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Offlineqwertypoi
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Disasterous Hunt....
    #2377646 - 02/26/04 01:38 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

My friend Elliot (a mushroom "veteran") and I planned this night for a few weeks at work. It was my first time hunting (and eating) and he said he knew this place where mushies grow rampant at around 4am in the morning.So we went out and bought a torch and a tuppaware container to store them im and went hunting in the field place at around 2am to see if there was ANYTHING sprouting at all. We didn't see a thing, apart from a spider that was the size of my hand. We called it a rollerskate spider for some reason. Anyway, we left dissapointed.

Hopefully we will be able to ask this chick who knows where they all are, then we might find some. After reading a lot of stuff here i really want to try shrooms. Eh, i've finished my rant.

Oh yeah, we are in Brisbane, Australia if anyone wants to give us any info on where to find them. Cheers


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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: qwertypoi]
    #2377927 - 02/26/04 03:15 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Well, welcome to the Shroomery.

Be sure to read our FAQ's and the "sticky" posts in the top of the Mushroom Hunting forum. They will basically outline quite a few things.

As far as hunting goes, be sure of a few things. One, make sure you are not trespassing. Two, make sure you know what you are looking for. Three, do not eat anything that is NOT identified here first.

A veteran would know that mushrooms do not grow just during the early morning hours like 4AM. They will be there all day, and will grow depending on the weather conditions.

Lastly, asking for specific locations here in the Mushroom Hunting forum is NOT permitted, so please do not do that. The fun of hunting is to find your own spots. Ask anyone here, you will not find some mushrooms until a few go-outs down the line... Finding them on your first time is pretty slim. Its defiently a hobby that takes time! So in the meantime, read up lots.

I dont know what the weather is like in brisbane, but, it depends on what active mushrooms you will be finding. If its subtropical, then during the summer months, you will want to be looking in cow dung for Psilocybe cubensis, otherwise if its temperate you will need to look in the fall/winter for woodloving speceis like Psilocybe subs.


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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: qwertypoi]
    #2378018 - 02/26/04 04:05 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Sounds like an unsuccessful hunt, not disasterous.

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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: qwertypoi]
    #2378094 - 02/26/04 05:28 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I live in Brisbane and I've gone hunting three times this week, because of the rain we've had lately.

All the usual spots I get Blue Meanies from, I couldn't find them!!!!  NOT EVEN ONE!!

Though I did find these growing in some grass... are they anything?



They don't smell very strong, but a little bit like normal mushrooms.
Light Brown spore print (similar to the gills).
Diameter varies from 1 cm to 1 inch

I suspect Panaeolus antillarum  which is nothing

What I don't understand is how these mofos are thriving, and yet no Cyanescens or Cubes are growing in their usual spots... :frown:


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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: teen]
    #2378200 - 02/26/04 06:29 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Given a light brown spore print, those are definitely not Panaeolus. Paneolus have black spore prints or sometimes dark purplish brown ones.

My first guess would be that those are Agrocybes. Not active, not worth eating, probably not poisonous (and if they are, not very poisonous).

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: qwertypoi]
    #2378592 - 02/26/04 10:38 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Um... that's not disasterous; you just didn't find any mushrooms.

Disasterous would be something along the lines of jumping a barbwire fence, cutting your balls, getting chased by an angry bull, slipping and spraining your ankle, then getting arrested for trespassing. That would be disasterous.


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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: qwertypoi]
    #2379369 - 02/26/04 01:41 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)


Gumby Dude forgot disaterous as jumping an electrical fence and getting hung on it.

Anyway
If you use tupperware place a paper towel on the bottom of the tupperware and do not cover it while collecting or transporting the shroomies back to your home.

This will insure that the shrooms won't sweat and the larvae inside the stems won't hatch.

Otherwise the larvae will crawl up the stems and start to eat the caps of the shrooms. They can devour a 4-5 inch diameter of a shroom cap in a single night.

I posted that info elsewhere here called the worms, etc

mj

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Edited by mjshroomer (02/26/04 01:43 PM)


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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: teen]
    #2379386 - 02/26/04 01:46 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Possibly a species of Stropharia.

mj,

not psychoactive.


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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: mjshroomer]
    #2379839 - 02/26/04 03:41 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I realize it is good advice, but I've never had bugs eat through my specimens. I think the bugs over in Thailand much be much more aggressive feeders than what I've ever seen in my part of the world.

Stropharia usually have darker gills than what you see in these specimens due to their sporeprint color. These specimens have a light brown print, while stropharia prints range from dark brown to nearly black.

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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: qwertypoi]
    #2379851 - 02/26/04 03:46 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

So we went out and bought a torch 




:lol:.. what kind of 'torch'?? :smile:

That paints a rather frightening picture in my mind, i could just imagine a farmer looking out on his land at 4am in the morning and watching the siloette of shadows from people and one of them carrying a flaming torch...

Anyways, looking for shrooms in the dark is both difficult and dangerous. And it is made much easier to not use any lights like a flashlight or a flaming-torch, because your eyes adapt to the dark and then you'll spot the shrooms in the dark much easier.

You should try to find a place to safely look for them in daylight hours.


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Re: Disasterous Hunt.... [Re: GGreatOne234]
    #2380367 - 02/26/04 06:25 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

In English (UK) a flashlight is a torch.

mj

and an elevator is a lift and a tv is a l telly

and a cop is a bobbie, and you are then under arrest for flashing a light at 4 am in the morn.

mj


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