How to tell the difference between pearl and elm oysters.

Discussion in 'HUNTING & IDENTIFICATION' started by isme, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. isme

    isme Member

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    Hi all,
    I just found these growing on a hickory log out back...there were alot of them. (I am in Arkansas...to be sure!)
    When trying to photograph them in their natural habitat I found that I was standing in a bees nest... I got about a half dozen stings.
    I'm pretty sure they are oysters but...
    Can someone tell me how to tell what strain they are? Pearl or elm? How do I tell the difference?
    Thanks!
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  2. LuckOfTheFryish

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    Probably Pleurotus ostreatus
     
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