chanterelles?

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  1. Major Myc

    Major Myc pasture pirate Mushroom Doctor

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    went for a trip to a state park today and found these, i think they may be chanterelles but not a hundred percent sure. the orange ones were growing in moss on the side/under a rock. deciduous trees mixed with evergreens in the woods there. the black ones i think may be trumpets, they look pretty cool whatever they are. the black ones were growing at the top of a hill, right next to the trail in some rocks and sandy soil, which made me think maybe helvella as i have found those in rocky sandy soil.

    i'm not sure how to technically describe these but the pics should be enough i think.
    also in there is a little antler i think may be lucidum, i know it's some sort of ganoderma though i'm pretty sure

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    yes sir they are:)
     
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    The tri color mushroom image looks like a wild reishi? Image 5. The dark red, yellow and white. As you said Lucidum. Not sure though
     
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    Cool pics, i've never had chanterelles before, are they good eating? I just ate a brand new fungi tonight for the first time called Forestiere they were pretty good
     
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    Major Myc pasture pirate Mushroom Doctor

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    awesome! i'm freakin thrilled, now me and the wife will definitely be going back to forage these, im about a thousand percent certain no one around here knows about them. most people here think all mushrooms are poison except agaricus bisporous lol. wondergirl, i'm pretty sure it's some kind of reishi i'm going to put all these on agar and send a culture to anyone interested at some point soon
     
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    chanterelles are to die for,and I may die if I don't have a good season this year!don't you love the Apricot smell! that is 100 percent a reishi too:)those black ones appear to be Craterellus,but I'm not familiar with those.
     
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    awesome! That's definitely a cool find, as well as all the others you stumbled upon. I always call Reishi that grows in antlers candy corn haha because of that coloring. If it is you and your wife should make a tea :)
     
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    Candy Corn,that's what they reminded me of,but I couldn't figure it out!
     
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    seem that way around here too

    nice finds , i also have never tasted a chanterelle
     
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    If I get a good haul this season,I could send you guys some,they dry really well,and retain their flavor when rehydrated:)
     
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    that would be fantastic :D

    thanks man
     
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    candy corn was exactly what was in my head when i saw it, there were a couple antlers on that tree. i've never eaten them either, and the apricot smell is definitely there especially on the black ones, moreso than the yellow but both have it. when i smelled them in the woods i thought my nose was thrown off by some flowers nearby but we smelled them again here and they were sweet and fruity smelling. i also found some puffballs and what i think may be an agaricus. i've got a ton of pics to upload and my advanced uploader won't work so i'm having to use the basic one one pic at a time
     
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    No problemo,keep your fingers crossed for me:)Yeah,the smell is just unreal,and it gets stronger as they dry:)Can't wait to see your other pics!
     
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    i'm gonna have to go pack a bowl of this mexi schwag before i'll have the patience enough to upload all of them :lol:
     
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    yep, those are chants. I used to call the yellow ones cantherellus cibarius but thats a european species, and I don't know the new name, but "golden chanterelle" is a great name. They are delicious :awetongue: the black ones are craterellus cornicopoides aka "horn-of -plenty" or "trump-de-mort"(trumpet of death) no theyaren't poisonous, it's just because they are black. They are one of the very best and most desireable mushrooms you could find, and they are fairly rare IME. Very nice!
     
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    Yay! I'm so excited to find them, I wish I'd found more but now we know to look for them. I'm gonna at least put the reishi on agar, maybe all of em if they will stay fresh
     
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    you'll have a serious uphill battle with the chanterelles, they are mycorhizzal, so extremely difficult to fruit (actually impossible, as far as I know) thats what make them so desireable :)
     
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    Yeah I just want to save the myc, maybe at some point it will be useful to have, but most likely I'll just do the reishi. Did I pick the chants too late, I don't know how they should look at peak tastiness
     
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    no, they look mighty fine and prime to me :) Chanterelles stay good in the wild for a long time, because bugs don't mess with them, for the most part. As they age, they start to get red. Once they are red, I'd say they are too old. I chop the stems off, because they are a little tough :) You sure are finding them early this year!