PA 2018 LATE SPRING MUSHROOMS FINDS

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, May 14, 2018.

  1. trahn008

    trahn008 Morel Connoisseur

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    Non morel thread. Post up your pictures of your spring finds. Just trying to set up a year log like last year. Happy Hunting!
     
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  2. Barnacle

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    Are either of these the kind of ferns fiddle heads come from? The second pic shows some plants that were either eaten by dear or harvested by a forage which is what got me wondering. They are at one of my better morel spots & i am hoping it’s deer and not another mushroom hunter that found my spot. DF3F1802-E234-4DD6-BB44-BFDF882F4AB6.jpeg 5FA82CAC-245B-48C1-AD37-842C2D272893.jpeg 2B36FF18-CE15-4AB2-BE52-2768D79216C7.jpeg
     

  3. PAtrapper37

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    That second pic looks to be picked ostrich fern for sure
     
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  5. trahn008

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    You don’t find shiitake mushrooms like this at Wegman’s. 2082E03C-978D-4322-8527-14FA557C981B.jpeg
     
  6. Landrover

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    No you don't, but you do find tiny ramps for $18/lb. at Wegmans.
     
  7. jpv1125

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    It’s looking like patrapper is eating your fiddleheads.just kidding!!
     
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  8. Curiousmush90

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    Wood ears and yellow oysters.
     

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  9. trahn008

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    The reishi are starting. 04CD1503-6A5E-4ECD-9D76-ADA82C1D3387.jpeg
     
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  10. Curiousmush90

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    Where are you from? I live in illinois and was wondering when chicken starts groeing around here.
     
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  11. trahn008

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    I live in NE PA. If your morel season is winding down you should start seeing chicken's really soon. The funny thing is I find a ton of chickens, and I really don't care for them. You really have to get them when young or just cut the leading edge off the older ones. It's a filler mushroom for me it carries the taste of what ever you put on it. Happy Hunting!
     
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    The above mushrooms are reishi not chickens I typed the wrong mushroom in the top of first picture.
     
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  13. beagleboy

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    This tree they were really old I am pretty sure they are oysters IMG_3486.JPG
     
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  14. beagleboy

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    IMG_3488.JPG These I would like an id on I harvested some they were on a elm log. I am almost positive they are oysters but would like confirmation. Also what's the best way to try them. IMG_3487.JPG
     
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  15. beagleboy

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    IMG_3494.JPG These were on another tree and were fresher. I took them also. How long will they keep. I don't like to eat much when I try a new mushroom. Will they propagate if I just lay some old ones on a elm log. Sorry for all the questions, but I have many more. Like what's the best way to get the beetle's out of the gills, they were loaded. Sorry about the picture of the gills. IMG_3493.JPG
     
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  16. trahn008

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    Beagle, Yes oysters. Take a smell of them they should smell like aniseed. As far as the beetles just a good washing. I never found oysters at that stage that never had beetles. I try to get them really young, like front side of caps rolled down. I call those beetles..HEY JUDE. GET IT..All we need is LOVE.. I'll be here all week!!LOL
     
  17. beagleboy

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    Thanks trahn, I can't smell the anise but I don't smell the apricot smell chanterelles are suppose to have either. Are there any other mushrooms that look like them besides angel wings. I heard that angel wings only grow on conifers.
     
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  18. trahn008

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    Only one I know of is the Angel Wings. Print them out. spore should be white to slight grey.
     
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  19. beagleboy

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    Taking spore print. Have another question do you ever find them on dead white ash, I saw some today that were only the size of a dime but I am pretty sure it was on an ash tree. I didn't have my camera to take any pictures.
     
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