Featured Fall Mushrooms 2017

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. trahn008

    trahn008 Morel Connoisseur

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    $100 easy. Yes when doing mushrooms I always run it on the porch. You got to watch that spore cloud oysters are the worst. I take down my Excalibur after mushroom season and clean the inside you'd be amazed at the spores that collect just on the fan blades.
     
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  2. Barnacle

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    IMG_7105.JPG IMG_7109.JPG IMG_7112.JPG IMG_7120.JPG IMG_7121.JPG IMG_7122.JPG IMG_7123.JPG IMG_7127.JPG Thanks for all the tips from you guys. the last pic shows hens on a stump (domdart)in a park. Trahn you were dead on about the parks and edges of woodlands. I found a dozen+ hens today almost all out in the open. First 2 were on a front yard of a home the rest were all a local preserve and city park. One tree had 7ish hen sprouts on it. 3 of these hens are on a unfamiliar tree to me. The pics with grass have leaves from the tree in view. Looks kinda like maple leaf?
     
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  3. Barnacle

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    IMG_7104.JPG IMG_7110.JPG IMG_7114.JPG IMG_7115.JPG IMG_7132.JPG Today started out strange. I spotted those couple hens In a random yard on the way to work. There is a small patch of woods right behind my office that has a few tall oaks in it so I was giving it a quick look on foot when I came across a unattended rifle stuck in the crotch of a tree. There was a house and apartment complex both within 100yds of it. Police station was close by so I just went over and lead them back to it. I had a feeling it was stolen and hidden out there.
    I also found another cool looking Hericium ( I think). And 3 more giant puffballs. Possibly honey mushrooms not sure so I didn't pick them. Could use help with I'd on them.
     
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  4. trahn008

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    Barnacle I do find some hens on maples, but not like the numbers on oaks. Not sure on those honey's. Happy Hunting!!
     
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  5. trahn008

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    Hey where did you pick those pineapples never found those when out hunting. Nice pictures by the way!!!
     
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  6. Barnacle

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    Thanks, they're just waiting in line to go through the dehydrator. It amazes me that we can buy a 6lb pineapple that was grown in some far off place for $3 yet 6lbs of apples grown around the corner will cost $12.
     
  7. Barnacle

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    IMG_7251.JPG IMG_7252.JPG IMG_7253.JPG IMG_7255.JPG IMG_7258.JPG IMG_7259.JPG IMG_7262.JPG IMG_7251.JPG IMG_7252.JPG IMG_7253.JPG IMG_7255.JPG IMG_7258.JPG IMG_7259.JPG IMG_7262.JPG Possible honey mushrooms? And hens on a beech stump. The bottom pic is a different flush of mushrooms than the others. The gills look brown so I'm thinking they are not honeys.

    I walk past a lot of turkey tail without harvesting any because I'm not sure what to do with it yet. Can I collect them and dehydrate them for later use?
     
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  8. jack

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    The yellow ones look like Hyphloma faciculare ( Sulphur tufts ) if so they will have a Purplish Brown spore deposit.
     
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  9. Barnacle

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    Today's find. I spotted 3 on the side of the road while I was driving. A nice lions mane, and maybe some more honeys? IMG_7270.JPG IMG_7272.JPG IMG_7276.JPG IMG_7280.JPG IMG_7283.JPG IMG_7284.JPG IMG_7286.JPG Thanks jack.
     
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  10. Holtzapple12

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    20170922_180908.jpg 20170916_103936.jpg is this chicken and hen of the woods? I've hunted morel but never hen and chicken...a little nervous to try if I don't know for sure.
     
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  11. sb

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    Barnacle - Nice pics.

    Hmnn . . . Your 3rd pic down, which you don't mention, looks like it might be the resinous polypore, Ischnoderma resinosum; perhaps at a later stage than pictured below, from last year.
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    If it is, then it is edible. When tender, the outer rim or edge can be cut and eaten. The umami flavor concentrates as the high water content is driven out and it then has a nice meaty flavor. See post #224 of Nov 11, 2016 on Pics of how we prepare our mushrooms (The Dinner Plate Page).
     
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  12. Barnacle

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    Thanks sb, yeah I wasn't sure what they were but they caught my eye so I took a pic. I also noticed the other mushrooms all around the tree I thought they might be honeys, I'm trying to get a spore print now.
    holtzapple12 I think they are hens and chicks check out sb's reply to your Ohio post he put up a link for you
     
  13. Beatnik88

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    Not that it's important barnacle, but that is actually hericium americanum, not hericium erinaceus.
     
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  14. pj estrada

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    hi guys! im new in the mushroom industry, is it possible to grow Morel Mushroom here in philippines?thanks in advance!
     
  15. sb

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    pj estrada -
    They are cultivated very successfully and profitably in China, outdoors, where they utilize the natural cycles - ie have a winter with freezing temps. Are there any mountainous areas in the Philippines with freezing winter temps for a month?

    Otherwise you'll need to look at a more 24/365 higher tech bio-tech approach; indoor cultivation with refrigerators and freezers.

    This is now being refined , again in China, and Chinese patents are starting to emerge on aspects of their process as they bring their outdoor understanding (born of 26 years of effort) into an indoor 24 hrs/day 365 days/year controlled environment where the cycle times come down from an outdoor Sept/Oct through April/may in China (about 5 months) to about 1.5 to 2 months or so. Quite a difference between one crop/year and 6-8 crops/year and in the capital requirements.

    Do you speak Chinese?

    I've paid to have a few Chinese patents translated, but if the translator is not a scientist/biologist with some understanding of mushrooms, some of the necessary finer nuances are lost and they are the differences between no or mediocre success and assured success, which the Chinese scientists consider 96 to 98% success.

    And, personally, I've yet to experience what I would even call mediocre success. Ha! . . . but still trying - riding the learning curve with the investment of time here and there.
     
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  16. Barnacle

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    Thanks beat, I appreciate every key stroke. I see from googling now a major difference is in the branching nature of Hericium Americanum vs the single clump of dangling spines/teeth of Hericium erinaceus.
     
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  17. trahn008

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    Yes chickens and hens.
     
  19. Barnacle

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    Are these the entaloma abortivum? I just started seeing them today.
     
  20. jack

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    I don't see a picture but these are them, Aborted & non-aborted IMG_20170923_092421.jpg IMGP0702.JPG