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Offlinepurpleberries
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colorado mushroom hunt
    #1991083 - 10/08/03 09:07 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

we found nothing magic, and i doubt we ever will in colorado, but heres the find. this post is just for fun, but your more then welcome to take a stab at identification.






a big field of these...



and smoker for peace in the horse pasture...


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Re: colorado mushroom hunt [Re: purpleberries]
    #1991103 - 10/08/03 09:15 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

The driest horse pasture in the world :frown: 

We havent had rain in a few weeks; so I'm suprised we found as many mushrooms as we did.  Although the mushrooms we found were in well watered areas. 


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Re: colorado mushroom hunt [Re: purpleberries]
    #1991213 - 10/08/03 09:49 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

The 4th photo is probably Conocybe lactea, which is a very common lawn mushroom here.

The 5th one looks like Phaeolus schweinitzii.

The 6th and 7th photos are Coprinus comatus, also called Shaggy Manes. They are choice edibles. You need to eat them before the gills start to change color from white to black.


So, what part of the state? It hasn't rained here in weeks, as you say.

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: colorado mushroom hunt [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1991402 - 10/08/03 11:00 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

We're right across the Dam road from you. I live just outside the boundires for Greenwood Village. I've seen the shaggy manes quite often this fall. Are the mushrooms better raw or cooked. Also, do shaggy manes decompose rather quickly? After a few days the mushrooms in the 6th and 7th decompose and turn into black goo.

Have you been finding any mushrooms lately?


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Re: colorado mushroom hunt [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1991410 - 10/08/03 11:04 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Heh, nevermind. I answered all of my questions with a quick search on google.


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Re: colorado mushroom hunt [Re: cherokee]
    #1991412 - 10/08/03 11:05 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Shaggy manes turn into black soup if they are sporulating. Like you said. Most species in Coprinus will do this. I've heard that they are excellent in omelets.


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