I'm not a mycologist. I just randomly found them closer to a creek where the burn had been halted. It's my third year and I guess it's a bit of beginners luck and eagle eyes.Matt not asking to be a jerk but that burn site find would be a very very interesting find on the east coast. Have done a ton of research on burn site morels and always looking for them to do some DNA testing. Are black morel on the east is the Morchella Angusticeps and aren't noted to grow in burns. On the west coast they have 3 or 4 different genus that are noted to grow in burns.
Those are good Morels. What county you at?
I am trying freezing some this year. I read if you cook them first they come out pretty good. So I sautéed them in batches then layed them out on cookie sheets in the freezer, after they were frozen I vacuum sealed them.Ok, so when it comes to drying I have had problems in the past. My first year I let them dry on screens ( bird netting on a horizontal extension ladder). They dried perfectly. I put them in clear 1 qt containers. But then, (brace yourselves)this happened. View attachment 1999 View attachment 2000 View attachment 2001 View attachment 2002 View attachment 2003
Some kind of moth larvae must have hatched inside the containers and they fed off the shrooms. If you zoom In you can see what looks like spiderweb. To this day there is still live moths in one of the containers. I was nervous to dry this years so I froze them. Do any of you freeze them?