Chanterelles and other summer foragable mushrooms 2018

Discussion in 'Indiana' started by Tess, May 10, 2018.

  1. Tess

    Tess Morel Connoisseur

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    For those of us where the morel season is over, but the other wonderful summer mushrooms are upon us here in Indiana I thought I’d start this thread to get us until the next morel season comes around.
     
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  2. T tom

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    I know nothing but I'd like to learn
     
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  3. Tess

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    24C76D0E-F02B-4A11-8351-7CAC146CE09D.jpeg So far what I know is they tend to like old growth forests and oak trees. We can learn together. Maybe get a group together this summer to hunt out some of these spots.

    I know there aren’t a lot of old growth forests in Indiana, but I believe that there are two in middle of the state. Shawnee National Park in IL is old growth. There’s one here in the middle of the city of Evansville called Wesselman’s Park.

    in.gov/dnr has some information.
     
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  4. Old Elm

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    Speaking of Old Growth, anyone heard from Vern lately?
     
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  5. jack

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    I have seen him on the Indiana Site.
     
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  6. Tess

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    Lol you guys are silly. Pretty sure they were talking about boats and motoring again lol
     
  7. jack

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    I have one of the newly described Chanterelles that is the predominant chanterelle in my area. Cantharellus phasmatis, The Ghost Chanterelle. Usually they are larger and really meaty, and in this area, they are seldom bug infested. You will only find about 1 in 50 that is buggy. Here's some at various stages of growth. IMGP0020.JPG IMGP0003.JPG IMGP0034.JPG

    This is in the Chanterelle Family , Turbinellus floccosus, the Scaly Chanterelle

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  8. T tom

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    @Tess, thanks for starting this thread. I've always wanted to learn the other types, just never had the confidence on my own. @jack, thank you very much for sharing your wealth of knowledge, we all appreciate it sir.
     
  9. Old Elm

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    This is a safe site to learn about new shrooms on.
    Please take clear pictures of top, underside, stems of anything you want ID'ed, spore prints too. Someone will help you positively ID your finds.
    My experience is steer clear of Facebook, as there is a lot of miss guided info & negativity.
    Peace.
     
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  10. Tess

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    Thanks @jack! Nice info.

    I’m going to go to Wesselman’s today in Evansville and see if there are any indications of chanterelles possibly popping up. It’s the closest old growth public land so I figure it’s a good spot to look. ​
     
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  11. T tom

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    Thanks buddy, I personally have never been on facefuc
     
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  12. T tom

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    @Old Elm would you describe the method of spore prints, I think I know but not absolutely sure.
     
  13. ckorte

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    B8469CEF-8490-45BD-841D-0E748A8E1475.jpeg F8E897CF-5ADD-4053-8CCA-71BB47D4A5CF.jpeg 282E1AB6-9BBA-434C-B30B-38A4C3BC203C.jpeg I’m in Illinois near St. Louis and I usually don’t start find chanterelles until at least June. These pictures were in August. Also right on hiking trail edges on north facing slopes where there is good moss growth and oak trees is a great place to start.
     
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    As far as a Spore Print goes, I just lay the cap gills down on white paper, or better yet a clear glass pane from a small window. These are prints from Brick Caps, Hypholoma lateritium.

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  15. sb

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    Tess - Over here in "Buckeye Nation" I don't find Chanterelles in Central OH until July. Our latitude is 40 degrees N for Columbus.

    What's great about Chants here is that 'once they start' I will find them every time I go out. 9 for 9 times one year and 12 for 12 times another.

    Of course, with their color, they call out to you: "Here I am, come get me." Personally, I like that, Ha!

    Makes it fun and after Morels I like Chants next. Lots of good ways to cook them and they can flavor Vodka well, ha!

    Perhaps this seemingly early summerish temps will hasten the arrival of Chanterelles.
     
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    I usually find my Chanterelles in central KY in late July and August in predominantly oak woods. Lions Mane in September again in oak woods.
     
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  17. T tom

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    @sb glad to see you on the site. I follow you and Jack on the Ohio dinner plate thread. Looking forward to learning some of your knowledge.
     
  18. Tess

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    One of the things I was having trouble locating was the chanti season for my area, southwestern Indiana. I was assuming somewhere between late May to the end of August. But I know it’s only about 6-8 weeks long. There’s little information I’ve been able to find for Indiana.

    So I was just going to go scope out places until I find a patch lol Wesselman’s Park in Evv really doesn’t have much old growth over 50 years old. There are a few really large old trees, but it’s fairly marshy right now. I think I’d have better luck in Hoosier National Forest or Harmonie State Park.
     
  19. rick

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    Just had a friend drop off a gallon bag full of very fresh chicken of the woods! He found them today in Oldham county north central KY. He showed me pics and it was huge, 20 lbs! I thought it was too early but obviously I was wrong.
     
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  20. vern

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    Rick, have you eaten them before..and if yes, whats it like pal ?