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InvisibleRebelSteve33
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Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!!
    #1806147 - 08/12/03 04:50 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

For some reason it never occurred to me that I might be able to find some cool mushrooms in my local cemetery, but Effed's recent post encouraged me to go check it out.  I am so glad I did!!! :laugh:

I must say that Effed effin' rocks, and I can't thank you enough for givin' me the graveyard huntin' idea!  I saw mushrooms pretty much everywhere I looked, and I made some really exciting finds.

First, here is a photo of the fungi that I collected and brought home to take spore prints of and/or eat:



:grin:

As you can see, I found a lot of Boletes.  Here are some individual pictures of Bolete's I found... Are any of these edible???



(This one I thought may have been Boletus edulis, but I'm not sure b/c it doesn't have a white net thing covering the stalk.  I know it's not the Chestnut Bolete, though, because the stalk is not hollow.  You can see the pores bruise brown, and the cap color is very similar to the stalk.  You can also see the cap color in the first picture which has the collection of fungi.)

Here's one with a yellow underside:





(The stalk of this one slowly bruised blue after I cut it.)

And here's a smaller one with a red underside:





(This one bruised blue very rapidly.)

As you can also see from the first pic, I came across a nice little patch of Chanterelles.  At least I'm pretty sure they are Chanterelles.  They are kinda different from the Chanterelles I found a little while ago.  Here are a couple pics of one of them to make sure they're what I think they are:





So can I eat em??? :laugh:

I have a few more pics, which I will upload tomorrow, but for now I will leave you with this beauty:



(It is my favorite picture I took today.)

Hope you enjoyed!!! :smile:

And thanks again, Effed!  I luv ya, man! :laugh:

-RebelSteve

 


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1806392 - 08/12/03 05:52 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

On those first two boletes, get a spore print. It will help to make sure we start with the right genus.

You're aware that the Chestnut Bolete (Gyroporus castaneus) develops a hollow stem in age? If those are young, it could be stuffed with pith. A spore print will help verify if it's a Gyroporus or a Boletus.

On the second one, is the upper part of the stem reticulate? Also, bruise the tubes and let us know if it changes color within 30 seconds (and what color).

On the third one, is the cap smooth or velvety? At first glance I'd guess Boletus pseudo-olivaceus. All red or orange pored boletes should be considered poisonous.

Those yellow guys are indeed chanterelles, probably Cantharellus lateritius. They are just as edible as the regular ones.

And, of course, you'll need to get a spore print and a bit of description for that last one.

Nice finds and great photos!

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1806397 - 08/12/03 05:54 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks man!  I am taking spore prints right now.  I'll get back to you with them later.

Right now I am going to go cook those Chanterelles up and eat them on some angel hair pasta with butter and herbs and parmesan cheese.

Mmmmmmmmmm :smile:

Thanks again, ToxicMan! :laugh: 


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1806412 - 08/12/03 05:58 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

HAHA WOW! Great idea!

Nice pictures, I think I am going to go try another graveyard to hunt in. :smile:


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: Effed]
    #1806700 - 08/12/03 07:16 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Good luck with the hunt, man! :laugh:

I hope you find some Chanterelles... The one's I just cooked up were really tasty.  The pasta turned out horribly, but at least the mushrooms were good! :smile:

ToxicMan-

I got some spore prints.

The first Bolete (with the white underside) has a light brown spore print.  The color is exactly like when you hold a candle flame underneath a piece of white paper and it just barely burns it.

The second Bolete (with the yellow underside) has a yellowish/greenish/light brown spore print.  That's the best I can describe it.  Also, the underside does stain a dark blue color immediately upon being bruised.

The third Bolete (with the orangish/red underside) does not seem to have dropped any spores.  There are a couple small spots of yellow underneath it, but I think that might just be from the moisture?

Hope these help :smile: 

EDIT:  I didn't notice any reticulation on that second Bolete.  And the cap of the third Bolete does not seem velvety at all.

The spore print of that last mushroom (with the purple gills) appears to be white.  I have another picture of the cap, which I will have to post tomorrow.  I'm not really worried about ID's, though, unless they are a good edible species.

Thanks again for all your help!  You rock! :laugh:


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1806713 - 08/12/03 07:20 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

awsome finds :laugh: I might have to go back out the graveyard =]


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: tak]
    #1807227 - 08/12/03 09:54 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Hey great idea maybe I should check my local graveyard as well, anyways Cool find, awsome pics.


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1807528 - 08/12/03 11:20 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

The first one with the pale pores matches fairly well with Boletus griseus, which is edible.

The second one seems to match best with Boletus huronensis, which is also edible. I am not terribly confident of that ID, but it seems to match the description pertty much.

The third one still matches best with Boletus pseudo-olivaceus which is officially of unknown edibility, but should not be eaten.

I still don't know what that last one (with the gills) is, but it's not a known choice edible.

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1807552 - 08/12/03 11:26 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Hey I ate some of those boletes last night.. boy were they delicious.  :smile2:


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    #1807572 - 08/12/03 11:29 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

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    #1807608 - 08/12/03 11:37 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I keyed those with Mushrooms of Northeastern North America.


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1808030 - 08/13/03 02:01 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

You're my hero  :grin:


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1809142 - 08/13/03 01:47 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I love the picture with the whole collection. The contrast from mushroom to mushroom is great.

It's rained the past couple days and is supposed to rain today and tomorrow... Looks like I might have my own collection of pictures shortly...


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1810065 - 08/13/03 05:39 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Wow a great book, perfect for my area. I have that one too. :wink:


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More pics from the graveyard [Re: Effed]
    #1810436 - 08/13/03 06:53 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

I?ve got some more photos and information on the fungi I found yesterday in the cemetery. First, here is a shot of that purple-gilled mushroom on its side, showing the cap:



The cap had a small depression in the center, and the stalk was solid except for a very small tube running up the center. The spore print of this mushroom turned out to be a very pale, whitish lilac color.

Here?s a shot of what I believe to be the cap of an Amanita muscaria var. formosa: (The side shot I took of this mushroom did not turn out)



And here are a couple pics of what I believe to be an Amanita rubescens:





I have a couple more pics of two other species I found, which I will have to upload tomorrow because I?ve reached my upload limit already. Any ideas on what that purple-gilled mushroom might be? I?ve looked through my book a few times now, but I don?t see anything like it.

Peace,

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Re: More pics from the graveyard [Re: RebelSteve33]
    #1810447 - 08/13/03 06:55 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Again, nice finds! :thumbup: :thumbup: 


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Re: Graveyard hunting... WOW! Thank you, Effed!!! [Re: ]
    #1810484 - 08/13/03 07:01 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Hi ya-all,

I once, about twenty-five years ago picked five Psilocybe baeocystis shrooms in the Eastlake Cemetary by Volunteer Park in Seattle just five tombstones from Bruce Lee's grave where my ex and I use to go smoke doobies.

But then again we nbever ever found another seingle magic shroom int he graveyard.

One reason is many have Bullshitt perpetual lawn care meaning theyreally never take too good care of the gtrasses in the cemetary except to once and a while mow them.

This cemtary is filled with many asian (Japanese tombstones. However the grasses are opld and mostly lbms, dozens of various mycenoid shrooms adorned the grassy areas of the cemtary. ANd walking all over dead people is not too cool of a thing to do.

I spend three years of at least going through that cemetary after the first find but no magic shrooms ever regrew in the place so I do not visit it anymore, except about four years ago becasue I was in the Capital Hill region.

But your discoveries are cool. Keep looking. ANd of course good things come to those who keep looking.

mj


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