Are these white chanterelle?

Discussion in 'Wisconsin' started by timbox, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. timbox

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  2. chelios

    chelios Morel Enthusiast

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    That is not a white chanterelle timbox. Looks to be a Lactarius by the shape of the mushroom and gills on stem. Here in WI white chanterelles are uncommon if not completely absent. Chanterelles also have false wrinkle-like gills. I have no idea if that is an edible Lactarius. I would pass on eating it. Good luck out there, we just had 2 days of rain.
     

  3. jmerx

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    Tim box them are not chanterelles looks like a mushroom that makes up a lobster mushroom but the host wasn't around
     
  4. timbox

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    Chellos and jmerx, thanks for your quick reply's :) It does seem to be in the Lactarius family and commonly found in Russia. I have many pine trees and I guess this type of mushroom loves the pines. I will keep reading to see if they are edible or not. The Youtube vids seem to think they are, I don't want to get sick or worse but there are so may and it just seems a shame.

    Are there any local classes for mushrooms hunting in the mid West area of WI? I live in the near Tomah or LaCrosse area and would take the time for a hands on class if there is one out there.

    I am guessing this is a good chanterelle then, mush smaller and the correct color?
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    Thanks for all the help and what a great board.

    Tim
     
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    Timbox,
    The forays are a great way to gain more knowledge. I just went to one at Devil's Lake on Saturday and got a great deal of info. I live in the New Lisbon area so if you're ever interested in hitting the woods sometime let me know.
     
  6. chelios

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    You are welcome Timbox. The red mushroom in your hand appears to be a cinnabar chanterelle or Cantharellus cinnabarinus. Very tasty and flushing hard right now. Good luck.
     
  7. timbox

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    chiro1973, thanks for the invite, we will have to get together sometime. The Cranberry Harvest is starting today for me so will be very busy for a few weeks. I was lucky and did find a Hen of the Woods yesterday when I was out in the rain. Will clean it up and freeze some of it.
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