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Worms and mites in drying mushrooms
    #15047833 - 09/08/11 02:28 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

Hello shroomery.  A friend of mine recently picked over 300 liberty caps.  He has laid these mushrooms out on cardboard and left them to air dry.  But after 1 days worth of drying many have became infected with worms and mites. 
I suggested these may die off when the drying process completes. 

Is there any remedy for these pests.  Could they be smoked out?  or suffocated? 

Also I mentioned it may have been because he collected mouldy, infected mushrooms in the first place.  Could this be the cause?

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Re: Worms and mites in drying mushrooms [Re: gnome4766]
    #15047843 - 09/08/11 02:29 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

why don't you look up a drying method and tell him about it lol.:rocket:


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Re: Worms and mites in drying mushrooms [Re: gnome4766]
    #15048355 - 09/08/11 04:01 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

make tea and strain it, store it for a few frigid days

or chuck it, you won't convince anyone they actually like the idea of eating grubs

although someone might come on here and say 'just eat them you pussy', of course they may or may not actually do that themselves, my guess is...sometimes

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Re: Worms and mites in drying mushrooms [Re: masspan]
    #15048388 - 09/08/11 04:09 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

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'just eat them you pussy',




I find little bugs and what not all the time chowing away at the actives I pick. They die off in the dehydrator, but if you eat fresh fungi from outside, you better believe you are eating bugs. Nothing wrong with a bit of extra protein:wink: If they are super infested, you might wanna just chuck them. Also, just laying them on cardboard in a room will result in a pile of mush. You need to research proper drying techniques if you want "dry" mushrooms, not soggy and half dry.


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Re: Worms and mites in drying mushrooms [Re: NeoSporen]
    #15048504 - 09/08/11 04:32 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

Just to be clear

The mushrooms had the maggots and bugs before they were picked... Did not happen while they were drying. If you let them dry, most will leave the mushrooms and eating them will be mostly bug free.

But yes, do not pick moldy mushrooms. They can cause gastric upset, not because of the bugs but because of the mold.

Hope this doesn't really bug you....


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Re: Worms and mites in drying mushrooms [Re: NeoSporen]
    #15048816 - 09/08/11 05:28 PM (2 years, 11 months ago)

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bfogg8706 said:
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masspan said:
'just eat them you pussy',




I find little bugs and what not all the time chowing away at the actives I pick. They die off in the dehydrator, but if you eat fresh fungi from outside, you better believe you are eating bugs.




I recently took some of the racks of my dehydrator, and looked at the part to catch debris that sifts thru the racks. I found a 8th inch of dead insects.


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