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I live in illinois and am very interested in finding a few good Pluteus salicinus. i was hopong that someone with experence with this mushie could help guide me to it. also i can not find any good pictures or detailed id guides on the net, could someone give me a good hard shove in the right direction? Also i have read different reports on blue brusing, does it occour and if so does it take the standard 15-30 seconds like cubes do? thanks and peace zippoz
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I found a bluing pluteus species about 6 or 7 years ago in a river flood plain area. They were found in the early fall. They were large mushrooms, caps were 6 inches across or more on some specimens. Some of the caps were a light greenish- gray color, but the majority were more light buff colored (probably from drying out). I knew they were some type of Pluteus species at nearly first glance, but some of the stem bases were a greenish -blue color, which is what drew my attention. I kicked a mushroom over and the rest of the stem blued immediately. I checked several, and they all did this. I thought it was odd, but at the time, I had never heard of an active Pluteus.Several months later I purchased Stamet's book, and saw the pic of Pluteus salicinus in it. It looked nearly identical to the mushies I had found. I've since been back to the same area, every year, around the same time ( I have to check wood-duck boxes), with camera in hand and haven't found the bastards again yet. My timing sucks. The area I found these in was forested with mainly hardwoods like river birch, oaks, hickory, sycamore etc. The area was fairly clear of underbrush, probably from floods. The mushrooms were growing from the wood debris on the ground. It would be great if someone could find one of the active pluteus species and get some good pics.
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