Yesterday's One Hour Foray

Discussion in 'HUNTING & IDENTIFICATION' started by Nexus, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Nexus

    Nexus New Member

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    Had one of my best forays to date yesterday. Within an hour we gathered 152 Coprinus comatus/Shaggy Mane, 2 Calvatia gigantea/Giant Puffballs, and a few bunches of Hericium coralloides/Comb Tooth/Lions Mane!

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    There were many more Shaggys but we didn't have room to carry them all.

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    The colander packed full after the Shaggys were cleaned.

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    The Shaggys cleaned, cut, and ready for the frying pan.

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    We've had a week of almost steady rain so the recent explosion of mushrooms is incredible.

    Here's a pair of Giant Puffballs I'll be going back for in a few days when they're (hopefully) ready.

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    And a couple of 'novelty' shrooms..... Geastrum triplex/Collared Earthstar.

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  2. OoBYCoO

    OoBYCoO Super Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    :amazin: I have plenty of puffballs in my yard but I don't know which ones they are specifically so I never chanced eating them. How do they taste? Is it worth it?
     
  3. Nexus

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    They're a 'choice edible' but not one of my favourites. Shaggys are definitely my favourite.

    In the past we've sliced and fried the puffballs in butter/oil/salt & pepper and they weren't bad. This time we're gonna try them battered.

     
  4. Nexus

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    I should also mention that you should make sure you cut each puffball from top to bottom and make sure the interior completely white and featureless. It should be pure white for the best flavor and have no sign of a developing mushroom with a stalk, gills and cap. Amanitas at the button stage can resemble small puffballs.
     
  5. Major Myc

    Major Myc pasture pirate Mushroom Doctor

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    awesome man! i had no idea you could eat those shaggy ones, i know shaggy mane is edible i just didn't know that was it, we have those all over here and the puffballs too. great finds and pics!
     
  6. OoBYCoO

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    Yeah, you definitely don't want the puffballs w/ the black centers! :wink:
     
  7. Nexus

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    This is off topic but... how does one know if and when a thread is replied to?

    It took me forever to figure out how to add photos and now I can't figure this out LOL!
     
  8. OoBYCoO

    OoBYCoO Super Moderator Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Well I have my email notifications set to immediate so that whenever my thread or post is replied to I get an email w/ the link to the new post. Or you can click on "new posts" at the top of the page and the threads w/ that little grey box means it has unread posts.. click on that little grey box to the left of the title and it will take you to the new post. :wink:
     
  9. Nexus

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    Thanks!

    I was hoping there was a way to be notified on site rather than email which I never check. A 'threads' link would be great.

    This is a nice site but not the most user friendly I'm afraid. :(

     
  10. EvilMushroom666

    EvilMushroom666 Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Its a work in progress Nexus, we are taking in all the comments and concerns from our members and as we have time the coding to make the site easier to navigate will be implemented. We are still in our infancy, please bear with us;-)

    Nice finds! I better get out myself today or tomorrow, it has been raining here nonstop as well so I bet their are lots of goodies out to find!

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  11. Nexus

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    I know man... good things come in time. No disrespect meant. You guys have done a great job here! :)

    Where in Canada do you live again? I think we did a trade in the other forum but my memory is getting old like the rest of me LOL!

    We finally have a day without rain here in Southern Ontario.

     
  12. EvilMushroom666

    EvilMushroom666 Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    Not at all far from you brother, have had the same weather system over the last week and a bit. I have yet to get out to hunt that much this year after a a few failed hunts in the spring, thinking now is the time judging from your pictures.

    I know you meant no disrespect nexus, just wanted to let you know, and everyone know that the Admin team here at Myco-tek is listening and writing a list of things to implement, change, make better etc;-)
     
  13. Professor PinHead

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    Holy shit what a find! :ugh:

    That is awesome! I would remember where that patch was growing for sure.
     
  14. Nexus

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    Foray Day 2......

    Today was another good day for mushrooms. We collected 8 Polyporus squamosus/Dryad's saddle and 102 Coprinus comatus/Shaggy Mane!

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    Shaggys and Saddle Chips tonight! :dance:
     
  15. EvilMushroom666

    EvilMushroom666 Well-Known Member Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    I am jealous!

    Because of your post today I went out to my normal path and had a walk around. I found nothing that was not decayed over the 30 minute trail, near the end I saw one poly squamosus and that was all...lol.

    Guess tomorrow is another day to get out and hunt...I just am having no luck this year. I am looking for fruits to clone for my own personal collection.
     
  16. Toni

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    :woot1: What a nice find! I´m jealous too.
     
  17. Nexus

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    Keep huntin'! The Shaggys appear over night and go to ink very quickly within a day or two. :rotten:
     
  18. LuckOfTheFryish

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    wow. good haul!