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Mushrooms, ya dig?

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  1. BearGrounds

    BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    Anybody forage or cultivate their own mushrooms?

    I grow Shiitakes from plugs I order online. This is done by inoculating logs I've cut and harvested locally. I simply drill holes to the specified depth and size, then pound the plugs in with a mallet, and seal them over with bees wax. Once placed in a good location outside, the rest is a waiting game.

    Here's a couple images from this year's harvest:
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    I also annually forage for Hen of the Woods. It grows at the base of decaying Oaks. If you know an old oak stump or deadfall that one grew on a previous year, there's a good chance, when the season is right, that you'll get to harvest again with a return visit.

    Example (not my image):

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    I just clean em off and fry in a pan with a little butter and garlic. You can sell them locally if you forage or cultivate excess.

    BTW Accidentally eating the wrong mushroom can lead to a quick and agonizing death, so it's of great importance when foraging that one knows with certainty what one has before one ingests it.

    Which reminds me, there's actually a "berserker mushroom" (the kind eaten to hallucinate before battle) that grows in my region; saw one the other day.
     
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  2. Phlog

    Phlog Dad Belt

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    I've picked mushrooms back in the day, but I'd not be confident to do so for any other mushroom, it's a real specialist hobby.

    Whish I knew though, they're amazing!
     
  3. loyalyolayal

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    What a coincidence as I watching this yesterday and found mushroom farming interesting.

     
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  4. Omegaboy13

    Omegaboy13 Sweepin' Your Leg

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    I forage for morels every year. Had an awesome haul this year with all the wildfires in 2017. I don’t have any more or I’d post pics.
     
  5. kiki do you love me

    kiki do you love me Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

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    How about Cordyceps? Humans can eat these but its devastating to insects.

     
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    I love them, and i plan to grow them when i retire and buy a small farm in a few years.
     
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    Nothing ruins a legit risotto like mushrooms.
     
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    Use to love Liberty Caps back when I was younger lol.
     
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  9. Dr Hannibal Lecter

    Dr Hannibal Lecter Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest! Platinum Member

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    Till they adapt and we're fooked.
     
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    Dr Hannibal Lecter Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest! Platinum Member

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    I have grown shrooms.
     
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  11. BearGrounds

    BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    My region has had a TON of precipitation this year, so the mushrooms are everywhere. Many that I've never seen before.

    Damn nature, you scary.
     
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    I pick a lot of morels in the spring. Mid-late summer is time for chanterelles, but I didn't find any this year. Usually find way more than we can eat. Right now button/creminis should be popping in the pastures, but I haven't found any yet. Chicken of the woods should be out but I've not looked. I've never found a hen of the woods, but would like to try one.
     
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  13. MixMartialFarts

    MixMartialFarts Butters Belt

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    I only eat magic mushrooms on occasion.
    I dont like normal ones on my pizza nd dont know shit about the ones you posted TS. Interesting hobby though.
     
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    Nice logs!
    I did cubensis in Coco and horse poo a few times.
    I have been meaning to inoculate some logs, in the meantime I have several inedible species in the yard that are fun to watch.
    Also a nice wild patch of yellow fly agaric, amanita muscaria guessowii, of which I preserved some nice specimens.
    There's also some nice boletes in the woods nearby
     
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    MixMartialFarts Butters Belt

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    In elementary school there was this weird old Chinese lady that who would be out picking mushrooms in the schoolyard at recess. She wore a hat like Rayden from Mortal Kombat. Was that you TS?
     
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  16. BearGrounds

    BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    Yea, definitely something you want total confidence with, with regards to identification. There are some apps out nowadays to assist in field ID.
     
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    Unless you're tripping mushrooms are the most disgusting vegetable.
     
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    Shrooms are pretty good, nearly had bad trip one time but ended up having a good time instead.
     
  19. Squint Eastwood

    Squint Eastwood DESERVE

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    I watched a truffle hunter forage once. I swear he was picking up tiny dirt clods but he sounded like he knew what he was doing and I get lost easily in the woods.
     
  20. mb23100

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    I love mushrooms. Someone told me if they grow on wood they are safe to eat. Is this true?
     

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