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Offlinecatalyst777
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Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens?
    #3355771 - 11/13/04 03:10 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I'm not looking for exact locations or anything. The area I'm hunting is from Eureka to Crescent City. There seem to be tons of Galerina look-alikes, but no cyans :frown:


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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: catalyst777]
    #3355909 - 11/13/04 03:46 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

look harder, im in the bay area and i have been finding them all over the place, peace


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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: deathcapcubensis]
    #3356902 - 11/13/04 07:56 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

the kids in humboldt hunt near the ocen in the dune grass, yes the grass in the sand. Debris washes up in the ocean and is deposited under the sand. Start there and then work your way to man made areas. We made a trip to cresent city a few years ago and found a shit load of cyans


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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: tahoe]
    #3359091 - 11/14/04 09:56 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks for the advice about looking in the dune areas. I haven't had any luck finding actives in the Eureka area, yet ... there doesn't seem to be much alder bark used around here (mostly fir bark chips and this other stringy stuff that looks like redwood bark -- probably not the right ph). Lots of king boletes and amanita muscaria here and there.



Were the actives in the Crescent City area also found in the dune grass/wood chip environment?


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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: BobHumboldt]
    #3360248 - 11/14/04 04:19 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Alder bark is one type of habitat for cyans. You need to find alder branches and flat chips of alder. They are lighter in color and are all over oregon in mulch beds, although many use cedar (Reddish) shaggy looking bark or fine chips.

You want alder as similar in many photos post by me, Borealis, meadownymph, VC77, DH, PsilopyGirl, @acro, MycoGuy, etc. Look at our images and you will see the white gray alder in many of the photos.


In the ealry 1980s, a cou-ple of shrooms shoed up at the Annual Breittenbush musheroom conference and had shown pictures of a two hundred pound collection of cyans and cyanofibrilosas picked on each side of I-5 highway between Eureka and Arcada. OPC course they weere gone aftrer a few years there byut the shrooms do go row in those regions.

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Do no be discouragesd. I hitch-hiked from Eugen, Oregon all over the state for a year before i found liberty caps.

Thts cos I was looking for cubes in shit inthe pastures. Had no idea I ws walking right by the libs for over a year int he fall months.

I had a book by F. C. Ghouled which was for cubensis, but uit was sold in the PNW so many people bought it and went looking.

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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #3360381 - 11/14/04 04:50 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Look for chips with twigs and bark mulched in with it as well. This is common with alder and maple around my area at least.

Here are some pics which explain what I am talking about (notice the twigs):







Also, I explained this last night, but my post got lost.

Sycamore trees tend to drop alot of bark and leaves from their branches. I have found many large fruitings under sycamore trees, frutiing from the bark, UNDER the leaves.

Notice in this picture how well colonized the sycamore bark is:



Those thin sheets of bark are a good nutrient source for them and seem to fruit them very well.

Here is another picture of them fruiting from sycamore sheddings:



It pays to get down and dirty, they like to hide. Shade is a good factor to keep in mind. So is moisture retention. Things which might attribute to this are: Small shrubs, leaves, trees, business walls, grass.

Keep looking, they are there!


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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: mjshroomer]
    #3361460 - 11/14/04 09:06 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Thank you, everyone! Us Humboldtites need all the help we can get!

MJ-I think you mean Highway 101, which runs between Eureka and Arcata. I-5 is way inland. Your advice and pictures have helped me a lot in my quest. Thank you!

What Bob says is true; most of the mulch around here is cedar or redwood, unfortunately. We do have red alder trees all over the place with decomposing small branches underneath them.

As far as the dune grasses, I've never heard that for cyanescens, just azurescens. I will check, to be sure.


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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: catalyst777]
    #3363015 - 11/15/04 08:55 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Well it's good to hear responses on this... how about for further south? Like the Mendocino County area, approx 2 hours North of San Francisco and about 2-3 hours south of Eureka... maybe not cyans but Liberty Caps and Pelliculosa? I am becoming a sad beginning-mycologist for I cannot locate new and exciting mushrooms, haven't even found any amanitas!


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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: Herbus]
    #3365115 - 11/15/04 07:03 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

The more north the better. Though we have a early season down here, alder is not very Californian, most our woodchips are Cedar.


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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: drunkencoyote]
    #3365149 - 11/15/04 07:09 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

drunkencoyote said:
, alder is not very Californian, most our woodchips are Cedar.


Isnt that bullshit!! I hate it!! Too acidic to grow anything


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Re: Best places to look in N. Cali for p. cyanescens? [Re: tahoe]
    #5023291 - 12/06/05 02:38 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

The dunes are good...North Jetty and outside the Coast Guard station on South Jetty (be careful)...there are cyans all over the freeway ramp-areas at Guintoli in Arcata and the main Garberville exit...lib. caps are all over especially North between Eureka and Crescent city...look for elk!..and my favorite down low cyan spot...not telling! but it is VERY public, hundreds of people walk by it every day....good luck!!


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