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help with id in St Paul

Discussion in 'Minnesota' started by krizzards, May 23, 2014.

  1. krizzards

    krizzards Young Morel

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    I just sat down next to a Morel under my apple tree. I've never id'd mushrooms, but think this is a true one by what I read on line. It has a hollow stem and cap, looks like the pictures I've seen and is growing under an apple tree. I set it under glass to get a spore print overnight, but do not see anything, so perhaps I did it wrong. I would love to bring it to someone to feel more confident what it is, but hope to do so before it is kaput s I have never tried a morel before! Anyone in the twin cities area that would help...I'll drive whereever to find out! Anything I can do to encourage more morels to grow in the same spot. I've lived at this house a decade and never had one grow here before.
     
  2. shroomster

    shroomster Morel Enthusiast

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    Are you able to take a pic with your phone?
     

  3. krizzards

    krizzards Young Morel

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    Yes, I have pictures, but don't know how to attach them here.
     
  4. 0101010101

    0101010101 Morel Enthusiast

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    Morels don't have any true look-alikes. If it has a hollow body and the cap is fully attached to the base, and it looks like the pictures of morels people are posting on here, then it's a morel. Morels come in all colors from black to nearly white, and every shade of tan and gray in-between.

    The only slightly look-alike mushrooms would be the verpa and gyromitra, but they're different enough to easily distinguish. I believe both of those have solid or cottony-solid insides, whereas morels are completely hollow. You can read about all three at the Mushroom Expert website:

    http://www.mushroomexpert.com/morchellaceae.html
     
  5. stcroix rob

    stcroix rob Morel Connoisseur

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    stcroix rob Morel Connoisseur

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    stcroix rob Morel Connoisseur

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  8. stcroix rob

    stcroix rob Morel Connoisseur

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    ' 0101010101" is right on with that description/definition.. There are alot of shades to the " Mighty Morel" it"s the master of disguise.
     
  9. elusive1

    elusive1 Morel Enthusiast

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    Started a face book group for Minnesota Morel Mushroom Hunters, Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/501700896597783/members/