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Possible Chicken Mushroom?
    #3065665 - 08/29/04 05:31 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

It is critical that you describe mushrooms fully and accurately in order to get a proper identification.

A good picture of the mushrooms is invaluable.

Along with the pictures (if possible), please include the following:

a. Habitat (where [state/province/country] and what does it grow on)

Found in Western Michigan. Growing on a dead,rooted stump.I beleive the stump was Maple.
b. Characteristics of the gills (color, attached/not, gills/pores, etc)
Very small yellow orange pores
c. Measurements of cap and stem.
This specimen is about 3.5" across,no actual stem.
d. Characteristics of the stem (color, texture, hollow/solid, thin/thick, etc)
What could be called a stem was the same color/texture as the mushroom.
e. Characteristics of the cap (color, texture, conical/spherical, convex/concave, etc)
Yellow orange mass,slightly fiberous.
f. Spore print color (very important!)
Have'nt taken one.
g. Color that the mushroom bruises
Does'nt seem to bruise at all.
h. Scent of mushroom
My daughter thought that it smells like chicken, but told me that after I told her what kind of fungus I beleived it was.

I know this specimen is maybe a little past it's prime. But if it is in fact Laetiporus sulphureus I could add it to my small list of edibles I've found in Western Michigan.

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Re: Possible Chicken Mushroom? [Re: Pinhead]
    #3066377 - 08/29/04 09:12 PM (13 years, 27 days ago)

It does appear to be, although both the specimen and the photos aren't in as good a condition as might be desired.

Happy mushrooming!

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Re: Possible Chicken Mushroom? [Re: ToxicMan]
    #3067895 - 08/30/04 04:58 AM (13 years, 27 days ago)

I second ToxicMan's reply............peace

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