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Old 05-04-2019, 08:29 AM
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Never seen anyone mention it here but was curious if anyone else does it? Prime morel mushroom time in PA right now! Next will be the chanterelles and trumpets.

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Nope. Don't trust myself to know the difference between delicious and dead.
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Naturally sweet taste reminds me of wild hickory nuts.
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Originally Posted by SalmonDaze View Post
Nope. Don't trust myself to know the difference between delicious and dead.
There are several that are really fool proof. With nothing else that looks similar. Stick with those until you gain the knowledge to add a couple more to the list. It’s a lot of fun and makes for some damn good dinners. Nothing quite like battered and deep fried morels!

If if you have kids they enjoy it to. Kinda like grown up Easter egg hunting
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Nope!

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Now that is a beautiful collection of mushrooms. I'm jealous!
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Record year here in Indiana. I’ve never seen a year like this.
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I enjoy lots of mushrooms, but man...that picture just makes me think of a collection of trophy sized warts a gynecologist has from collecting/removing weird ones from old prostitutes in Tijuana.
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A friend of mine and I were playing our regular weekly round of golf at our clubhere in Estero, FL. The starter asked if he could add a third guy who was from out of town, so we said “sure”. He was in his early 70’s, was from Michigan and his name was Gary.

We tee off and are having a pleasant round. We get to the 3rd tee and in discussions Gary mentioned that he was a twice widower. My friend Wes asked him what happened. He mentioned that his first wife died from eating poisonous mushrooms. We felt really sorry for the guy and we played the next couple of holes in silence.

We got to about the 6th green and we’re putting out. Wes asked him about his second wife. He said “well, we lived just outside of Detroit, and she died from a gunshot wound to the head”. I looked over at Wes, and his face was as white as a sheet. Gary is lining up his putt but I had to ask him. “How did she die of a gun shot to the head.” I asked. Gary proceeds to stroke his putt, and without missing a beat replied “She wouldn’t eat the f****** mushrooms”. Wes and I fell on the ground laughing. Gary had set us up over a period of 7 holes. We were COMPLETELY had.

We all ended up getting pretty hammered in the clubhouse that day. Gary was a really nice - and funny - guy.
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Originally Posted by tcpip95 View Post
A friend of mine and I were playing our regular weekly round of golf at our clubhere in Estero, FL. The starter asked if he could add a third guy who was from out of town, so we said “sure”. He was in his early 70’s, was from Michigan and his name was Gary.

We tee off and are having a pleasant round. We get to the 3rd tee and in discussions Gary mentioned that he was a twice widower. My friend Wes asked him what happened. He mentioned that his first wife died from eating poisonous mushrooms. We felt really sorry for the guy and we played the next couple of holes in silence.

We got to about the 6th green and we’re putting out. Wes asked him about his second wife. He said “well, we lived just outside of Detroit, and she died from a gunshot wound to the head”. I looked over at Wes, and his face was as white as a sheet. Gary is lining up his putt but I had to ask him. “How did she die of a gun shot to the head.” I asked. Gary proceeds to stroke his putt, and without missing a beat replied “She wouldn’t eat the f****** mushrooms”. Wes and I fell on the ground laughing. Gary had set us up over a period of 7 holes. We were COMPLETELY had.

We all ended up getting pretty hammered in the clubhouse that day. Gary was a really nice - and funny - guy.
Ok, that’s pretty f’ing funny! morels are delicious sauteed in butter. I’m jealous of those photos and I’m NOT a mushroom fan, but those.... yummmm
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Originally Posted by tcpip95 View Post
a friend of mine and i were playing our regular weekly round of golf at our clubhere in estero, fl. The starter asked if he could add a third guy who was from out of town, so we said “sure”. He was in his early 70’s, was from michigan and his name was gary.

We tee off and are having a pleasant round. We get to the 3rd tee and in discussions gary mentioned that he was a twice widower. My friend wes asked him what happened. He mentioned that his first wife died from eating poisonous mushrooms. We felt really sorry for the guy and we played the next couple of holes in silence.

We got to about the 6th green and we’re putting out. Wes asked him about his second wife. He said “well, we lived just outside of detroit, and she died from a gunshot wound to the head”. I looked over at wes, and his face was as white as a sheet. Gary is lining up his putt but i had to ask him. “how did she die of a gun shot to the head.” i asked. Gary proceeds to stroke his putt, and without missing a beat replied “she wouldn’t eat the f****** mushrooms”. Wes and i fell on the ground laughing. Gary had set us up over a period of 7 holes. We were completely had.

We all ended up getting pretty hammered in the clubhouse that day. Gary was a really nice - and funny - guy.
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Originally Posted by WeeKilt View Post

Ok, that’s pretty f’ing funny! morels are delicious sauteed in butter. I’m jealous of those photos and I’m NOT a mushroom fan, but those.... yummmm
He sounds like a fungi.
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Found a bunch this year.
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Originally Posted by turquoiseblue View Post
Record year here in Indiana. I’ve never seen a year like this.
I heard the Midwest was having a banner year. I started this hobby with my grandfather in Missouri down by lake of the ozarks. I remember coming home with trash bags full back there.
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Nice find! Some years I've had a find like that in my back yard.

I do see one mushroom that looks like a false morel, the one hanging over the left edge of the paper towel. To know for sure, would have to check how the head attaches to the stalk.
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Nothing better than fresh golden chanterelles and butter.

For edibles, we get mostly golden chanterelles, pig ear chanterelles, candy caps and hedgehogs. Lots of psychedelics also.

We had a good year out here in norcal also.

You ever try and put spore down on your own property witn your harvested shrooms?
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Mushrooms freak me out.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
He sounds like a fungi.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is how a pun should be used.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
He sounds like a fungi.
Definitely post of the day!! 😂
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
Nice find! Some years I've had a find like that in my back yard.

I do see one mushroom that looks like a false morel, the one hanging over the left edge of the paper towel. To know for sure, would have to check how the head attaches to the stalk.
It’s a true morel. The stem connect right at the base and is hollow all the way through. False morels also normally have more of a burgundy color to them. But you’re correct about how a stem connects and that a true morel is hollow all the way through. I haven’t seen any false this year so far. Found some nice dryads pheasant backs yesterday but no morels outside my orchard spots this year. Elms are becoming fewer and farther between in this area. Gotta walk some new forest and find some new elm spots.

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