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Offlinefreedomseeker
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Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my!
    #3162725 - 09/22/04 12:29 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

WTF??? I think these are Aminitas...but I have NEVER seen these on my land before...or anywhere else for that matter. Odd!



This one was about 5 or so inches tall and...well the subject said it all...it has a very phallic appearance! Like someones uncircumsized penis. Crazy!



Here's a better perspective. Like an alien coming out of the ground!



These are some young Velvet Foot mushrooms I believe. I found them growing on an old dead stump right where one of my most dependable Chanterelle plots are. Pretty...and edible according to my books. Never eaten them though.



And last but not least...my beautiful big bowl of Chanterelles, freshly picked off my land and already in our bellies. YUM! I'll be going back on Saturday for some more. There were a ton of young ones that should be ready by them...I hope!



There's something very rewarding about harvesting Chanterelles off your own land. At least I don't have to worry about trespassing!

Speaking of harvesting Chanterelles, I have been meaning to share a helpful tip for the newer Chanterelle hunters out there...(on here.) When you find a Chanterelle, look up. More than likely, if you're in the PNW, you'll be standing under a Hemlock tree. Chanterelles LOVE "Hems." More times than not if I can scope out where the Hemlock trees are growing in a forest, I will score.

So go check out your tree books...or look online to see what the difference is between Douglas Fir trees and Hemlock Firs. Here's a hint. You know the cute little mini pine cones you find now and then? About an inch or so in length? Check out the trees they grow on!

Peace~
L


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Re: Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my! [Re: freedomseeker]
    #3162760 - 09/22/04 12:34 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

those are some BEAUTIFUL chantrelles!!!!! :sun:


nice! :thumbup:


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Re: Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my! [Re: freedomseeker]
    #3162817 - 09/22/04 12:44 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Those are defintely some kind of stinkhorn.


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Re: Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my! [Re: freedomseeker]
    #3162832 - 09/22/04 12:48 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I've posted this before but for laughs I will post it again:



Thats a shafty mushroom if I do say so myself.


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Re: Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my! [Re: freedomseeker]
    #3163225 - 09/22/04 02:32 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

nice pics and chanterelle score

those suspected F. velutipes don't really look like any of the ones I've seen though...

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Re: Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my! [Re: spores]
    #3163800 - 09/22/04 09:21 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

DH said:
those suspected F. velutipes don't really look like any of the ones I've seen though...

DH




I agree. No where close. Those shrooms clearly show descending gills, F. Velutipes should show adnexed gills.


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Re: Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my! [Re: YidakiMan]
    #3164318 - 09/22/04 01:04 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Appreciate that feedback on the F. velutipes. Wasn't sure. Found some others that were more mature and they had brown velvet on their bases. I'll do a little more research on them. Hadn't planned on munching them...thank goodness!

Nice penis shroom. Musta been circumsized! :-)

L


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Re: Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my! [Re: freedomseeker]
    #3164770 - 09/22/04 02:42 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Here ya go on the penis mushroom. I looked up Stink Horns. Not that. I really do believe it's a type of Amanita. Perhaps this first one. But could be others as well. The edible varieties are called Grisette. Could have been edible, but easily confused, apparently...with Deadly Amanitas.

When the outer veil (the foreskin) opens up and drops down there is a true mushroom underneath...cap, stem, gills. The volva drops to the ground. I stepped on a more mature one after taking these photos and my foot lipped off the side of the slimy, firm cap. There, to my amazement, was a true muchroom under the covering. It's quite bizarre!

Mushroom ID One


Mushroom ID Two

Odd little buggers ain't they???

L


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Re: Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my! [Re: freedomseeker]
    #3165001 - 09/22/04 03:37 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Those penis shaped mushrooms are indeed Amanitas. An accurate ID requires a bit more info. For example, get some young specimens and see if any of them have a partial veil or ring on the stem. Most of the edible species of Amanita are "exannulate" - that is, they have no partial veil or ring. The main edible annulate Amanitas are the various species related to Caesar's Mushroom.

The main species you need to be 100% certain you're not getting is Amanita phalloides. The cap color of that species is fairly variable, from pure white to fairly dark brown. Making an error and including even one of them in your basket is a pretty certain way to end up in an emergency room. So if you intend to eat Amanitas, be certain you carefully examine each and every specimen carefully.


Your "Velvet Foot" specimens look closer to Oyster Mushrooms. We need to see the gills more closely, and a spore print would be a good idea, too.


Great chanterelles!

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: Penis mushrooms from my land? And CHANTERLLES! Oh my! [Re: ToxicMan]
    #3165185 - 09/22/04 04:21 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Interesting...because the one I stepped on had no ring. That's why when I went home to look in my books I wondered if it really was an Amanita...even though the pics in the book and description seemed surely close.

Yeah...I am just now realizing that ANY Amanitas are edible. I have always just sidestepped them when I find them in the woods. The Caesar's Mushroom sound intriguing. I did a little reading on them today. Along with the Phalloides.

I cut one of my Oyster/Velvet mushrooms to do a print and forgot it out in my garage. I'll go see if anything has dropped off of it just for curiosity. I mainly just thought they were pretty.

I'd always thought that Oysters were flatter. These have the traditional shape of a muchroom, other than their growing off a stump. More than likely an Alder or a Hemlock.

Thanks again. Good to know you're here.

L

Oh...and YES! Those were my first nice haul of Chanterelles for the season and delicious!


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