Morel Mushrooms and Mushroom Hunting banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
So I'm new to this, but very excited to try and find some Chanterelles for the first time. Are they as illusive as morels? I understand they like moist, steamy weather. Do they prefer a certain tree type like morels seem to? I'm in the St. Louis area and any help would be much appreciated! I've never seen one in real life before and I'm hoping to have a little better luck than I did this year finding morels. (Many days in the woods, total for the season 12 morels.)
 

· Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Hi All,
KC Mushroom, Vibrantenergies, and everyone else, I'm new to chanterelle hunting and have really been doing my homework trying to look at hundreds of pics of chanterelles vs jack-o-lanterns vs anything I could possible mistake for a chanterelle. Decided to actually go looking for some and THINK I might have been successful? Below are picks of my finds. I THINK they are little chants as well as a couple cinnabar chants. Any thoughts? Found in mixed oak/hickory forest alongside an ephermiral creek that has been less ephermeral than usual with all the rain we've had this year. I would really apprciate any advice! I am very a much a novice at chants and will absolutely not try any mushroom I'm not 100% sure about (actually I won't really eat any of them because I'm not a mushroom fan, but friends and family are mushroom lovers). I am a MOMs member and also hope to get a hold of someone in the St. Louis area I could actually physically show them to, just to be safe. Super excited if I found the right thing! Thanks in advance! I just love how nice everyone is on this site, esp. to a beginner!


<a href=""><img src="" alt="" /></a> <a href=""><img src="" alt="" /></a> <a href=""><img src="" alt="" /></a> <a href=""><img src="" alt="" /></a>
 

· Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Oooo, I figured it out!

Okay top and bottom of the yellow "chants"
<a href=""><img src="" alt="" /></a> <a href=""><img src="" alt="" /></a>

top and bottom of the "cinnabar chants"
<a href=""><img src="" alt="" /></a> <a href=""><img src="" alt="" /></a>

Discuss ;-)
 

· Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
KC, yippee!!!! I'm so excited! Success!!! It rained like crazy in St. Louis last night and it turns out I have a dozen growing in my front yard, who knew?! I've got to mushroom hunting bug back! Thanks so much for helping me out!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Found about a pound on chanterelles on Sunday, but left at least twice that many in the woods because they were very mushy. The stems weren't firm, like they should be and the mushrooms would almost fall apart if handled too much. They weren't very big so I don't think they were too
old. Too much rain? Is that even possible?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Hi Vibrantenergies! Happy 4th!!! I am going out this morning with the BF and sister on a little hunt because they want to see what all the fuss is about :) You are right, chanterelle hunting is a whole different ballgame. First of all, I've actually found some which makes it much more fun. The ones I've found so far haven't been in overly moss areas, but certainly there have been moss patches around. I will be keeping my eye out for moss now though. The BF really likes the chanterelles! He says he didn't get to try enough morels to make a good comparison (epic fail on my part). You're right, I'm not a mushroom fan, but I want to be. I always try all the mushrooms I find (the edible ones that is). I actually kind of like the chanterelles, they aren't bad. So far we've only had them cooked with a little butter and garlic. Hoping to find some more and try some of the recipes I have!
Good luck with all your little buttons, I hope they grow up big and strong and delicious!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Hello mushroom friends! Have a question about this mushrooms identification. I keyed this guy out with Mushrooms Demystified and I THINK I have some Lactarius hygrophoroides. Found in mixed hardwoods, mostly oak/hickory, on the ground, spore print white. Latex remains white. Found several in my chanterelle patch. Any thoughts? Lets see if I can get the pictures to show up this time! &lt;a href=&quot;"&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;" alt="" /&gt;</a> &lt;a href=&quot;"&gt;&lt;img src=&quot;" alt="" /&gt;</a>
 

· Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Headed to the woods today in St. Louis area, it rained a bit here on Friday and it's so gorgeous outside I had to take a peek. Ground is definitely dry. However, the bit of rain we got caused several chant buttons to pop. Calling for rain on here on Wed. I think, hoping that helps the little guys grow! I would love another round of picking!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
44 Posts
Got a small mess yesterday, enough for an omelet (of which I actually ate about half, big step for me!). Still several babies, also found a few big guys that were too far gone, how did I miss those last week??? Also found a berkley's polypore. Young, not too tough anyone ever tried them? If so, is it good, how did you prepare it?
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top