2019 PA BOLETE STUDY

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. beagleboy

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    Kbshroom, those are in the bolete genus.If you look back in this thread to the third post, shroomsearcher posted a link that goes to a bolete filter. It is really easy to use, but I still don't feel sure enough to eat any of them yet.
     
  2. Kbshroom

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    Thanks beagleboy much appreciated. I will check out that post for sure. And I don't eat anything I'm not positive of myself. Nice to have someone show you that has been doing it for years if possible.
     

  3. Jmay

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    Kings are finally popping in northern mi. It has been a terrible year for boletes up here until a week ago.
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  4. steelernation

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    Ohh...that's not fair... :p
     
  5. Jmay

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    :D I know lol...I feel the same way when others are getting these big Hen of the woods finds. Up in n.e michigan not many hens at all.:(
     
  6. shroomsearcher

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    OMG! I am so jealous! Looked for those since I've been hunting shrooms and never found a single one!
     
  7. Jmay

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    Hey S.S
    If you have any Balsum fir woods or even a few Norway's I'd be checking them out. I have never found a Edulis var. In the hardwoods before, but many do..just not me. Goodluck!!
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  8. shroomsearcher

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    I've also heard that they are fond of a Beech woods. I know where there is, or was, a big old Beech forest in the south county. I'll have to cruise by and hope it hasn't been turned into a housing development. Balsam Fir and Norway Pines are a little scarce around here. We're dominated by hardwoods for the most part. Driving up through Michigan to go fishing in Canada, I noticed you come to an area where Michigan starts looking a whole lot like Canada! A lot more evergreens and aspen and popple woods.
     
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  9. MRFCookCounty

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    There are tons of boletes. Based on the picture and under oak:

    If they have drab olive spores and bruise bluish they're likely Boletus pseudosensibilis

    If they really bruise bluish they're likely
    Boletus sensibilis

    Check here for more details.
    mushroomexpert dot com/boletus_pseudosensibilis
     
  10. shroomsearcher

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    Oh, I know there are tons of them. That's why I've never been comfortable enough with a bolete ID to try eating any. I may have found some of the boletes you described. A couple years ago while playing golf, I hit a bad drive into the edge of a woods on the course. The floor had been all cleared out to make it easy to find a ball in there, so after playing my second shot I took a quick look around. There were big boletes all over the place! I found one in prime condition and picked it to take home and spore print. When I showed my buddy I saw that it had bruised blue like crazy. The slightest touch would make it bruise blue. I had read somewhere to avoid boletes that bruised blue, so I chucked it in the woods somewhere else on the course.

    BTW, this golf course is one of the "shroomiest" places I have ever found. They are everywhere out there. On the right hand side of a par 5, there are free-standing trees maples as I recall, in the rough beyond which is the heavy woods. On several of them were growing big oysters! I went and checked them, but they were all over the hill! Even if they were prime, I wasn't equipped for gathering mushrooms.
     
  11. cwlake

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    you need to be careful eating shrooms from the golf course. they put a lot of chemicals out there to make the grass pretty!
     
  12. Osroc76

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    I would send to agree about the chemicals... And also not being equipped to harvest mushrooms is when you find the most haha!
     
  13. shroomsearcher

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    I understand that, but this is hardly a country club type of layout, more of a "farm country" course. Just like the city park where I find pinkies. The city of Youngstown is lucky to have the money for gas and wages to keep the grass cut! so I know they're not putting herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers on it.
     
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  14. Osroc76

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    Are you from Youngstown?
     
  15. shroomsearcher

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    Yes. Or, as the bumpersticker says, "Stuck in Youngstown!"
     
  16. Osroc76

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    Nice. I'm not far from there! About 45 minutes