I suppose I made an assumption there based on my own biases. I just ignore flushes of LBM's (Little Brown Mushroom) out of hand, because there are literally thousands of species, and it is very hard to make a positive ID.@shroomsearcher Don't worry I am not going to eat these, as I am not positive what they are. I would like to learn more about mushrooms so I can forage more in the future. Though I did eat some Dryad's saddle that I found yesterday, because it was very easy to ID. Unfortunately, no morels were to be found. Thanks for the concern, though. I will be careful
Well said. Just because something is edible doesn't mean that it is good to eat. And it's not just mushrooms. The last time I and my siblings got together at a restaurant for a meal, I ordered the ribeye steak, same as my BIL. He said his steak was delicious and tender. Half of my steak was far, and the half that wasn't far was tough! I actually loosened a few teeth trying to chew that hockey puck of a steak! We will never go back there again!Compare to mica caps, which are indeed edible. Just not the best tasting.
Funny story Maybe that's why mushroom hunting is so appealing to me..because I really don't like going out to restaurants. I love the idea of foraging, but I see what you're saying in that it is not worth the risk for something not that tasty. I guess this is why people say to be 100% sure before eating anything.Well said. Just because something is edible doesn't mean that it is good to eat. And it's not just mushrooms. The last time I and my siblings got together at a restaurant for a meal, I ordered the ribeye steak, same as my BIL. He said his steak was delicious and tender. Half of my steak was far, and the half that wasn't far was tough! I actually loosened a few teeth trying to chew that hockey puck of a steak! We will never go back there again!
Please don’t be a prick It’s not about being desperate you are a jerk for what you said going out hiking looking for mushrooms being active walking in the woods circulate in your blood trying to learn something asking for help asking for advice and then somebody like you comes along maybe you should do the world a favor bend over and shove your head up well you know whereWhy in God's name would you want to know? Are you that desperate to eat mushrooms? Then go to the market and grab some buttons and portabellos! Why mess with the unknown?
Hey Corvus, it looks like you’ve positively identified a dead elm tree. Which is a great start for a newbie. The bad news is that your tree has been taken over by a different type of fungus. In my experience, once I find that gang of little whatever mushrooms those are, I never find morels under that tree. Not saying it’s not possible, just saying that’s been MY experience. Anyway welcome to the wonderful world of morel hunting. Good luck, you should be able to find some now that you know what trees to look for. Apple trees are a great source too.Found these down a ditch near the side of the road, next to what I think is an elm tree. I am a beginner mushroom hunter and need help identifying these. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Is the inky cap similar to the shaggy main?Inky caps. I have eaten them but not so great. Very wet when you try to cook them. Do not consume alcohol when you eat them - they contain a chemical that will have you vomiting. Same chemical they can give to alcoholics. Of course don’t eat anything unless you have an expert verify them in person.