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here is a list of the ones I hunt for:
chanterelles
chickens
hens
King bolete
lobster
black trumpets
oysters
lions mane
hedgehog
shaggy mane
old man of the woods

probably missing some.
@Chanterelle nut you ready to start picking some real Shrooms. When does your chant season start there. Late June or the first of July here in Kokomo hope you have a great season looking forward to seeing your pics
 

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My big 5 are: chants, trumpets, chicken, porcini and lobster. That list didn't have puffballs but can't stand puffballs. Aborted entoloma? Spelling? Shrimp. That's tasty. Winter chants if you know any good bogs!

SOOOO I am looking for at least one certified shroomer to join up with us this day in July. This day you can come out as a guest or if you would like to volunteer a full day the 13th of July. Looking for anybody who will give a one hour live-streamed talk about their experiences hunting. And our mission is to provide free knowledge, guidance and tips to a community that is decreasingly local (in my opinion). With an incredible community, nobody should be learning about chants from a random youtube channel on the east coast! This isn't "my" event, it's ours. And it's free. Maybe I mentioned that. It's free. 55110 this day

Summer Foray - Day 1
Friday, July 8⋅ 2:00 – 8:00pm

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East Metro

The adventure begins with an exploratory campaign. More advanced hunters encouraged to choose this day, as we'll be returning to this spot and the diversity of mushrooms and plants here is LIT

A late start on the day, mosey in at your convenience and our group of 5-6 will work with each other to forage and identify the local offerings, socialize, and exchange knowledge / experiences. Pizza and coffee probably will be available

 

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Joining our week in July? Anybody can if they message me, or find me elsewhere. I will send you a message (if you were asking about the July event) and to extrapolate this goes from July 8th to the 18th, is always free, always public, and is mostly in Ramsay county. The last day I was out for morels I was giving a little tour for a family with three kids, it was one of the best mushroom hunting days I've ever had.

I'll send that message and suggest a few days that are geared toward less experienced hunters, people with specific interests (there's a lobster day, a chanterelle heavy day, and a st. croix day). For anybody who can't make it i'll eventually find a way to get the live stream information available.
 

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My big 5 are: chants, trumpets, chicken, porcini and lobster. That list didn't have puffballs but can't stand puffballs. Aborted entoloma? Spelling? Shrimp. That's tasty. Winter chants if you know any good bogs!

SOOOO I am looking for at least one certified shroomer to join up with us this day in July. This day you can come out as a guest or if you would like to volunteer a full day the 13th of July. Looking for anybody who will give a one hour live-streamed talk about their experiences hunting. And our mission is to provide free knowledge, guidance and tips to a community that is decreasingly local (in my opinion). With an incredible community, nobody should be learning about chants from a random youtube channel on the east coast! This isn't "my" event, it's ours. And it's free. Maybe I mentioned that. It's free. 55110 this day

Summer Foray - Day 1
Friday, July 8⋅ 2:00 – 8:00pm

Location:
East Metro

The adventure begins with an exploratory campaign. More advanced hunters encouraged to choose this day, as we'll be returning to this spot and the diversity of mushrooms and plants here is LIT

A late start on the day, mosey in at your convenience and our group of 5-6 will work with each other to forage and identify the local offerings, socialize, and exchange knowledge / experiences. Pizza and coffee probably will be available
What metro? How get address? Really interested but don't know how far.
 

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What metro? How get address? Really interested but don't know how far.
55110 - That's the begging and end and then the other 2 locations are
St. Croix (state park? I have private land to use there as well, cool guy who I talk to on a bike path)
and I'd like to go to / around the Pine city area, where I have private land accessible as well

Appreciate your interest, I wanted to say that's where it was happening and yeah please message me!

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DATES July 8th- 18th LOCATION Ramsey County (8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 18th) St. Croix (16th, 17th) and Pine City / surrounding areas (12th, 13th, 14th)

I made this for a retrospective of all the people who foraged with me the last two weeks. this is only half of the days, half of the people who came.
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I look for chanterelles, several different boletes, hens, hedgehogs and shrimp. I also look for trumpets and lobsters but have never successfully found them in southern MN where I look. I never cared for either chicken variety but find them all the time.
 

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Speaking of shrimp, I have a place I could pick gallons of them, but have never tried them... So, I have a few questions. First of all, are they decent to eat if cooked right? From what I've read, the key is to caramelize them, not just saute. Apparently makes a difference with texture and flavor. Also, this is a place with tons of honeys late summer/fall, but how do I know they are from honeys? Can they easily be from another mushroom that is not good to consume??
For those of you that have good experience with them, can you fill me/us in on some details of the aborted entoloma?
 

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Speaking of shrimp, I have a place I could pick gallons of them, but have never tried them... So, I have a few questions. First of all, are they decent to eat if cooked right? From what I've read, the key is to caramelize them, not just saute. Apparently makes a difference with texture and flavor. Also, this is a place with tons of honeys late summer/fall, but how do I know they are from honeys? Can they easily be from another mushroom that is not good to consume??
For those of you that have good experience with them, can you fill me/us in on some details of the aborted entoloma?
I bread them and fry them and I think they taste good. The texture is a bit mushy but they definitely have a breaded mushroom taste to them. I pick them usually when I'm bow hunting.
 

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Speaking of shrimp, I have a place I could pick gallons of them, but have never tried them... So, I have a few questions. First of all, are they decent to eat if cooked right? From what I've read, the key is to caramelize them, not just saute. Apparently makes a difference with texture and flavor. Also, this is a place with tons of honeys late summer/fall, but how do I know they are from honeys? Can they easily be from another mushroom that is not good to consume??
For those of you that have good experience with them, can you fill me/us in on some details of the aborted entoloma?
Aborted Entoloma (shrimp) are Entoloma mushrooms that have "aborted". They won't be another species like a "lobster mushroom". Lobsters can be many species (lactarious, russula mainly) that have been attacked and are parasitized by the hypomyces lactifluorum.
 

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Well, its more than that though, cause it also involves honey mushrooms. From what I've read, there can be a reaction between honeys and entolomas while they are in close proximity, causing the entoloma to abort. I've also read that it has been proven to happen with different mushrooms involved, and those shrooms can be inedible or cause GI upset or worse. So this is why I've just left them alone. Figured I'd ask on here since this is what we do, hoping to find out more information about this.
 

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There doesn't seem to be rock hard info on this. This is what wikipedia says:

Entoloma abortivum, commonly known as the aborted entoloma[2] or shrimp of the woods, is an edible mushroom in the Entolomataceae family of fungi. Caution should be used in identifying the species before eating[3] (similar species such as Entoloma sinuatum being poisonous).[4] First named Clitopilus abortivus by Miles Joseph Berkeley and Moses Ashley Curtis, it was given its current name by the Dutch mycologist Marinus Anton Donk in 1949.[5]
It was believed that the honey mushroom, Armillaria mellea, was parasitizing the entoloma. But research[6] has indicated that the inverse may be true—the entoloma may be parasitizing the honey mushroom. There is still some disagreement by mushroom collectors about this since it is common to see both the aborted and unaborted forms of the entoloma on wood and in leaf litter, whereas Armillaria generally only fruits on wood. Both versions of the entoloma have also been observed when there are no Armillaria fruiting.
 
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