PA 2018 FALL MUSHROOM FINDS

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  1. trahn008

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    Getting close to fall, I think we'll see a warmer sept. and are summer finds will continue. Starting to think of fresh hens for the table. Happy Hunting!
     
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    Oh boy! Honeys (from the summer thread)!

    Too busy cooking and canning right now to enjoy the fantastic 60 F temps looking for hens and chickens...but we'll eat well either way.
     
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    Steeler it was a crazy day started out in tee shirts and end with light coats. Found chants and trumpets today, along with hens, chickens and honeys. The only thing we brought home was that small bunch of honeys for dinner tonight. Happy Hunting!
     
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    B89FCACC-5E87-4285-B1C6-A276DFC2E4DB.jpeg 997721FA-7394-4DE9-BD12-4CA2E93AC5F4.jpeg Forgot today is fall also posted these over in summer thread. Lol
     
  6. sb

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    Trahn -
    I love the Fall because of the variety of mushrooms. You counted 5. One outing two or three years ago I came home with 6 different edibles. Cheap thrills . . . but I find that exciting.
     
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    Western New York near Jamestown, NY, Red One Checking IN!!!!!

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    I think these might be honey mushrooms. IMG_3753.JPG
     
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    Beagle they are honey mushrooms. Congrats!
     
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    Excited for all this rain and cool weather, looks like a good fall season ahead.
     
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    Found what I believe is wine-cap stropharia in the pile of bark from splitting wood. Also I think my first hen. 20180925_150050.jpg 20180925_150111.jpg 20180925_132246.jpg
     
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    Hi Kicker - Had you inoculated the chip bed with Wine Cap or King Stropharia mycelium?

    I had tried that 4-5 years back and could see the mycelium below surface, but never got it to give me any mushrooms!! I decided my wood chips weren't thick enough, or it was too close to pine trees, or it was too close to the fern bed. Well . . . Hell . . . I really don't know!! Ha.
     
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    Hi sb. They grew on there own. Now I guess I'll keep an eye there every year.
     
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    I found lots of honey mushrooms. Are they worth trying. I heard that you have to boil them for 15 minutes and then throw away the water before you prepare them, and some people still get an upset stomach. This is one of the best spore prints I have gotten so far. IMG_3758.JPG IMG_3759.JPG IMG_3761.JPG
     
  18. steelernation

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    Beagle - you can slow-saute them in herbs and spices, or slow-cook them in stock. Cook at least 20-25 minutes, more for soup. We've used them for many years with no problems, and I have a sensitive stomach. They are great for headaches and general nervous system disorders/issues.

    Trying to carve out time to go out later in the week...haven't picked a mushroom since mid-July.
     
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    SB, all the books list them as easy ones to grow. I've had the same results as you have, very hard and never was able to figure them out! Happy Growing!!