young Polyporus Squamosus ?

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  1. 3sheets

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    Found these today. Think I got it right maybe? 0507131802a.jpg 0507131802.jpg 0507131802b.jpg
     
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    I don't want to encourage you to eat them, but I think you're right.
     
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    Looks right to me from what I've been id'ing but I still wouldn't eat it based of what I read lol
     
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    I'd say yes.
     
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    I always eat mushrooms when I identify them in books, but then I take all the risk.

    Most of the mushrooms only cause gastrointestinal syndrome so one can live with that.

    But I would never encourage someone do what I do.
     
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    I figure most of these tree polypores are safe reasonably, even if you're not correct right?
    Not that it'd be ideal to be wrong... I have a book on common local ones and its in here. Looks just like it. I need a summer with tree mushrooms before I attempt anything on the ground. Although, I like the sound of those horse mushrooms.

    Are tree mushroooms generally safe?
     
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    Those are Polyporus squamosus! They do not taste very good.
     
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    Your ID is correct. I do not like them cooked in butter just terrible. But the tender edges dipped in egg then breadcrumbs and then deep fried tastes very good.
     
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    I used to think polypores were a fairly safe group but now we are finding out some species of polypores can be deadly. For example Hapalopilus nidulans contains polyporic acid. Can cause kidney failure and brain damage plus a lot of bad things.
     
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    Fried pickles!!!
     
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    Yikes. Kidney damage and brain damage sound.....crappy.
    Polyporic acid...don't a bunch of them counain that? Like birch polypore ect??
    I thought polyporic acid was one of the common constituents.

    "Just terrible" that's a helpful flavor description! I love you guys.
    Thanks to all who replied. Always learning.
     
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    as said before it is P. squamosus... however not said before.. i just tried them last week and i thought they were delicious. i thought they tasted kinda like honeydew melon
     
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    Yeah I bit the inner cap raw and it tastes aggreable for sure
     
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    How about wierd for a flavor discription. See Javadogs thread on cultivated P.s. lots of flavor talk there.
     
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    I just fried these up. I braced for the worst....ONLY TO BE IMPRESSED .
    Weird. Man I thought the flavor was so good. Really good texture too.
    Meaty but not tough
     
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    I didn't say bad just wierd. I will be out looking in Ohio next week and I will pick those and eat if I find any.
     
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    I've found more of those than anything this spring but haven't tried them. I do like how they look though! Where at in OH will you be hunting?
     
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    I just like to pack them around and smell them... is that weird?
     
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    Oh yeah there will be alot of walleye and all the sorts running in the inlets if not already! Havent been up there fishing the streams for awhile but It's crazy how thick the fish can get in the water sometimes.