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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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Mushroom ID/Edible?

Found these orange mushrooms in the woods today. Are they edible? Tough to tell if they're a chanterelle or a jack-o-lantern.
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Re: Mushroom ID/Edible?

Not 100% so DO NOT take my word for it. Now that's that out of the way. My book says jack o lantern grows in groups on exposed or burried wood. It also says if you pick it and put it on your night stand and let your eyes adjust to the dark the gills glow in the dark. So I'm gonna say chanterelle. But I'm am by far no where near good with shrooms sooo.

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Re: Mushroom ID/Edible?

Chanterelles, yes they are edible. They have gills, grow separately in groups, usually in shaded areas. They appear in hard wood forest not around conifers. Gary
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Chanterelles, yes they are edible. They have gills
Well, a better term would be "ridges", not gills. In the Chants case, it is good to be too specific when talking about how it looks under the cap. Chants are non-uniformed when it comes to the ridges, or gills as you call them. You will notice the lines are not "straight" as in most "gilled" mushrooms. The non-edible Jack-O-Lanter do have the typical straight uniformed gills.

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They are Chantrells. They appear on the older side though.
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Thanks for the replies. These were growing in singles around oaks. If they're older would you recommend not eating?
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If they show blatant signs of being around too long, brownish spots, too dry or slimy, crumbly, etc... then you probably aren't doing the taste experience justice. Simply pass on 'em and find some that are fresh.

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