to other fungi that will.

My best tree is a dead snag that’s 20 foot tall with no limbs

October 22, 2016 at 5:01 pm #93199


Today’s haul wasn’t huge but we’re happy. About 4 lbs of Hens and some Hericium Coralloides to try. Have never had that before. They’re a little worse for the wear because my husband took a tumble and fell on Them!

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October 22, 2016 at 5:08 pm #93200


A question…is this the remains of a Hen? If so, do I ever have a tree to keep my eye on next year. There were five of there around it.

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October 23, 2016 at 12:51 pm #93206


not a hen IMO,…ringless honey perhaps

October 23, 2016 at 9:39 pm #93207


One more try at a friend’so house. Only found one, but it was a doozy.
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October 25, 2016 at 9:01 pm #93210


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October 25, 2016 at 9:13 pm #93211


and bam….the air dried out and its over….13 hens went poof….lol

I certainly got plenty and am a happy camper……….and am ready to move on to blewits and oysters

October 25, 2016 at 9:14 pm #93212


my post never showed up…hmmm

October 26, 2016 at 8:58 pm #93217


Found all of these hens around one oak tree today. Some were fresh enough to cook or freeze, others will be for drying. Some of the ones that were a little dry actually perked up with washing. Probably about 15-20 lbs total.

I don’t think the season is done in St. Louis, it’s been unseasonably warm. We just got more rain so I will try again this weeked.

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