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Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:17 pm
by Thomasthomas
Hello friends! This is my first post. North of Atlanta, GA by the Chattahoochee River. It is raining now so the next few days may be nice for foraging.

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:45 pm
by Tea
hello wonderful people!
october 2020 seems to be a pretty fruitful month - not only for the mushrooms but also for general amanita awareness. how amazing that is :)

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:47 pm
by thevoluntaryway
This is going back quite a few months... I don't recall which was first but I found Amanita Dreamer on yt at about the same time.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxpIk0IA47v/

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:47 am
by Paulhedges27
A recent foraging trip in Dublin, Ireland. So lucky this forest is 5 mins drive from my house.

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:26 pm
by Theafricanfella
First find Oregon coast 11/15/2020. They are everywhere up here!

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:05 am
by Matt
I found these today. They look a little old and I couldn't really see any color on them. I think they've either faded as they start to die or they might be Amanita pantherina. Anyone have an opinion on which it could be? And would you bother harvesting shrooms in this stage or are they too far gone?
These were growing at the edge of a paved road near a field underneath some Douglas Firs.

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:12 am
by Rebis
Matt wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:05 am
I found these today. They look a little old and I couldn't really see any color on them. I think they've either faded as they start to die or they might be Amanita pantherina. Anyone have an opinion on which it could be? And would you bother harvesting shrooms in this stage or are they too far gone?
These were growing at the edge of a paved road near a field underneath some Douglas Firs.
Could they have been sprayed with pesticide or something?
They look very off to me. I wouldn't consume them, but you could use them in a slurry to coax amanitas to grow elsewhere.
I found that Amanitas that have gone off have a fishy smell to them, and are usually a bit soggy where they are rotting. If it is only a small patch you can cut it out, but yours look too far gone, I afraid.

Rebis.

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:05 am
by Matt
Rebis wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:12 am

Could they have been sprayed with pesticide or something?
They look very off to me. I wouldn't consume them, but you could use them in a slurry to coax amanitas to grow elsewhere.
I found that Amanitas that have gone off have a fishy smell to them, and are usually a bit soggy where they are rotting. If it is only a small patch you can cut it out, but yours look too far gone, I afraid.

Rebis.
It's very possible they could have been sprayed, or soaked up something from the field. Probably a good idea to not consume these even when they were young and fresh.

That's a great idea to use them to grow Amanitas elsewhere. I have some Douglas fir on my property at home, so will see about getting them to grow here.

I've seen others mention a slurry. Do you just break up the mushrooms in some water and spread that about or is there some technique to making a proper Amanita slurry?

Re: Photos & Finds Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:16 pm
by Rebis
Matt wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:05 am
Rebis wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:12 am

Could they have been sprayed with pesticide or something?
They look very off to me. I wouldn't consume them, but you could use them in a slurry to coax amanitas to grow elsewhere.
I found that Amanitas that have gone off have a fishy smell to them, and are usually a bit soggy where they are rotting. If it is only a small patch you can cut it out, but yours look too far gone, I afraid.

Rebis.
It's very possible they could have been sprayed, or soaked up something from the field. Probably a good idea to not consume these even when they were young and fresh.

That's a great idea to use them to grow Amanitas elsewhere. I have some Douglas fir on my property at home, so will see about getting them to grow here.

I've seen others mention a slurry. Do you just break up the mushrooms in some water and spread that about or is there some technique to making a proper Amanita slurry?
Well the jury still out on that one.
I haven't tried it yet, but I would try to get the slurry closer to the roots of the tree by piercing a hole with a metal prong, and squirting some slurry down the hole. You could use an old washing-up bottle for this.
There is a Russian report from the fifties that talks about techniques to do this. It mentions that just slushing slurry on the top-soil doesn't work for it doesn't penetrate down to the roots.
They talk about insects, maggots, and worms doing this once they have eaten the spores by eating the mushroom and pooping them out again near the roots.
The report is here on this forum somewhere.

Rebis.