User_Name: Qx
Date: Saturday December 29, 2012
Time: 02:57 PM

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Thursday December 27, 2012
Time: 01:28 PM

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Weird and not so weird if you think about Longview some time back was nothing but a Forest at one time and the mycelium may be still in the ground our there may be a tree that was planted there with the mycelium on the root's. yes it is weird but then so is are weather. This is the frist year in many that it snow on Christmas and it's just like the old time's when I was a kid and it's about time.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Thursday December 27, 2012
Time: 03:05 AM

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A friend of a friend picked two full size Matsutakes at a fast food joint today in Longview Wa! Is that weird or what? Full buckets ya'll!


User_Name: dano
Date: Tuesday December 25, 2012
Time: 06:33 PM

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merry xmas happy new year . may the next pick be your best stay safe. hope all got compass from santa ho ho ho


User_Name: Fry
Date: Tuesday December 25, 2012
Time: 09:31 AM

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Merry Christmas to everyone, wishing you all the very best in 2013. Peace.


User_Name: Rob802
Date: Tuesday December 25, 2012
Time: 06:25 AM

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Saturday December 22, 2012
Time: 04:13 PM

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Well found some Matsitakies at new seasons today. 19.99 a pound and they are all #1 buttons. Said they got them from a local harvester. Maybe the coast or California?


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Saturday December 22, 2012
Time: 06:01 AM

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Just want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, and a happy New Year! Full buckets!


User_Name: buyer?
Date: Saturday December 22, 2012
Time: 12:18 AM

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Darrell- Email me at matsichanterelle at aol dot com about your dried morels...


User_Name: Oregonridgewalker
Date: Friday December 21, 2012
Time: 09:10 AM

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We still have chants here in Douglas County, Oregon but you have to stay below 1000 feet or bring a snow shovel !!!


User_Name: Morel Farmer
Date: Wednesday December 19, 2012
Time: 07:43 PM

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Boletus Joe, no wind down here. Temperature has dropped to 50°F at 7:45 Pacific time, sky is clear and with all the recent rain it is about time to go pick some winter morelz.


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Wednesday December 19, 2012
Time: 07:38 PM

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Steve From Oregon; I was delivering winter mushrooms at an Idaho market that I got near Brookings Oregon in about 1998 just before Christmas. The produce manager was very excited because he had just received his fresh factory grown morel shipment from a commercial grower somewhere in the Midwest. He had paid $50.00 per pound for them and they were very uniform in size, I believe that he sold them for somewhere around $75.00 per pound. Since then I have met chefs who paid less as time passed and the commercial morel reputation went downhill. I was told that the good wild morel flavor was not in the commercially grown type and the chefs used ground up dried conica fire morels sprinkled over the dish to enhance the morel flavor.


User_Name: mtn moronz
Date: Wednesday December 19, 2012
Time: 07:31 PM

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farmed morels? like farmed fish? no thnx


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Wednesday December 19, 2012
Time: 06:22 PM

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I as well like to say to all "Happy Holiday's" and have a "Marry Christmas" and most of all be "Safe".....and Yes there well be a "New Year 2013"


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Wednesday December 19, 2012
Time: 02:40 PM

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Happy holidays to all!!


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday December 19, 2012
Time: 11:32 AM

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Wind is from the SE @ 90km. The snow is coming sideways, and there is a white carpet from the waters edge to the top of the mountains. Anyone really interested in picking will have snow tires and skis to get there........ Meanwhile in the now quiet forest the mycelium is breathing a sigh of relief. Now it can start to grow and work on next years crop. The morel mycelium is ready to go for April. But for the time being we "Bush Wanderers" are taking a break to celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends. More than likely some of our efforts will find their way on to the table, and how they got there will be discussed at great length and in precise detail.------------- Merry Christmas to all picker, one and all. And thanks to 'Andy" for --matsiman.com--


User_Name: matsigurl
Date: Tuesday December 18, 2012
Time: 06:19 PM

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Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and as always, full buckets to all. As for me, I just got a new job. I am working as a shipping supervisor for a rotational plastics company here in Vancouver, Washington. Yea! for me. It's been awhile since I have been able to visualize financial stability. I plan on taking my one week paid vacation next year the last week of October. So I can go up and visit my favorite mountain and pick my favorite shrooms which just so happens to be matsutake. I will settle for any, though. Hope the New Year brings everyone all that they are looking for. Matsigurl....


User_Name: windwalker
Date: Monday December 17, 2012
Time: 02:47 AM

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shane passed away a couple months after Dennis did and Dee is in washington...


User_Name: Darrell
Date: Sunday December 16, 2012
Time: 10:16 PM

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Anyone interested in buying some dried morels? (About 9 lbs)


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Saturday December 15, 2012
Time: 02:52 PM

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If you were to cultivate morels, or other wilds. Would it not take the fun out of hunting?


User_Name: ITK
Date: Saturday December 15, 2012
Time: 01:46 PM

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Morels are really tricky to cultivate, which is probably a good thing for the rest of us. Stamets has some insight on it in mycelium running. The mycelium is easy (afa mycelium goes) to spawn, the scloratia are even pretty easy to get to form. Getting the scloratia to pin and fruit is the tricky part.....


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday December 15, 2012
Time: 12:14 PM

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Morels*


User_Name: Northwestjones
Date: Saturday December 15, 2012
Time: 12:13 PM

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There is a method for indoor cultivation of mushrooms, it was patented by a mycologist. Its a tricky deal but its possible. Its pretty much old news by now ;)


User_Name: boratsutake
Date: Saturday December 15, 2012
Time: 08:52 AM

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thx neil, sorry to hear that, hope dee and shane are o.k


User_Name: Neil
Date: Saturday December 15, 2012
Time: 08:11 AM

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Dennis passed away a few years back and I'm not sure where Dee is right now.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Thursday December 13, 2012
Time: 10:12 PM

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Well here in Oregon at least for my part have not found a single yellowfoot this year. Checked a few of my normally really good spots where there would normally be hundreds and NOTHING. I have found other shrooms I would not normally find in the past 2 or 3 months. Very odd year I'm pretty sure it has been because of the very dry summer we had and weird temps.


User_Name: Beating the bushes
Date: Thursday December 13, 2012
Time: 03:50 PM

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YELLOWFOOTS??..... is there anything happening north of 49 ? Are we going to miss out on these as well as the Matsi? comments !!


User_Name: isabella
Date: Thursday December 13, 2012
Time: 07:40 AM

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Looking for good chants,blacks and hogs around 100 lbs each. thanks Email for prices isabellamushroom@yahoo.com


User_Name: Trevor and Taryn
Date: Tuesday December 11, 2012
Time: 05:51 PM

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Trevor please change your ad Telephone # as it is not correct


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday December 09, 2012
Time: 05:57 PM

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I have heard that cultivate is possbile but for one year only. It's just like if you place bark dust in your yard for the first year are having a fire in the forest,the effect's are close to being the same.


User_Name: boratsutake
Date: Sunday December 09, 2012
Time: 02:15 PM

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Anybody know where dennis and dee from cj are?


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Sunday December 09, 2012
Time: 10:58 AM

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Hi Steve, I would think that if it were possible to cultivate morels it would be happening on a commercial scale. I do believe they cultivate porcini (bolete) though


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Saturday December 08, 2012
Time: 05:49 PM

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Anyone ever have any luck with a morel mushroom growing kit? I tried on a few years ago but nothing happened. There are several companies online that sell them but only seen only guy with a greenhouse that could grow them and I'm not sure if the pictures were doctored or not. Thank Steve


User_Name: 112451
Date: Saturday December 08, 2012
Time: 11:05 AM

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You're welcome shroomgirl, enjoy!


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Saturday December 08, 2012
Time: 04:07 AM

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fishgod, thank you!! Always open to try new recipies!


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Friday December 07, 2012
Time: 10:47 AM

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Also try looking near bodies of water under cottonwood trees, northern bc is best. Around the Kamloops area can also be productive. Finding a good, natural patch can be tough though. I agree with Steve .....follow the fires, that's how the pros do it. Also, get a phone number for a buyer and meet with him/her where they are set up. They will tell you exactly where to look as they want to buy them from you


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Friday December 07, 2012
Time: 10:40 AM

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You can also find the occasional small patches of morels right in the town that you live. Just look in bark mulch in your local park. Sometimes the mulch contains spores from the location that the tree was taken from. You may not find many this way but its fun to look when you are out and about


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Friday December 07, 2012
Time: 02:29 AM

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BTW I meant Fires from the late spring to late summer 2012. My bad I said last year I think in seasons sometimes :)


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Friday December 07, 2012
Time: 02:16 AM

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Cvmike, My advise would be to research last years forest fires. I'm not sure where you plan on looking but where I'm at the east side of the mountains seem to be the best. I myself wouldn't dump everything for shroom hunting if I where new but if you need advice Feel free to ask. If you do well I can point you in the right direction to sell. BTW I found my biggest patch of chanterelles with only 3 years of hunting half of it is luck. Good Luck! Good luck


User_Name: Boletus joe
Date: Thursday December 06, 2012
Time: 09:11 PM

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hello CVmike.... The one thing with (fire) morels is, that everyone old pickers and new are all on 'page one' when they come to a new fire. Yes the best bet is to go where the buyers are. and keep your ears open, you will pick up a lot of info just being a good listener. OH ...BTW.... we all had a "First" season. Morels is to me a lot easier than the others, but they all require milage. Good luck and bring some bug repellent.


User_Name: Dirty Dan
Date: Thursday December 06, 2012
Time: 05:57 PM

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Thank you Matsiman


User_Name: CVmike
Date: Thursday December 06, 2012
Time: 05:22 PM

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Hey guys this is my first post but have been lurking all year. Just starting to really get into picking but have picked chantrelles casually over the north end of vancouver island for years. I just got into some sorta rough times and am thinking it may be a perfect opportunity to pack up the truck and try my luck at my first season doing morels. My questions are, how easily is it to get the hang of on your first season? And is it really tough to find your patches like with pines and to a lesser extent chantys or do you just pick around where the buyers/ other pickers are? and how do I know the area's being picked and with active buyers? Thanks alot, Mike


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Thursday December 06, 2012
Time: 12:04 PM

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You can also add garlic and chopped green onions to the stuffing mix if you like


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Thursday December 06, 2012
Time: 11:57 AM

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Oh.... Here's an awesome pine mushroom recipe: Mix egg, flour and water to make a thin batter Throw slices of pines into the batter to coat Deep fry in oil of choice till batter is golden Dip in soy sauce and eat! It's like shroom tempura..... Yum! The trick is a very thin batter, don't use too much egg or it will be chewy


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Thursday December 06, 2012
Time: 11:51 AM

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Hi shroomgirl, Just mix your cheese and crab in mixing bowl and add a little lemon juice and pepper. I used hand blender. Stuff your shrooms. Coat baking tray with olive oil. Preheat oven to 400 and bake for 20-25 mins. Turn shrooms over half way through. If you want them more crispy you can finish them by broiling. They take forever to stuff unless you use a jerky gun...... I suppose you could try a cake icing bag thing as well Enjoy!!


User_Name: Bursa mushrooms Turkiye
Date: Thursday December 06, 2012
Time: 06:40 AM

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we grow oyster mushrooms We want to trade in fresh and dried oyster mushrooms If you would like us to buy mushrooms e-mail address hakanerdemm@gmail.com thanks best regards


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday December 05, 2012
Time: 10:55 PM

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anything with cream chees and crab would be good, but that sounds wonderful!! What temp, and how long did you bake them? Thanks!


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Wednesday December 05, 2012
Time: 12:09 PM

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Last year my mom and I went on our annual trout fishing wilderness trip. In our spare time we picked over 600 morels and dried them in the cabin. That's why I was asking for recipes


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Wednesday December 05, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM

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I stuffed some morels with cream cheese and crab meat and baked them. Used a beef jerky gun to stuff them. Man they were good!


User_Name: PineKing
Date: Wednesday December 05, 2012
Time: 08:22 AM

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@Matsiman, Sure glad someone has control of this board, no more pissing match?...you`re a good man...lol


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday December 05, 2012
Time: 06:45 AM

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Enough, pissing match over.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Wednesday December 05, 2012
Time: 12:19 AM

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Itq I guess you haven't read my follow ups. I feel as good as I have in the last 5 or more years. No transplant needed here thanks to my knowledge. But with that said I again suggest that EVERYONE stay clear of potentially hazardous shrooms. Well maybe not everyone Windwalker shogun and nonboletusjoe might give them a try.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 11:53 PM

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BTW, Windwalker shogun and nonboletusjoe I got my sights aimed on you as well.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 11:48 PM

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I remember when I was 19 maybe 20 working with a guy who was about 49. I always questioned him and he said you should respect your elders. He said that older people with experience knew more. I remember telling him no disrespect but if a 49 year old re tarted person thought he knew more than me who would be right. Age means nothing.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 11:33 PM

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So itq, Your basically saying I have been able to learn more than you in my 10 years on matsiman compared to your 37? In all fairness I have been on matsiman for 10 years I think not really sure but my mushroom knowledge go's back further.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 11:26 PM

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JAPAN!!! but if you found 1000 pounds of matsi's I'd think that you already would know this.


User_Name: Oregonridgewalker
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 10:43 PM

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Where is the best place in the world to sell 1000 lbs of # 1 matsis ?


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 04:20 PM

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ITK.. here here. Sad, that the internet as a tool is so great, but it seems to attract certain individuals that don't seem to realize the scope of the internet, and the impact their comments can and will have on them and others. Steve from Oregon...... Enough all ready, we get the picture. I am sure your comments (reckless though they were) are now understood by everyone here. And I think a good lesson can/has been learned by all of us.


User_Name: ITK
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 04:09 PM

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Steve, I understand that getting called out on a completely reckless act is going to ruffle your feathers. I also appreciate the "research" you've done regarding milk thistle as an antidote. However, it doesn't make what you've done any less reckless and stupid. You're obviously incapable of seeing the risk of what you've done as well as the potential effect you *could have* had on your loved ones and again, not to mention the very real possibility of your actions requiring you to get a liver transplant.... Taking a donor organ from someone likely very much more deserving then you. You're obviously not the sharpest knife in the drawer so I'm going to do you a favor and not get into an intellectual argument with a mental midget such as yourself. Oh and thanks for the Chris Matherly rec.... Ill be sure to send your love.... Or not. I give him less of my time then I do you. I think it's really great that you've been learning so much here for the last "decade". Myself, I've been learning so much by picking and studying mushrooms for the last 37 years.... Now now to your queen you insolent dolt.


User_Name: germany17
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 09:44 AM

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The "Momma unit" and i went and got our xmas tree's at our "secrete spot" mm uh "yeah right" found a beautiful little sporasis the size of a cantilope. And i stoped on the way back at one of my little steelhead holes and caught 2 hens. Steelhea, sporasis and (bought) asparagas is a great combo. :)


User_Name: germany17
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 09:39 AM

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I like the funny mushrooms myself......:)


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 12:55 AM

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Well not sure I've been here for a decade but have been following learning from peeps on here at least that long it's been a long time though


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Tuesday December 04, 2012
Time: 12:46 AM

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How long have you posted on this site anyways itq. I think I'm over a decade now


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 11:43 PM

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I guess in a way I thank the Idiots for denouncing what I did. I have done lots of research throughout the years so I felt somewhat comfortable with what I was doing. But I guess I brought the roaches out and did further research that they could research on there own "well given they have any intelligence". So I only found further research backing up what I already knew.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 11:18 PM

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itk I think you might be more of a queen maybe itq might fit better!


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 10:54 PM

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Fishgod most of the time I simply use butter olive oil garlic powder and a little salt but there are probably 100's of recipes just google morel recipes.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 10:20 PM

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itk you might check out http://morelmushroomhunting.com/ I think the two of you might hit it off


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 10:17 PM

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Physicians have had success in treatment of amatoxin poisoning using "anti-hepatotoxic" compounds from the milk thistle, Silybum marianum. A crude extract of flavolignans from S. marianum seeds, called silymarin (trade name Legalon) has proven useful in amatoxin poisoning cases. In a trial of one of the flavolignans silybin, in 60 patients poisoned by amatoxin-containing Amanita species, there were no deaths. (see Der Marderosian & Liberti 1988 and Foster 1991 for a summary of this work).[


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 10:00 PM

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What does itk stand for anyways. Idiotic talking king.


User_Name: Slim Jim
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 09:51 PM

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Aminita nasty spit that shit out.....


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 08:17 PM

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Next it well be about; What was the reason and why on,Who was the frist to say it's safe and was it used for food. And they found a Cave with panting's of mushroom's on the cave wall's and each one that showed up as poison had a X on it. Was this the frist people to Eat and Run hmmmm.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 07:45 PM

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Morel recipes..... Anyone?


User_Name: ITK
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 07:10 PM

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Well I'm glad to see that thinking you're a complete idiot for intentionally eating as you state A. Phalloides, aka the death cap, makes me a "dumb ass". Come on buddy, get real. And to compare the mildly toxic at worst, A. Muscaria to A. Phalloides is possibly more questionable then you claiming to have eaten phalloides. I'd happily prove to you that I'm hardly a "dumb ass".... I mean Arora was pretty impressed as I guided him this summer...... But frankly wasting any time on you is nothing I care to entertain. Good luck to you though. I would like to say that im glad you didn't require a liver transplant, as you taking a transplant away from someone that really deserved it would have been a tragedy.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 02:27 PM

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Ok ya'll, I have been reading all of the posts involving eating poisonous mushrooms. I enjoy reading everyone's posts. And I always like to absorb more knowledge. But, I will continue to stick to my philosopy on mushrooms. If it is poisonous, or will alledgedly give me stomach discomfort, etc. I will steer away from it. It is not worth it to risk it! There are plenty of other mushrooms out there that are perfectly safe, why would you want to mess with something that is suspect? I know over two dozen that I can safely eat. I try and identify new ones to add to my list, as I know there are many that are safe to eat. But I am not going to endanger my body or life! Life is too precious to take that chance! Everyone, full buckets! And here's praying for a MUCH better 'shrooming season next year!


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 12:25 PM

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Aminita's do have different dangerous compounds. It is advisable to keep away from ALL Aminita's as there are only a few that are edible and that is questionable.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 12:24 PM

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Very interesting info Steve, I would be scared to try it though.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Monday December 03, 2012
Time: 12:17 AM

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Here is an article I just found although I don't completely agree with it I'll post it might give some of the nieve a little more insight. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanita_muscaria


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Sunday December 02, 2012
Time: 11:59 PM

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Aminita toxins or so they are called start with Amanita muscaria aka fly agaric . It contains Muscimol and the compounds within it go up such as panthers and so on. Some of the most deadly Aminitas contain much more of these compounds. But I doubt most of the dumb asses that commented on me know this.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Sunday December 02, 2012
Time: 11:17 PM

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Old hunter posted under my ip address for those of you that know the internet. Good friend defending me.


User_Name: Old Hunter
Date: Sunday December 02, 2012
Time: 11:00 PM

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You might want to give that steve from oregon more consideration. I have come to the same conclusions myself.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Sunday December 02, 2012
Time: 08:50 PM

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As far as poisonous mushrooms go I think false morels may be more dangerous than most aminita's . One of the deadly chemicals in false morels is almost the same as jet fuel. I personally think this might be from all the plains flying overhead dispensing dangerous chemicals that the mushrooms suck up. Might also explain why people in the middle of the country can eat them with less side effects and also why people recommend par boiling, that may burn off the toxins. Not sure Morel loving teddy bear I'm sure would have more insight on the false morels.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Sunday December 02, 2012
Time: 05:11 PM

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Live and let die I think that is a good philosophy. I also agree with people in power making regulations about things they have little or no idea about most of the time the regulations benefit some special interest group. As far as doing dangerous things and posting videos or chat about it guess skydiving, kayaking, space travel, motor sport fetes, so on so on ect should be banned. Where does it stop?


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Saturday December 01, 2012
Time: 08:06 AM

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I surmise that moderation in all things has been touted for eons. Consuming alcohol with black morels or over-eating them can be very dangerous for some people. Not everyone has the same reaction to various false morels either and I would advise to never consume any of them. I prefer to stick to consuming edible gourmets in moderation and then only eating mushrooms that chefs I am familiar with would serve to the general public in public restaurants. ………… Was there not a James Bond movie titled; “Live and Let Die”, as it is there are more than enough regulations for things that are not fully understood by those making the regulations.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Saturday December 01, 2012
Time: 12:51 AM

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Steve, Good info on the milk thistle however, best to stick with the common edibles and not take any chances. I have often seen a shroom that looks delish only to find out its either poisonous or unknown??? Forget about eating aminita.......unless you are really fricken hungry. Don't take chances with shrooms boys and girls, the wrong one could kill you


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