• 09-07-2014
    Mr Pig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    Its my understanding that one of the chief dangers with mushrooms is that some species of highly toxic ones can very closely resemble edible ones.

    I have a sophisticated method for determining the edibility of a mushroom. If it came out of the supermarket, I'll eat it! ;0)
  • 09-07-2014
    Mookie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    I have a sophisticated method for determining the edibility of a mushroom. If it came out of the supermarket, I'll eat it! ;0)

    Lol, that's also my system. So far it hasn't failed me.
  • 09-07-2014
    Hobine
    Mushrooms....Post your pics...
    Thought these "brains" were kinda cool.

  • 09-08-2014
    Collins
    Howdy Pig -- those bright red ones are the (in)famous Amanita genus, possibly muscaria species, or similar. The white "warts" already fell away, or were washed off in rain -- which keeps the red from fading in bright sun:
    Amanita muscaria var. flavivolvata (MushroomExpert.Com)

    And, Hobine: You've got a Sparassis variety there; aren't they great!:
    Sparassis spathulata and Sparassis crispa (MushroomExpert.Com)
  • 09-08-2014
    Mr Pig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    Howdy Pig -- those bright red ones are the (in)famous Amanita genus, possibly muscaria species, or similar

    Ah, so although a couple of them look different they are in fact the same mushrooms? What about the orange radar-dish, is that the same one too?
  • 09-08-2014
    heyyall
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    Mushrooms....Post your pics...
    I known nothing about mushrooms other than maybe white button and portabella. I happened upon this one yesterday on my ride. I don't know what it is but I resisted the temptation to think it was a soccer ball--it was about the right size and shape for a swift kick
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  • 09-08-2014
    Collins
    No, the spiky thing looks like a gem puffball -- Lycoperdon perlatum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And Heyya'll -- that's a giant puffball, easy to ID, (if you do it right, heh), and good eat'n --
    Giant Puffball Mushroom Identification and Cultivation
  • 09-08-2014
    EricIan
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    Found this gem while picking huckleberries.
  • 09-08-2014
    heyyall
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    Mushrooms....Post your pics...
    This was in this months outside magazine.
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    I of course failed so do not plan on filling a basket any time soon.
  • 09-09-2014
    DennisF
    Re: Mushrooms....Post your pics...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    One of these was right on the edge of the trail, no idea how it had avoided being flattened

    People try to avoid running over them so others can enjoy. I have seen sticks placed around them to keep riders away.

    The one in my last post is ON the trail, but off to one side fortunately. The year before last they were there and unharmed all season. It is in a state park where it would be illegal to harvest, but heck, it's surprising someone didn't accidentally or "accidentally" hit them.

    I want to thank everyone who respects natural beauty and goes out of their way to allow others to enjoy it.
  • 09-09-2014
    Mr Pig
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by DennisF View Post
    People try to avoid running over them so others can enjoy.

    Sure, but if you're moving at a bit of a rate it would be easy to run over them before you know it. The bit of trail where I found these isn't very fast, it's flat, but I was still at the mushrooms before I realised what they were. How long do they live?
  • 09-09-2014
    Collins
    Heh. That Outside mag quiz annoys me, though virtually all Amanitas -- easily identifiable with the "bulb" volva at its base, which may be buried -- are bad news, though beautiful.
    Only the Chaterelle (Cantharellus sp.) is easily identifiable out of that group. The King Bolete is also kinda easy, but you still have to have a sharp eye and know exactly what to look for (though, none of its lookalikes will kill you). The Trich (the fabled US matsutake) is pretty hard, except for its smell...
  • 09-09-2014
    DennisF
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Sure, but if you're moving at a bit of a rate it would be easy to run over them before you know it....

    They are on a straight and wide part of the trail, and they had sticks around them, and I guess people try to avoid the big tree and its roots anyway. And they are so big, there is no way you can not see them. But still, I am surprised that with hundreds of people going by there, not all of them mountain bikers, that they were left alone.

    Quote:

    How long do they live?
    I understand that mushrooms in general come and go quickly. Collins can confirm no doubt :) But this one was there for 4 or 5 months -- 'til frost as I recall. It stopped growing and got ratty-looking eventually, but lived a long time after that.

    I saw one when racing this summer that is HUGE -- the size of a car tire. Biggest I've ever seen. I didn't have my cell phone on me. But I hope to get back before it gets cold and hopefully it is still in pretty good shape. This one is well off the trail up a steep mountainside, so my guess is that no one has vandalized it.
  • 09-09-2014
    Mr Pig
    When I was in my teens one of the fads that came around regularly was eating 'magic mushrooms'. I don't know what kind of mushrooms they were but they had hallucinogenic effects of some kind. I remember a guy in my biology class being on them one afternoon. He was all giggly and talking rubbish but amazingly the teacher didn't notice.

    Another incident I heard about was a guy in my year giving magic mushrooms to his dog! A black Labrador. It was only him and a couple of his mates in the house and dog went berserk. It was attacking them so they shut it in the living-room, and it destroyed the room! Idiots.
  • 09-13-2014
    DennisF
    Re: Mushrooms....Post your pics...


    I counted about 90 mushrooms in this patch. Growing right on the trail. Fortunately for them it is doubletrack with plenty of room to get around them.
  • 09-13-2014
    cyclelicious
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    Nice pics DennisF

    Following 2 days of rain, we found lots of mushrooms on our hike today

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  • 09-14-2014
    crashtestdummy
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  • 09-18-2014
    car bone
    I saw a psilocybe gigantea jumboensis today. Maybe I'll snap a pic of it tomorrow, gonna be shitty qual.
  • 09-20-2014
    crashtestdummy
  • 09-21-2014
    Ladmo
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  • 09-22-2014
    Collins
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    Ladmo
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    Ladmo
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  • 10-01-2014
    Collins
    Ladmo -- these look beautiful. I guess you're in the PNW?

    I can't make a good guess to ID these... just too many lookalikes from what I can see. Potentially very interesting species...

    Third photo looks like it could be a Pholiota squarrosa
    Pholiota squarrosa (MushroomExpert.Com)
  • 10-01-2014
    Ladmo
    Pictures takes along the Grand Ridge trail which is 15 miles east of downtown Seattle. With the recent rains, they are popping out all over the place.
  • 10-02-2014
    lobstermike
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    Red with white spots
    We saw these mushrooms in a forest in Essex, England U.K.
    Looks a real fungi!
  • 10-03-2014
    Ladmo
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    first two pics are of the same bunch

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  • 10-06-2014
    cyclelicious
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    We had a week of rain and cooler temps in southern Ontario...we took advantage of the weekend weather and did a long exploratory ride. we were not disappointed :)

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    Hericium Americanum aka Bear's Head Tooth Mushroom
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    Voila!
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    Saute si délicieux :)
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  • 10-06-2014
    Collins
    Ooooh... That's some good eatin'. Try it with garlic and slow-scrambled eggs, too.
  • 10-11-2014
    Ladmo
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    Saw some today I've not seen before. Interesting looking. Look tasty, but I'm not about to find out.

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  • 10-12-2014
    crashtestdummy
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    DennisF
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  • 10-13-2014
    whitte12
    Nice to see different varieties of Mushrooms. How to distinguish the mushrooms which are edible?
  • 10-25-2014
    crashtestdummy
    Puffball.

  • 10-26-2014
    YYZ
    My biology teacher would love this thread. I remember coming into class and he'll be talking about the pictures of fungi he took on his run that morning. I thought he was pretty crazy, but know when I look at fungi I kinda appreciate the little things.
  • 10-26-2014
    Ladmo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by whitte12 View Post
    Nice to see different varieties of Mushrooms. How to distinguish the mushrooms which are edible?

    The way I do it is the ones at the grocery store are edible, and all the others are not. :thumbsup:
  • 10-26-2014
    DIRTJUNKIE
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ladmo View Post
    The way I do it is the ones at the grocery store are edible, and all the others are not. :thumbsup:

    This ^^^^

    Although looking at the numerous wild shrooms out in the damp forest is an amazing experience. There's no way I'd eat any without knowing they were FDA approved.

    Just do a Google search of death by wild mushroom ingestion. The list goes on and on.
  • 10-26-2014
    Ladmo
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  • 10-27-2014
    Collins
    ^Ladmo -- these are cool, a Pleurotus/Pleurocybella for sure -- looks like a variety of oyster mushrooms sometimes called "angel wings"
    Pleurocybella porrigens

    Also found to be significantly medicinal in countering nephrotoxic effects (they fight kidney poisons!)
    Protective role of Pleurotus porrigens (Angel's wings) against gent... - PubMed - NCBI
  • 10-29-2014
    DennisF
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    Found these in my yard. There are a little under a hundred mushrooms here. There is a big patch behind the big tree, and a few scattered around that aren't in the picture.
  • 10-29-2014
    cyclelicious
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    Old puffball found on today's ride


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  • 11-02-2014
    cyclelicious
    Most amazing find... not my neck of the woods (featured in National Geographic)


    <a href="http://imgur.com/yIjXIMo"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/yIjXIMo.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

    "Turkey tail mushrooms, a type of bracket fungi, are spied on a fall day in Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada. Known particularly in Chinese medicine for its healing properties, the mushroom is believed to strengthen the immune system against disease and infection."

    Link: Turkey Tail Mushroom Image, Canada
  • 11-02-2014
    aikane
  • 11-09-2014
    Repack Rider
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    Dry as it has been, there was a little rain last week, and on northern facing hillsides there are a few fungi. Saw these guys today. One was pretty big.

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  • 11-09-2014
    deke505
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aikane View Post

    wait wasn't that a scene from jurassic park
  • 11-10-2014
    Collins
    Yo, Repack -- Nice Shaggy Mane! -- Those are easy to ID; and if you catch them in that youthful state, and cook them quickly, they're pretty good. Butter and garlic is easiest and best:

    Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus) Mushroom-Collecting.com

    Always ID on the safe side!
  • 11-10-2014
    DennisF
    Re: Mushrooms....Post your pics...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Collins View Post
    Always ID on the safe side!

    I knew in-laws would be useful for something!
  • 12-18-2014
    SCR818
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    In Southern California a few days after a rain.
  • 04-23-2015
    Ladmo
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    Haven't seen any on my rides for a while.....until today. Saw this clump.

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  • 04-23-2015
    theMeat
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    Underwater

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  • 06-15-2015
    Ladmo
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    Saw this thing in Oregon a couple days ago. Eastern Oregon at around 5,000 ft elevation. Never seen anything quite like this before, but I think it is some kind of mushroom. Looks like cauliflower, actually.

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  • 06-16-2015
    Collins
    That's a fine young Clavulina genus... maybe cristata. Once they get older, those cauliflowers get all long and fingery -- looks more like undersea coral.
  • 06-16-2015
    YYZ
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    Collins, you seem like a biology insightful being / Fungi expert. I'm curious to know what these guys are. Attachment 996310Attachment 996311
  • 06-19-2015
    Collins
    Good find there -- they're Reishi or a relative, aka "varnish shelf"; a good bit of research is going into figuring out the medicinal properties of these, which have been used for a long time, typically in Asian areas.
    It's from Ganoderma genus, likely Ganoderma tsugae, since it's growing on a conifer. Check it out:
    Reishi - Lingzhi (Ganoderma tsugae, Ganoderma lucidum) - Mushroom-Collecting.com

    Here's a good page for those cauliflower up above:
    Clavulina cristata (MushroomExpert.Com)
  • 06-27-2015
    JeffSkisMontana
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    This rain in New England has got the mushrooms poppin up....and the Indian Pipes ....
  • 07-19-2015
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Here are a couple from today's ride.....mushrooms everywhere this month....anyone take a shot at identifying these?
  • 07-19-2015
    bsieb
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    Finest batch of white king boletes I have ever eaten, new crop, sliced thin and sauted in butter until the edges are crisp.
  • 07-20-2015
    Collins
    Nice finds ya'll. Esp. those ceps! Just curious, what region are you in?

    And Jeff -- That bottom one is a young lil Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus species:
    Sulphur Shelf or Chicken Mushroom (Laetiporus sulphureus) - AmericanMushrooms.com

    The top one I'm not positive about, but I'm guessing a Meripilus sumstinei:

    Meripilus sumstinei (MushroomExpert.Com)
    Meripilus sumstinei

    It's almost time of year for a similar mushroom, the Maitake, which is just as tasty as those king boletes, and even easier to identify:
    Hen of the Woods, Maitake or Sheepshead Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) - AmericanMushrooms.com
  • 07-20-2015
    chuckha62
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    I know nothing about mushrooms, but I thought this was cool.

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  • 07-23-2015
    JeffSkisMontana
    Thanks Collins, appreciate the help.....I thought one of them might have been a Chicken of the Woods but the bright color put some doubt in my mind.....in last few days it has faded to a much lighter color......thanks again . QUOTE=Collins;12092426]Nice finds ya'll. Esp. those ceps! Just curious, what region are you in?

    And Jeff -- That bottom one is a young lil Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus species:
    Sulphur Shelf or Chicken Mushroom (Laetiporus sulphureus) - AmericanMushrooms.com

    The top one I'm not positive about, but I'm guessing a Meripilus sumstinei:

    Meripilus sumstinei (MushroomExpert.Com)
    Meripilus sumstinei

    It's almost time of year for a similar mushroom, the Maitake, which is just as tasty as those king boletes, and even easier to identify:
    Hen of the Woods, Maitake or Sheepshead Mushroom (Grifola frondosa) - AmericanMushrooms.com[/QUOTE]
  • 08-10-2015
    bsieb
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    I'm trying to identify these, they were growing under ponderosa pine, but in dirt, in a connected group, like honey mushrooms, of which I think they are a type.
  • 08-11-2015
    Collins
    Hrmph. Do a spore print on aluminum foil, and make sure it's white. Then, you can probably be sure it's the "ringless honey mushroom" -- Armillaria tabescens
    Where in the U.S. did you find these? Ponderosa, so west coast?

    Of course, don't eat unless positively ID'd by a professional, etc, &c.

    Here's an awesome site for mushroom dorkery: Mushroom Observer: Name: Armillaria tabescens (Scop.) Emel

    And:
    Armillaria tabescens (MushroomExpert.Com)
  • 08-11-2015
    bsieb
    I'm in northern New Mexico, the Zuni Mts. I concluded tabescens also, I've been mushrooming for almost 50 years, btw, so I'm kind of the expert for this mountain. It's a phenomenal mushroom year here, usually much drier. Thanks Collins.
  • 08-12-2015
    Collins
    Cool finds -- those look like their from a place that got a bunch of early rain, then dried up. What else do you typically find there?
  • 08-12-2015
    bsieb
    We've had record setting early rains this spring and pre-monsoon summer, and it's not letting up. Our mainstay is the white king bolete, B. barrowsii, and puffballs. In heavy moisture years I find a few chanterelles, some clavariadelphus truncatus. Shaggy Manes are common along the roads but usually too sandy to eat. I learned a lot from this guy, who unfortunately died a few years ago. I grew up in Michigan, where we collected a variety of mushrooms but the morels were the most prized. My neighbor was an expert mushroomer, we commonly tried unknown varieties and I know how to do that safely. The high desert mountains, where I've lived since 1968, are interesting because they tend to have isolated populations of flora that are somewhat different from each other and elsewhere, and make identification a challenge.
  • 10-24-2015
    Ladmo
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  • 10-24-2015
    YYZ
    Love me some good looking shrooms. Marasmius oreades I think?!?
  • 10-24-2015
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    How do you tell which ones are edible?
  • 10-24-2015
    Ladmo
    For me, the ones at the store are edible, and all the others are not. I do sometimes wonder though if I'm missing out on some good treats, but not about to find out.
  • 10-24-2015
    FASTFAT
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  • 10-26-2015
    Collins
    Beautiful morels up top there. And the Amanita and Agaricus sp. have that glowy white autumnal vibe, don't they?
  • 10-12-2016
    Ladmo
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    Lots of mushrooms out these days.

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  • 10-12-2016
    cyclelicious
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    Thanks for resurrecting this thread Ladmo! Yes 'shrooms are popping up!

    recent finds:

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    We picked and ate this one :)

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  • 10-12-2016
    cyclelicious
    And puff balls (also good to eat)
  • 10-12-2016
    cyclelicious
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    And puff balls (also good to eat)

    cat socks for scale :)

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  • 10-13-2016
    Collins
    Wow -- nice hedgehogs! Those are one of my favorites.

    Ladmo -- interesting flush there. Looks like that's on a downed tree. You're in the PNW? Could be a crop of the famous "Big Laughing Gym" (Gymnopilus spectablis)... just maybe. Would need a closer look to tell.
  • 10-13-2016
    Ladmo
    Yes, downed log. Seems like any downed, partially decomposed, moss covered log is likely to have mushrooms like those growing out of it. This is 15 - 20 miles east of Seattle - maybe 500 ft elevation.
  • 12-04-2016
    Ladmo
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  • 12-04-2016
    jackbombay
    These were in Kluane national park in the southern Yukon Territory, I just took a pic because of how big they were,

  • 12-05-2016
    *OneSpeed*
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    i see mushrooms all over. here's a few.

    this one's 12 feet up in a tree
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    this is a big one, my size 13 boot for scale
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  • 12-05-2016
    DIRTJUNKIE
    This thread is so old it's got fungi growing on it.
  • 04-29-2017
    cyclelicious
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    Interesting NYT article about mushrooms that glow!

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/s...ttom-well&_r=0