First Hunt for Me.

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by eidolon, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. eidolon

    eidolon Morel Enthusiast

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    Found 6 in Clarke Co. this a.m., 2 blondes and 4 "others." The first ones I've ever found intentionally; it took me 2 hours to spot the 1st one. One of the blondes was broken, so I brought it home to re-hydrate. One of the darker ones is a baby, about 1.5 inches tall, and I left it, to see how big and how fast it grows. The darker ones are devilishly hard to spot, the big blonde was easily spotted from a long way off, maybe 15 feet away. Going to look in another spot this afternoon. WP_20180324_060.jpg WP_20180324_014.jpg
     
  2. morelsxs

    morelsxs Morel Connoisseur

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    Congrats! Hoping you have another successful hunt . . .
     

  3. sustainable forager

    sustainable forager Morel Connoisseur

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    The one you left is a diminutiva and probably won't get much bigger
     
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  4. stripernut

    stripernut Morel Enthusiast

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    Congrads. Good to know they're still out. I've read on this forum, another state I think, that those greys are immature yellows but those look mature to me. Let us know how you fix 'em.
     
  5. eidolon

    eidolon Morel Enthusiast

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    A guy on the facebook GA Mushroom group said the same thing, that the darker ones are immature yellows. They are supposed to be softer and have more flavor. I cooked these in a pan after cooking a steak: olive oil and butter, garlic, a small amount of red wine. I poured the resulting juice over a big pot of rice. It was all delicious. I wish I had about 50 more... WP_20180324_103.jpg
     
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  6. MorelDude88

    MorelDude88 Morel Enthusiast

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    Don’t know how greys can be immature yellows when i find large greys
     
  7. MorelDude88

    MorelDude88 Morel Enthusiast

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    Hello from northern Illinois by the way
     
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  8. jack

    jack Morel Connoisseur

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    Due to DNA sequencing now, they found that Morchella esculenta is only known in Europe. Our version is named Morchella americana and is different microscopically . Also Grays are Immature M. americana & the ones that used to be called Morchella Crassipes ( Bigfoots ) are just mature M. americana. The newest Reference Guide out , with all the new names is Ascomycete Fungi of North America by Michael W. Berg, Alean E. Bessette and Arleen R. Bessette.
     
  9. MorelDude88

    MorelDude88 Morel Enthusiast

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    Must be some variation within the Americana species because I find small yellows/whites, small greys and large greys as well as large yellows. The only explanation for that is there are a few different species or phenotype variation.