Fall Mushrooms 2016 -- Hens, Chickens and the like

Discussion in 'Missouri' started by clwstl, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. clwstl

    clwstl Morel Enthusiast

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    This is a thread to post your fall 2016 finds--Maitake (hen of the woods), Sulphur shelf (chicken of the woods), and the rest.

    I'll start.

    I went out over the weekend and found a couple of puffball mushrooms (calvatia species). Very tasty.

    I went to a reliable spot and found a massive oak tree with two large maitakes at the bottom--unfortunately they were too old and also waterlogged from the rain.

    They would either have to have been last year's or have come up in August/very early September. Is this even possible?

    Please share your finds!
     
  2. ckorte

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    Could they have been Berkeley polypores or black staining polypores? They are similar and could already have been up for a while.
     

  3. jmerx

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    I agree ckorte I haven't see even a small hen yet!
     
  4. jasonl

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    me three....the bsp's (black stainer's) have been up for a while...and have gotten rotten....but....IT very well could have been hens ...a pic would help next time
     
  5. jasonl

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    what happened to the "other edibles" post...? its gone
     
  6. jean marie

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    I was wondering the same think Jason. I even made a post of how fast chickens grow and it's gone also?
     
  7. jasonl

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    well....sorry I missed that Jean.........weird that its gone ...when so many had contributed
     
  8. jasonl

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    well CLWSTL....I found this hen today and it was pretty toasted........it had spored and was melting down in the 91 degree temps

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    not sure I wanna get to vested in any more threads that disappear mysteriously
     
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  9. jasonl

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    but I did finda bunch of other nice shit today .....by the way....lets just imagine I posted a bunch of photo's
     
  10. clwstl

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    Thanks for the replies. Sorry I am just getting back to it, I didn't get an email telling me there were posts.

    They could absolutely be Berkeley's or black stainers, I think that is very probable. They were pretty rotten so I couldn't tell. Next time I will try to take photos.

    I found another big puffball today.

    Anyone find any chickens?


     
  11. jean marie

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    I have!
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  12. jean marie

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    I found some more in a different location the same day I found these. Both locations near a creek. Let me tell you chickens grow FAST!
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    After only 2 days growth
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  13. jean marie

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    After 6 days growth on the right, the one on the left wasn't even up 6 days before in the same location.
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  14. jack

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    Quit a variety out there now.

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  15. jean marie

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    Nice collection Jack
     
  16. jack

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    Found all these while scouting for a deer stand. The gray ones are Graylings.

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  17. stcroix rob

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    Loads of goodies up around here too. Jack, what are those chubby white ones on the cutting board called. Buddy put me onto those last year &amp; there plenty of em again this year.
     
  18. jean marie

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  19. clwstl

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    Jean Marie and Jack, great photos!
     
  20. jack

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    More Entoloma abortivum from my yard
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    These are Non - aborted, Entoloma abortivum, and they taste really great. Now what to make with them, maybe Shrimp Scampy, with the Aborted ones.

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