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i officially went on my third hunt today.... It had rained the day before i went, and it rained again tonight, so tommorw, back to hunting. I found quite a few species, but not too many. I found 4 really big caps, prolly inactive. A concave (smaller), to flat (larger) cap, that was a brownish watery color on the top, with about no nipple. Pretty spread out gills, and solid white. The stem was bright white, with a little browning. Cap's range from 5 1/2"-3 1/2", Stems range from 4"-3". A little wavy around the caps of the older specimins. Next i have is a first ever sighting of these for me. They are yellow in the more mature specise,and orange in the younger ones. Their stems are yellow, to orange, and the caps have a tint of orange. They have yellow to white gills, decently spaced, and a concave to flat cap. growing in grassy, mossy area, on top of hill. 1 1/2"-1/2" caps, and 2 1/4"-1" stems. Next is a very distinct shroom. It's caps seem to melt over time, sold black gills dark brown caps, white stems, even if i did id these psyo. i couldn't eat them, they stink. Next is a really white specimine. White eged browinsh cap, with distinct nipple, white med. to close gills, whitish brown stem, very small, cap is bout 1/2" stems are 1". concave to flat caps. Next are a really brownish, to reddish shrooms. They have close brownish gills which is what is diffrent that the rest. They have a semi browish cap on the edges, with gills apparent, whiteish nipple, very distinct. Stems go from lighter browinsh, cinnamin to darker browish. caps are 1/4-3/4"-stems 1.5"-2.5". Next is an extremely close breeder, with white gills. It has a greyish top, that fades to white around edges, grey stems. Small caps from 1/8"-1/4", stems 1/2"-1 1/2".. not too sure that any are active though. spore prints to come.
i figured out that none of the newest batch picked are active. But i since have found a shroom from the aminita family in PA, i was wondering if this was natural, because i have never seen one around this area. Also, i read on another post that there are no active species growing right now. Could someone give me a certianteed, so i ain't waisting time. please!
The only active mushroom known to be found in PA is Gymnopilus spectabilis(Big Laughing Gyms) They are yellow and grow on oak logs in the fall. It's always possible that you will find some Cubies in a cow pasture that was innoculated by a shroom grower, but not very likely.