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Mushroom ID Thread
« on: November 10, 2015, 01:32:07 PM »
I am a mushroom noob, but I am interested in learning more about the various things that can be foraged.
 

I thought it might be of interest to start a mushroom ID thread, post pics, discuss the variety, when/where they are found, thoughts on whether edible and cautions for lookalikes that may be toxic. 

It probably goes without saying that you should not eat a mushroom unless you are 100% certain that it is not toxic.

There was a recent story about a surge in poison control calls this year due to consumption of toxic varieties of mushrooms.

You alone bear the responsibility for yourself in the consumption of mushrooms you forage.

(If there is an ongoing thread here, please let me know and I'll merge this.)

That said, here is my initial entry.  Found today (11/10/15), under a deciduous tree, after the recent weeks of rain (cap size approx. 6-8 inches in diameter).


Pretty sure it's not this one.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/there-is-a-type-of-fungus-that-can-instantly-induce-orgasms-in-women-with-its-smell-a6687611.html


Thanks, Bango.  Putatively ID'd as poisonous, Amanita Muscaria.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 01:34:19 PM »
Those are amanita muscaria.  Do NOT eat

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 02:29:38 PM »
There are a couple good reads on this subject. "The wild and savory mushroom" written by a couple uw professors specifically for the PNW.

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 02:43:38 PM »
There are a couple good reads on this subject. "The wild and savory mushroom" written by a couple uw professors specifically for the PNW.

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"Mushrooms demystified" by david aurora is a very good one too.  And anything written by paul stamets is golden.

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 05:46:14 PM »
What are these mushrooms?  All over in my yard.
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2016, 05:54:04 PM »
Mine too, just after the recent rains in Western WA.  I always assumed they were magic mushrooms.

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2016, 05:55:56 PM »
Mine too, just after the recent rains in Western WA.  I always assumed they were magic mushrooms.
that is my though as well.
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 06:04:01 PM »
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2016, 04:46:38 PM »
[/img] what type of mushroom is the yellow one? Is it editable? Found in Kittitas county in the hills!

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2016, 05:12:26 PM »
Here's a couple I came across down here in ca.  Not sure if it's an edible amanita vernicoccora or the death cap... I left it.

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2016, 07:44:49 PM »
[/img] what type of mushroom is the yellow one? Is it editable? Found in Kittitas county in the hills!
I think it's the cauliflower kind my dad used to get, don't quote.
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2016, 11:04:18 AM »
What are these mushrooms?  All over in my yard.

Just saw this.  From the pic i think they MIGHT be panaeolus foenisecii.  Cant give a positive id from the pic.  If they are, then they can be very weakly psilocybin active, but not strong enough to bother with as youd have to eat a ton of them.

Edit:  just checked and it seems the ones growing in the pnw are generally not active.  Like the giant laughing gym, gymnopolis something or other, seems theyre weakly active in asia and inactive here.

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2017, 07:10:22 PM »
Can anyone ID this mushroom for me? I'm starting to find more and more of them in the northeast corner, especially this time of year. Thanks.
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2017, 04:42:32 PM »
I don't know, but if I found it, I'd be $20 richer... :chuckle:

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2017, 09:07:27 AM »
Any thoughts on this one?
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2017, 01:39:54 PM »
Any thoughts on this one?
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2017, 01:59:08 PM »
Can anyone ID this mushroom for me? I'm starting to find more and more of them in the northeast corner, especially this time of year. Thanks.

Congrats! You found a money mushroom. Next year it will produce $100 bills. Now you need to find that goose laying those golden eggs...

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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2017, 02:02:03 PM »
Antlered rabbit tastes like chicken


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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2017, 09:30:54 PM »
Any thoughts on this one?
Chicken of the woods..
Thank you.  :tup:

I second.. we picked some while elk hunting. Boiled with water then added to our mountain house eggs and bacon.. great addition
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2017, 09:35:22 PM »
Gills, spore and color play a huge role in the family of different mushrooms.

Bolete mushrooms are easy to identify by their his, they look like sponges. All are edible but may not taste great.

This was a staining blue bolete we found. Turns everything blue whenbyou cook it. Look at the undrsid of the cap
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2017, 09:56:05 PM »
What are these mushrooms?  All over in my yard.
Those are not magic mushrooms.

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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2017, 03:24:25 AM »
TO gocougs : it looks like one of the Ramaria botrytis family ........... but the picture is too blurry ........
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2017, 10:12:14 AM »
[/img] what type of mushroom is the yellow one? Is it editable? Found in Kittitas county in the hills!
   Its a spring corals.Good eating but the one shown is a bit old.When found with a purple top and little or no yellow it is choice! PS those morels are really young and fresh.Primo and worth $40#+ at the top end markets.Those should be your target and if you find a good springer that isn't too dirty,fry it up with butter and have it with steaks.Don't over do it as the yellow ones can make some people loose as a goose.

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2018, 01:17:27 PM »
I try to stay away from this Mushroom......some of the others are are almost as deadly in there own way.
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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2018, 02:19:07 PM »
You don't know what you are missing out on Lil Al there is nothing like a good fried up True Morel

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2018, 02:07:03 PM »
Any idea what this mushroom is and if it is edible?
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2018, 02:14:11 PM »
“Oyster”  :tup:

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2018, 03:28:01 AM »
“Oyster”  :tup:
Thank you. FYI... I figured out that it is Pleurotus Populinus. It and Pleurotus Pulmonarius are edible and common in the Pacific Northwest. These two species are basically the same as Pleurotus Ostreatus which is found worldwide. All three are edible.

A couple links to help ID this species...

Pleurotus Populinus: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleurotus_populinus

Pleurotus Pulmonarius: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleurotus_pulmonarius

I had already thrown this one out by the time I identified, but it says that it will continue to grow in the same location for 2-4 years. I’ll be back next year I guess.

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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2018, 05:57:28 AM »
[/img] what type of mushroom is the yellow one? Is it editable? Found in Kittitas county in the hills!
I think it's the cauliflower kind my dad used to get, don't quote.
It's a coral and you can clearly see how it gets its name. Most corals are edible but the yellow have given me some gastric distress. I may have undercooked it but I doubt it.
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2018, 06:04:04 AM »
Here's a couple I came across down here in ca.  Not sure if it's an edible amanita vernicoccora or the death cap... I left it.

This looks a bit like coccora but you'd need to get a good guide to match up where and when you found it, the spore print, and the visual characteristics. Remember - every mushroom is edible...some only once. No free mushroom is worth organ damage or death.

I recommend Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora. This is an extensive study and the "Bible" for most mycologists. His field guide, All That The Rain Brings and, More, contains brilliant photos of the most common edible mushrooms.
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2018, 06:07:42 AM »
Any thoughts on this one?

I concur with Chicken of the Woods. This looks like a dry specimen. When harvesting Chicken, the "shelves" should be moist and spongy. The dryer ones are tough and usually taste piney.
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Re: Mushroom ID Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2018, 07:54:17 AM »
Glad to see you in here and the book recommendations.  Thanks.

Got any general books for plant ID in PNW?  Edible, non-edible, trees, shrubs, grasses, etc.  I know next to nothing.

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« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2018, 08:18:01 AM »
Discovering Wild Plants (PNW) by Janice Schofield is the most comprehensive all-around book on wild edibles I know of.
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« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2018, 09:10:05 AM »
Thanks.

 

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