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Chanterelles Geauga County

Discussion in 'Ohio' started by jdk32581, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. jdk32581

    jdk32581 Morel Connoisseur

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    Anyone find any chants yet? I have been out a few times but cant tell yet. Lots and lots of small fungus sprouting just cant tell what it is yet.

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    no big chants for me yet.All small ones.But to be fair I havent been out in a week.
     

  3. jdk32581

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    Found a big patch today. About 20 of the 100 were mature and ready to pick. All were in pristine condition. I have never eaten a chantarelle until today. It was delicious. It was as good as a morel if not better. Also found some chicken of the woods. Will post pics ASAP.
     
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    Found some good patches yesterday. Most were just sprouting up. Took some of the larger ones and left the rest.
     
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    Also found a nice young chicken of the woods.

    Does anyone know how long it takes a Chanterelle to get full size?
     
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  7. jim33

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    Nice Finds. I started finding small Chanterelles last Tuesday over here in NW Ohio. Going to go back out tomorrow and I am excited. Last year when I first found small ones, I waited a week then I went back and there were lots of mature mushrooms for the picking. Nice Chicken, I've yet to get one yet this year.
     
  8. jimwas98

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    From my Chant. spots if weather is right and some rain they produce for about 3 weeks. Have had them as big as 5-6 inch wide if left to grow. I always leave plenty to reproduce.
    Good luck and enjoy.
     
  9. jdk32581

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    Still finding new patches here but it appears the dry hot weather the past week has really slowed the growth. I have been watching a spot in hopes of letting them grow big. A lot were starting to dry out and turn white this week so I did a pretty big harvest. Left the rest to grow and have added a few new patches to check later on. Gonna give the new spots about a week. Will post pics soon....

     
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    I agree the weather hasn't helped a lot. I've been disappointed the past two trips I've made to the woods. We did get some decent rain Friday into Saturday over her in NW Ohio that I think will help quite a bit(it was so dry when I went out Tuesday). I was in the woods Saturday evening and saw lots of pins and small Chants under Oak trees. I hope to get some good pictures Tuesday. Gook Luck!
     
  11. jdk32581

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    Jim

    This is my first year hunting chants. I am beginning to understand that they grow very very slow. If it is too dry for too long they will turn white and die. We need more rain on a consistent level to allow them to grow big. I found my first sulfur shelf today (aka chicken of the woods). The pic I posted earlier I think was a white chicken? The one today was an extremely fresh and young sulfur shelf chicken. I am amazed at the flavor! It was much much better than I expected and know will be really searching for them. Gonna post some pics....
     
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    <strong>Yesterday's Haul</strong>

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    <strong>Today's Haul</strong>

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    <strong>Delicious baby chicken of the woods
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  15. jim33

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    Nice hauls. I'm going to head out in a little bit and see what I can come up with

    The Chickens are great, I like to fry them up just as I would the bird. Good eats for sure!

    The Hericiums are really good too, keep your eye out for them.

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  16. jdk32581

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    Think I have seen that before but never knew what it was. Will read up and keep my eyes peeled
     
  17. brookie

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    sulphur shelf is yellow on the bottom ...those look white/cream...if they are white/cream they are laetiporus cincinnatus which is the better of the two IMO.
     
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    First trumpets. Found a back pack full all living in moss on steep hill sides.

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