Old thread hit image limit >2654791Here's a dump from my latest trek. What can you guys ID?
>>2669354Biggest ink cap I've ever found!
>>2669358Gem amanita I think
>>2669360A young one just popping out
>>2669349those give me diarrhea
How do I know when my oyster mushrooms are ready to pick?
>>2669432Watch the outer edges of the cap(the fringe) When it starts to flatten out, they're ready. Just look for the largest most mature mushroom of the cluster. You'll notice the fringe start to go from curled under, to flat and then to up and slightly inward to push the gills out to get their spores better air flow. Those are ready. If you let them go another couple days, they'll be dumping spores.
>>2669500Fairy ring of unknown mushroom
>>2669628Macrolepiota procera or Parasol mushroom. Edible but I don't like the flavour
>>2669425What are they?
Well I guess that's that for a dog shit mushroom season. I live right in the middle of the red area.I haven't seen a single mycorhizzal species since July. It rained once a couple weeks ago but nothing substantial since. Temps are dropping to 30-40 now and won't recover until spring.Farmer's Almanac says there's a cold, wet, and long winter coming up so maybe morel season will actually happen next year.I wish I lived in the PNW
>>2669343>>2669346Ivory waxy cap>>2669357>>2669358hideous gomphidius
>>2669500Are those all milk caps?
check out this bad boy i found in the hoh rainforest
>>2669793Lactarius deliciosus yes. The whole basket was 2 hours worth of hunting.
>>2669825Can those get infected with the lobster mushroom fungi?
>>2669835I guess they could be infected but I've never seen a lobster mushroom and they don't seem to be around my area (northen Spain)
>>2669838They could get infected*
>>2669835They can. Lactarius and russula are the two that I know of that can become parasitized by Hypomyces lactifluorum.
>>2669811Neat! Pretty colors. Is it soft? Looks like CoTW. the first 2-3in from the outer edge are the best. After that they get woody/corky.
I’ve never actually seen this before, brave little mushrooms
>>2669743Here in WI we were pretty much like that up until a very rainy October. Happy with the amount of oysters, blewits, CoTW, maitake, shaggy mane, puffballs, and others, but pretty lacking on the mycorhizzal front
>>2670290Not to gloat but this is an image board after all
Hypsizygus ulmarius. Not the best taste but interesting growth patterns and remarkably hardy
Oysters, and other mushrooms for that matter, persisted later into the season closer to Lake Michigan than inland, most likely due to its moderating effect on temperature
I like these Gymnopilus junonius
>>2670051i never touched it but im not sure it's cotw based on the smooth edges
Well the hard freezes are here and I didn't do too great this year. Found a good patch of oysters, couple honey mushrooms, some porchini, and lots of turkey tail. But no lions mane, no chanterelles, and nothing magic besides fly agaric. I might just try an outdoor grow come spring. Get a few logs doing orchard arborist side jobs and inoculate them with lions mane. Maybe try a wood chip patch if i can find a secure source for azy spores.
>>2672408What are we even supposed to do with this hobby in the winter months? Stick our fingers in our asses and wait for morels?
>>2672528Look for winter mushrooms....Honestly, if you're not familiar enough to know what grows when aside from morels and chanterelles, you should probably just pick those. Or take this time, pull your thumb out of your ass and educate yourself.
>>2669343how do people start a mushroom business in homes? what equipment do you need, step-by-step guide, good resources etc. I understand that u need a pressure canner to sterilize the substrate (woodchips/coffee grinds) then u need some mushroom culture to inject intoappreciate the help bros.
>>2672795I am not sure there's going to be mushrooms growing under 6" of snow and 15 degree temps
>>2672864mushrooms grow in antarcticBut you're correct that they're less likely to be growing under the snow. So start looking at trees, logs and spots on the ground where the snow has thawed. Again, unless you know what to look for, specific to your area, you're not going to find them. Learn what grows in your area and when. Mushrooms grow year round, it's just a matter of knowing where and what to look for. But you're clearly more interested in bitching than learning, unless it's bottle fed to you. So, good luck with...nah, you're not even going to go looking in the spring. Larper..
>>2672869I really just wanted to know what other people do in the winter, not find my own mushrooms dude
>>2672914Usually in winter I go /lit/ and /diy/
>>2672839You will need to learn sterile techniques to prevent contamination of your entire operationYou will need to learn agar work to keep your genetics goingYou will need space and the ability to control temperature and humidity to fruit the species of mushrooms you want to growYou will need to a plan to keep this high-humidity environment from damaging the rest of your houseYou will need credentials that say you know what you're growing and buyers to sell toYou will need to keep your costs below your income
A bunch of muscarias next to my home. What to do with them? Should I dry and smoke them? Eat them? I've done psilocybe before but never amanitas
>>2673012I smoke them. it's a mild dissociative. people boil them down to a broth but I don't trust it enough to eat, apparently the wild varieties vary greatly in their potency. I'm not trying to go viking berserker, I just can't smoke weed because of work.
>>2673014What I've heard is they are less potent in cold climates, thus they were eaten by vikings and siberian people. Not my case, I live in Spain. I've read drying them converts the majority of muscarine (bad stuff) to muscimol which is the psychodelic molecule.
>>2673014Smoking them sounds disgusting>>2673022It's ibotenic acid that converts to muscimol, not muscarine. Muscarine is toxic but present in such small quantities that it can be ignored. Drying converts around 35% ibotenic acid, sun drying converts some percentage more. To convert 100% you have to go through a decarboxylation process although 100% is not really necessary
>>2669811polypore in the rishi familydelete this post and never mention the HOh again.>Fuckoff were full
>>2673060>decarboxylation processwhy is it so hard to say "you have to boil them"?
>>2673149NTA.. Boiling, baking, smoking and to a small degree drying are all decarboxylation processes. So, to anyone familiar with decarboxylation, to say "you have to boil them" is like saying "if people without legs need wheel chairs, everyone that is disabled needs wheel chairs" I can tell you went through the new Bush "no child left behind" common core shcool system. They teach everyone as if they're autistic. Only one answer. Can't have them thinking on their own.
>>2673149>why be specific when you can be intentionally vague?The water needs to be at a specific pH and it takes a certain length of time too
>>2673148the hoh aint an unknown place anon, the place is crawling with tourists
>>2673160>makes a retarded analogy while trying to sound smartyou're not smart>>2673179you're wrong--but you're clearly stupid as well so explaining chemistry is rather pointlesst. organic chemist
>>2673763>Says something stupid while trying to sound smart>Gets called on it>Cries about itmany such cases
>>2673198ok, so you're a transplant seattlite cancergot it--thanks for clarifying
>>2673865>comes on 4chan and cry's because people use big words>doesn't know what he's talking about>only knows how to green text like a fag instead of proving anything he's sayingwhatever you say sperg
>>2673744awh...did someone get his fee fees hurt? too dumb to get a simple concept so you lash out at others? poor little retard.
Funny looking. Geastrum saccatum
>>2673879>cry'sGod damn it anon, you had one job
>>2669343Lepista personata, one of the best mushrooms I've ever tasted
>>2674474Destroying Angels are very pretty and taste great! That's why they are so dangerous.
>>2674474What anime bruh
>>2674514Doesn't look like it's worth watching