Featured Help identify... Oyster mushroom?

Discussion in 'Wisconsin' started by Duncandog, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Duncandog

    Duncandog Young Morel

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    I found these on a birch stump and on a live golden birch. Northern Wisconsin (Mercer). They look like oyster mushrooms but the are white and the edge of the cap turns up, rather than down. 20170819_080344.jpg 20170819_080344.jpg 20170819_080350.jpg
     

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  2. twisted minds

    twisted minds Morel Connoisseur

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    Wow, a thread from last Aug., and a featured thread at that, and no responses yet. Obviously a little too late, but certainly look like oyster mushrooms. They do grow on birch, as well as other species. From the pictures, looks like the lower ones might have started to dry a bit, which is causing the edges to yellow and turn up. Larger one on top looks nice and fresh, though probably not now 8 months later ;) They also grow in spring, so keep an eye out when weather turns and we are finally able to start gathering again this year.
     
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  3. Huasopodrido

    Huasopodrido Young Morel

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    Last season I found this great group of what I are think oyster mushrooms 00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20191018123849381.jpg 00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20191018123849381.jpg 00000PORTRAIT_00000_BURST20191018123849381.jpg
     
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  4. triarchy

    triarchy Morel Enthusiast

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    Im not 100%, but I think those are Chicken of the Woods. Looks like they were a bit old as well. But that is a pretty big flush, check it out a bit earlier this year.

    There are two types of Chicken mushrooms that I find, Sulphureus and Cincinnatus. Both are polypores and will have tiny holes on the underside vs gills like an oyster mushroom will have. When young, the Chicken will have an orange/red top and the Sulphureus will have a yellow underside. Cincinnatus has a white underside. Make sure you are comfortable with the type of mushroom this actually is before you decide to eat it, its hard to be certain from a picture.
     
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  5. Huasopodrido

    Huasopodrido Young Morel

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    Thank you I found these while hunting morels, adding another picture of same group IMG_20191018_123858.jpg IMG_20191018_123858.jpg
     
  6. jg010682

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    Also lataporus cincinnatus is also much more colorful than lataporus sulfurous. What i meen by that is it get anywere from orange colors to pink and reds also.

    Top 2 pics are lataporus sulfurous 20180906_175443.jpg 20180608_191331.jpg bottom 3 are lataporus cincinnatus 20180721_202639.jpg 20180701_184451_001.jpg 20180615_190122.jpg
     
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  7. Mo Mo stalker

    Mo Mo stalker Young Morel

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    Hey y'all I'm new to Louisiana I live in Loranger when do you guys start seeing morels here?
     
  8. Inthewild

    Inthewild Morel Connoisseur

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    Easy, Just come 18 hours straight north of your location in August, they are everywhere.
     
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