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Easy identification for ya.
    #1667875 - 06/27/03 08:51 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Hi,

I don't know much about wild mushrooms and recently went hunting just for the fun of it. I found a weird looking mushroom that scared the shit out of me since it was looking so unusual (the cap was looking like a brain!). Someone then told me that this specie is not rare at all and is actually not poisonous!

I'm just curious to learn what's his name.

Here's a pic of it. It's from the cover a mushroom identification book. Sorry, very small pic. It's the one on the top of the cover.

Thanks!



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Re: Easy identification for ya. [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #1667884 - 06/27/03 08:53 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: Easy identification for ya. [Re: Anno]
    #1667912 - 06/27/03 09:08 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)


Thanks for the link. That was pretty much like it but not exactly it. The ones I saw were more dark purple than yellowish white. They had big wide caps standing on small stems.

I watched every pics of the Morchella family on MushroomExperts and didn't find something dark purple. Do you know any other mushroom families that have brain looking caps?

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Re: Easy identification for ya. [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #1667913 - 06/27/03 09:08 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

That's a morel! It's a choice edible species.

Nice find!


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Re: Easy identification for ya. [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1667937 - 06/27/03 09:24 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I was so surprised of finding something like that! You know, I was expecting to find some non-weird looking mushrooms like the ones that turn blue when picking, hehe.

I found this one looking so bizarre that eating it was probably the last of my concerns. I then realized it was an edible.. oops!


Well, I have a more general question. When is the best time for mushroom hunting? I guess it depends on which species you are looking for but let say, in which season there is the more species fruiting outside? I just don't know.

I live in Quebec (East Coast, near Vermont). I went hunting for the first time in May and found absolutely nothing in the woods except these Morels. Found a lot of dried shrooms from last year though..!



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Re: Easy identification for ya. [Re: fIsh in my head]
    #1667985 - 06/27/03 09:53 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

You know, there are a lot of people who are practically killing themselves trying to find morels?

Morels are a spring species, one of the first each year to come out. Give it a month and you'll probably start seeing more of the other things.

Also, before you eat any morels, make sure you know how to identify a False Morel. They have the potential to kill you, so be sure.

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    #1668264 - 06/28/03 12:32 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah, If someone hadn't already mentioned False Morels I was going to.

Be 100% sure you've got a morel before you think about eating it. Like ToxicMan Those false ones can kill you.


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Re: Easy identification for ya. [Re: Gumby]
    #1668276 - 06/28/03 12:45 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)


In conclusion, I do have of lot of homeworks to do when it comes to hunting.

thanks :laugh:

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    #1668976 - 06/28/03 09:43 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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That was pretty much like it but not exactly it. The ones I saw were more dark purple than yellowish white. They had big wide caps standing on small stems.

I watched every pics of the Morchella family on MushroomExperts and didn't find something dark purple. Do you know any other mushroom families that have brain looking caps?






http://www.bluewillowpages.com/mushroomexpert/gyromitra_esculenta_02big.jpg




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Re: Easy identification for ya. [Re: motaman]
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