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User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Monday, February 28, 2011
Time:
07:00:05 PM

Messages

Chuck,I also picked the Sorrento fire.The portion that flushed well was predominately cedar.I have been picking morels for many years,and I agree that mixed forests produce well,but I must say that over the years some of my best picking has been in predominately pine forests. The last Pine fire I picked was a beetle killed forest,and it produced next to nothing (except where there were live trees,alder,willow,ect.)There were portions of the fire that were wetter than goose ....,still nothing.I suppose temperature could have played a role,but I'm not completely convinced of that since it was a warm spring that year.I didn't pick the Clinton fire,but it looked like there may have been live trees mixed in with the dead ones?Anyhow,I'm sure that the Binta Lake fire is not 100% dead pine,so I'm certain that everyone will do good.Hope you dig your way out of that snow bank soon!


User_Name:
ChuckInASnowBank
Date:
Monday, February 28, 2011
Time:
04:17:50 PM

Messages

I have picked some bug kill that have produced great mushrooms. There is a temperature and moisture correlation between the bug kill (notably being Pine forest). I have seen some incredible flushes come in only to lose them to frost or see them dry up. Cedar, Hem-Fir, and Spruce forests have also produced reliably. The ground conditions of such forests also have commonalities most notable are higher ground moisture contents than bug kill stands. The Clinton and Sorrento Burns were perfect examples of where the Morel likes to grow. 2011 will be a different year. Expect cooler temperatures and a later start to the season.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Monday, February 28, 2011
Time:
10:00:20 AM

Messages

mmmm,I have to assume that your post was meant for me, because I'm the only one that has mentioned beetle kill.I am only speaking from my experiance.I have been to a couple of burns that were just about 100% beetle killed.Did I find mushrooms?Yes, I did,but they were far and few between.Where ever there were some live trees mixed in I found mushrooms,but where it was 100% beetle kill,I found nothing.Was your experiance different?If it was, it sure would be nice if you'd share your findings.


User_Name:
Chico
Date:
Monday, February 28, 2011
Time:
09:05:19 AM

Messages

Hey BUGEYE whats going on? You are uncle Bugeye now! send me an email and you'll see... enjoymushrooms@gmail.com


User_Name:
mmmm
Date:
Monday, February 28, 2011
Time:
05:44:02 AM

Messages

stay away from beetle kill burns they dont produce


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Time:
10:32:03 AM

Messages

Shhhhhh!!!! No Talking about Christmas!!!! I can't bear to think about another winter! Yuk! :-)


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Friday, February 25, 2011
Time:
10:20:22 AM

Messages

Only 8 month till Christmas. Oh! ..and a that other Christmas is just about 2 months away......


User_Name:
boletus Joe
Date:
Friday, February 25, 2011
Time:
10:17:53 AM

Messages

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Monday, February 21, 2011
Time:
08:21:56 AM

Messages

I found verpa's the first week of March one year! We've had a fairly mild winter here in southwest Washington this year, so maybe we'll see verpa's within the next three weeks! Can't help but hope! Spring sure is close!


User_Name:
truffy
Date:
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Time:
06:12:45 PM

Messages

The Truffle Festival in Oregon also had forays which were only a couple of hours, no food or anything and they charged people double of what Chris charged... Truffles are expensive! I won't do it any more raking, rarely get a ripe one. The dogs are the answer...


User_Name:
Steve from Oregon
Date:
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Time:
06:15:23 PM

Messages

Well looks like Chris had a pretty good Truffle Foray little expensive though. Anyone else find any good amounts?


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Time:
12:19:23 PM

Messages

Well,a couple of days of this warmer weather and our snow should be gone.Chuck,I promise that I won't whine this year,lol. ;-))


User_Name:
toohless
Date:
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time:
07:33:25 AM

Messages

I though the Russian mob were in saskatchewan!what about lobster in the Canadien shield! just whatch for, witch habitat grow grey pine trees! you`ll find out lobster down grow only in pacific coast line!


User_Name:
ChuckInTooMuchSnow
Date:
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Time:
03:14:50 PM

Messages

I'm ready for spring.... Lets keep the whining to a minimum this year please...lol


User_Name:
"Phantom Writer"
Date:
Monday, February 07, 2011
Time:
09:45:01 PM

Messages

Ha Carle, have you sent in your report.?................................Old heppie we have a board meeting at 12:00 pm and I hope we can pass the by-laws before the next meeting. The group need's to pass it before March and we well need your vote on the 16th. I have been voted in as the Chairmen of fieldtrip with are first one in May for the class's that and with a field trip and also on the apointed to be on the Board of Directors. After the meeting I well pick you up so be ready and Don't forget your Camer this time.


User_Name:
"Phantom Writer"
Date:
Monday, February 07, 2011
Time:
09:23:35 PM

Messages

I see the tweeker is tweeking again,for he thanks he know's all, and all are tweeker's like him.


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Time:
03:10:36 PM

Messages

Oh my goodness! /scared now


User_Name:
TK
Date:
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Time:
11:13:57 PM

Messages

Who's tweeking, PW!


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Time:
09:04:42 PM

Messages

LMAO!!!


User_Name:
"PhantomWriter"
Date:
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Time:
07:17:20 PM

Messages

Keep away from KM Mobster Gang: They have been known to run with a gang call the Morrelles Mobster and they have a 1,000,000,000,00 lbs on there Kingpin Boss head. I have heard that a Mobster that is from the East coast has been meeting with KM. and are planning something "Big" up North. No one knows anything New on the New Boss of the east coast Mob. They have been selling Lobsters off the coast to Canada and no body has been able to locate there hideout are whom they are selling them to. We received a tip from a well inform and might say a looker of a lady from the west coast gang in the States, and she goes by the name of Carla and she runs a sweat shop on the west coast. Sometimes we use her mud coffee to get info from those that well not talk and if you ever drink some, you well talk and talk and talk for days and day's sometimes weeks at end. so if anyone knows anything on the two Mob remember this they know all most everything there is on the location and the where abouts of where they are keeping the picked " White Matsutake Gold". What ever you do,don't confuse them with the Joe's Gang for they just rup off everyone and you end up paying them to take your shroom and may the gods be with you. If you have INFO call this person the no shroom line at 555-555-5555 and if you can't find your 5's try fax it top Give-me -moremoney ;Joe's at moremoney@joe's.joe's


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Time:
09:36:19 PM

Messages

KM,I know that we have lots of mobsters here.I was being a smart ass when I said, "what about the Canadian mob?" I was referring to the cartel.lol :-)


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Time:
07:46:30 PM

Messages

Tinker we got more mobs than you can shake a stick at....


User_Name:
DShroom
Date:
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Time:
07:37:13 PM

Messages

You can get hoppers out of morels by placing the tray over a plate of sweet stuff such as cheap imitation maple syrup (did anyone ever try sugarwater?).Wormfree is harder, but the evidences of worms are many--little white things, holes in shrooms, lighter than they look,......and healthy ground is still possible to find. You really have to go for more professionals--the cheap labor is not the ticket. Professionals want a little more but the loss rate is SO much lower on certain mushrooms, including matsis. You can make a lot more if you get a rep for quality. Certain chefs will only deal with certain people....


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Time:
04:57:42 PM

Messages

Sundanzzzzzzz. Where did you go?


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Time:
10:44:11 AM

Messages

KM,you're right about Binta Lake,that's where most pickers will go.Lots of room for everyone.Russian mob eh,lol,what about the canadian mob? ;-)


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Time:
05:23:02 PM

Messages

bugeye... email me


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Time:
05:19:45 PM

Messages

What Dshroom said.....


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Time:
05:16:10 PM

Messages

Tinker.. I doubt the Russians can get it together on a large scale, and after the mafia takes their cut russian product will not be that cheap. Chuck. lotsa fires to choose from. expect the Burns Lake/Vanderhoof fires will produce big... That area has in the past. With gas prices so high pickers will need to be picking lots.


User_Name:
Tinker
Date:
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Time:
01:01:27 PM

Messages

Chuck888,there's certainly lots of fires to choose from this year.What I'm wondering, is how much of them were dead jackpine.Also,with so many fires both here,and in Russia, the price will probably be very low.It's a hard call.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Time:
06:54:00 AM

Messages

keith, i'll pass the word around. it may be a good idea fro your orgaization to contact the Cranbrook College of the Rockies and inform them of what your course is about and the players involved. They have supported NTFP workshops in the past. As for morels, its impossible to pick or buy large volumne without any bugs at all or am i missing something? (an experiment -try gently flushing with clean water a few of your cleanest morels and see what surfaces? i've found class insectia) other mushrooms like pine and chanti's it is very possible to sell bug free and ready to cook. our chefs really really like those and we enjoy a higher price.


User_Name:
chuck8888
Date:
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Time:
05:48:23 AM

Messages

well does anyone have ideas where the big pick is going to be this spring?????I have already know where the biggest burn is, was just wanting to what other people think??????


User_Name:
DShroom
Date:
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Time:
08:49:36 PM

Messages

Wildside, I find that ignorance is in what a good mushroom should look like and how to keep them. Perfectly good mushrooms have been ruined by careless handling. Would you leave your chicken out on a hot counter--I've seen chefs leave lobsters out that way. I always tell chefs how to handle and try to educate.....Yes, wild mushrooms MAY have bugs or worms, but they don't NECESSARILY have to. IT depends on handling and weather conditions. Sometimes it just depends on where the shroomer picks and HOW he picks. Patches can be "cleaned" but it takes a LOT of work. It is not a matter of falling out of the car into a patch full of valuable mushrooms any more.Good shroomers are going out of their way more and more to impress their customers. Particularly those who love their work....


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