PA 2018 SUMMER MUSHROOM FINDS

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania' started by trahn008, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. PAtrapper37

    PAtrapper37 Morel Connoisseur

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    Berkeley’s polypore maybe?
     
  2. jg010682

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    Mona trope universe flora I believe is the scientific name they are a parasitic flower with no cloraphile and are a medicinal plant supposed to help with chronic pain and other ailments but better research it it can cause severe upset stomach
     
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  3. jg010682

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    Stupid auto correct monatropa uniflora is what its called
     
  4. jg010682

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    Not sure about the mushrooms don't have my books with me but I'm pretty sure I have seen it before i think it's an eddible one but i would look into it before harvesting any ill look it up in my books later and let you know what i find
     
  5. steelernation

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    PA - Yes, Berkeley's Polypore. If you get the very outside edges of the plates when they are young and soft, they are edible, but they fall into our category of "why?". I think we've eaten them once, but they were unremarkable-to-bitter. They quickly hit the shoe-leather stage.

    The fun in those is seeing how big they can get!
     
  6. Gibz

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    Beagle Boy Thanks, I believe you nailed it. They are really quite beautiful
     
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  7. trahn008

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    Area's you find Indian pipes are also goods area's to hunt chants. Happy Hunting!
     
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  9. Gibz

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    Trahn. Thanks for the tip
     
  10. Beatnik88

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    Indian Pipe.....It's a cool plant. It functions as a mycoheterotroph in that it forms a symbiotic relationship with russula mushrooms which in turn function mycorrhizally with it's own tree species.
     
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  11. Beatnik88

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    Chants are starting to pop in Cumberland and Perry County by the way.
     
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  12. beagleboy

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    Mifflin co on south facing slope around white oak and jack pine. They are still very small, hope the rain tomorrow and the heat this weekend will really make them grow. IMG_3558.JPG IMG_3556.JPG
     
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  13. beagleboy

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    I think this is a russula but I don't know which one it was under a white oak growing on ground white spore print.A lot of them around. IMG_3554.JPG IMG_3555.JPG
     
  14. trahn008

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    Beagle, Russula Emetica… The sickener mushroom! Happy Hunting!
     
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  15. Gibz

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    From what I read, the Russula is also found where the Indian Pipes grow. I'm going back to that spot tonight and will look for them. Trahn said Chants also grow in same area. This is a patch of mature oaks. Pretty level, not necessarily damp. Somerset count
     
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    4ABB1797-E552-4BE7-A580-995CBA5826ED.jpeg AF2DEBEB-6F32-4BBD-8123-5345703FDCE2.jpeg Maybe a silly question but are these all red reishi used the same way as the ones with white around edge?
     
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  18. trahn008

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    Yes, perfect for harvest for medical purpose.
     
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  19. Barnacle

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    What would be a fair wholesale price per pound for selling my surplus chanterelles to a grocery store? Whole Foods had crappy looking ones from Bolivia or something for $25 lb. last year.
     
  20. trahn008

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    They sell online mid 30's. I would ask 28 per lb. and settle for 25. Happy Hunting!
     
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