Finally broke my Morel virginity!!!

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  1. nomendubium

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  2. tazzman

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    Nice find. I have been eating those my whole life, we never knew they weren't morels, back then.
    The were all the same in the plate.
     
  3. CAPN_TURTLE

    CAPN_TURTLE MYCO-BUG

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    Ok so yesterday after trekking through the woods and finding more half-free's I finally found this!
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    I was so excited but at the same time I had just covered so much forest and thought for sure I had found the only one in the woods lol.
    There is a bridge that connects both sides of a river I was seeing ppl on both days I was out and yesterday mad people were out tramping around with kids running around while they watched and I decided to go check the other side of the stream. When I got to the top one of the many people I probably weirded out exiting the woods at various times in the day asked "having in the luck?" and I told him I had found one yellow and the peckerheads with not much to worry about seeing as there had been no bounty and he bullshitted with me and said "yeah they'll be up in a couple more weeks." Well I started down into the other side of the bank where they had just been and their kids were trampling around and playing amongst the trees and Bam! A beauty sat there, but had a somewhat odd shape, and i picked it to find it had a hollow stem while other ones started to come into view. I hastily picked them since there were many people walking the trail that day and looked it over 2x in a broad circle of the area before exiting in time not to be noticed. I'm not gonna lie I didn't want anyone to notice my new find! But here they are picked and I took time to take a pic of one unpicked I'm about to put on my other spring finds thread.

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    Now my first question: Is the first one a yellow and the others a grey?
    Secondly: Should I keep checking back this spot? Will more continue to pop up? And the yellow seemed maybe a little immature but I was too excited and didn't think i'd find another........
     
  4. nomendubium

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    did you read the paper I linked you? They are all Morchella esctlentoides, or maybe M. cryptica for one or two of them
     
  5. CAPN_TURTLE

    CAPN_TURTLE MYCO-BUG

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    Yeah I did read the paper you linked me too as I do everything you take the time to post for me, sometimes over and over lol but i thought i had my grip on morchellas with the elate, esculenta, and then the punctipus that i believed to be semilibera. Then as with everything else I dig into I found there is so much more but I'm about to do another read now having your insight into what I found. All the ones together in a pic were found around the same fallen trees. The top one was found all by itself a good 100 yards of forest away along the bank. I thought for sure it was different. Congratulations by the way on your jackpots! I was so jealous and showed my wife! I've been so busy between grows, hunting, studying, and doing my landscape among other stuff I hadn't gotten to really congratulate you. I'm going back out tomorrow and possibly the day after to a different park if I dont find anything again tomorrow but I"m gonna search new territory in the same park. Fingers crossed.
     
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  6. CAPN_TURTLE

    CAPN_TURTLE MYCO-BUG

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    Were the morels I picked still immature or something? The ones I've been seeing everyone post around the area have all been a yellower color such as what you have. Maybe I missed something else and I will read through again but I've definitely gained a much better grip on the true taxonomy of morels which is cool shit.
     
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    Congrats :clap2:
     
  8. CAPN_TURTLE

    CAPN_TURTLE MYCO-BUG

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    Thanks Rogue!
     
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    I really do not mind outdated names. Since I have been mushrooming some of the mushrooms names have been changed over a half dozen times. Having a standard set of good common names would be useful cause they would stay the same. As for the paper http://www.mycologia.org/content/104/5/1159.full. I believe its been outdated since it came out, however I could be wrong. I would use Bulletin De La Society Mycologique De France Tome 126 fascicules 3 et 4 Les Morilles by . Were talking about a doc that is about 200 pages and has more morel species in it that you could dream about.
     
  10. Jeff

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    You got me beat Captain. :clap:
     
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    I want to find some morels. They oughtta be out soon around here, all we really need is some damn rain,. It is just too dry out there.
     
  12. CAPN_TURTLE

    CAPN_TURTLE MYCO-BUG

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    It's been a dry week here too but I'm gonna go out a couple hours. We won't be able to look for these delicacies for another year. I took the water I soaked mine in and plan on getting some sort of sprayer ad dispersing the liquid next time I go down to the property.
     
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    And not so sure the race is over Jeff lol but SomeGuy seems to be taking home the basket. As for the names John I'm finding it pays to know all the above. It helps to be able to discuss the subject with all interest levels in fungus but as well the fact that it is still ever changing and nothing is etched in stone makes it most interesting!
     
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    Another handful today. I left some that were tiny even though some of the ones I kept were small I kind of figured the area they were in they would be trampled this weekend. They're getting dry though and I hope we get rain soon as I have a bit of property I plan to hit next weekend for the first time in the spring.
     
  15. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Finally found a few. It is so dry here and I really haven't tried to look for them in the past. The pic was taken with my phone. Agar is cooling and plates standing by.

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  16. GGTBod

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    Is it cloning to be done? How do these sporulate?
     
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    They spore from the brain looking part. I am going to attempt to clone the thing. Nice thing about morels the myc is super fast. Should be no problem to get a decent clean culture.
     
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    Running accross a couple of plates isolating away from anything you don't like the look of. I have not played with agar in nearly 4 years
     
  19. Jeff

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    You will soon. You have the bug again.
     
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    Almost ready to roll, just ran out of funds getting the bits and bobs to build the workbench and SAB