hey folks, first time poster here and morel hunting veteran. Just curious about getting into Chants and a few other species this year. Could anyone give any tips on positive chanterelle identification, habitats etc. Do they grow well in southern mn?
They like oaks. Grow out of the ground, never out of wood. Smell vaguely fruity (some people say apricot). Do not have gills, they have subtle folds (false gills). Fruits mostly in July? Dangerous lookalike is Jack O' Lantern, which is vaguely the same color, gets much larger, can grow in impressive clumps, and grows out of wood, sometimes a buried root that makes it look like it's growing out of the ground.
I'm not sure what you're referring to, I must not have come across them or feel they are different enough I didn't make the connection. "Gill" (remember they have false gills, just little folds) structure is key.
Crazymushroomguy---I will be holding a class on Chanterelles and other summer mushrooms in June. You can get more details on the Minnesota Mushroom Forum on Facebook or look me up through The Mikeology Store!
Crazymushroomguy.... I cannot urge you enough to attend a class put on by Mike at Mikeology. I just attended the Morel and other spring mushrooms class and got exactly what I wanted and expected out of it. Myself, my daughter, and my parents are signed up for the Chanterelles and other summer mushrooms class. Hope to see you there.
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