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Vermont Gym Find
    #3140821 - 09/15/04 10:04 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Earlier today, I found my first Big Laughing Gyms. These suckers were growing on a log in a mixed forest. There is no doubt in my mind they are Gyms: slight veil remnant, the way the gills are attached to the stem, rust-brown spores, etc. I did a small taste test, and they are indeed VERY bitter. I left a few specimens on the log that seemed a little too rotten to even make a tea out of, but I think these will be okay. I'm drying them in front of a fan, then I'll make tea or put them in some soup when I'm ready to try them.

I also found many black trumpets (my favorite), boletes, suillus, and chanterelles, these only show a few:

Edit: Gym dry weight = 10.4 g

Edited by kam (09/16/04 03:42 PM)

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Re: Vermont Gym Find [Re: kam]
    #3140956 - 09/15/04 10:29 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Nice chanterelle!


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Re: Vermont Gym Find [Re: thearmedforces]
    #3140990 - 09/15/04 10:36 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Nice Kam,,,I found some Big Nasties
today also... lot's of black trumpets as well....
Still no chaterelles for me....Nofindum...

My hunting partner is gone, I miss her so!

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