User_Name:
sport
Date:
Monday, January 30, 2012
Time:
10:37:50 AM

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King morel... "Those days are gone, but who can say if the best are yet to come?"


User_Name:
kingmorel
Date:
Monday, January 30, 2012
Time:
08:27:01 AM

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Was going thru some old mushroom photos. That caused me to remember this poem I wrote: Reminds me of times gone, where we opened up Yukon, BC, Oregon, and northern California and the Pacific northwest to mushroom picking. To Dream Awhile I boldly reached into the wilderness's' deep, and picked the mushrooms I found there the best I kept and sold. To live ones life in the wilderness draped in its' virtues untold maybe that is why we are so bold? I jumped into this life with both feet firmly planted, I gave all there was to give. I looked at this time as a rose and put it in a urn of gold and nurtured it with rich black loam and dreamed the time away. When I awoke one morning I found I was not Unscathed. The rose was dead. Those days are gone but not forgotten:


User_Name:
YJ
Date:
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Time:
11:08:07 AM

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Hey Sport thank you for the info. on the elephant ears. Will be in touch thanks again. And dirty Dan that sounds yummy with the bacon. Sure wish Morel season would hurry up. Only problem is I always eat my profits Peace Carla


User_Name:
sport
Date:
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Time:
09:27:30 AM

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Hey YJ...Yeah elephants ears are edible and not bad tasting. An oldtimer in the Nass cooked some for us years back. First he soaked them in salt water to get rid of worms and then fried them up with bacon chunks! Good grub and thick meat they have. Just make sure what you eat are indeed Elephants Ears! Sport


User_Name:
Dirty Dan
Date:
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Time:
10:20:10 PM

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Thank you, Joe, For your response. YJ . I have heard and know there is such a mushroom. There is a big grey one I see in the bush quite often, I think it is the one called elephant ears, but I am not sure. The one I am talking about, like I said, is grey and looks just like an elephant ear.


User_Name:
YJ
Date:
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Time:
08:20:30 PM

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Does any one here know if there is a mushroom called elephant ears?


User_Name:
Joe
Date:
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Time:
02:18:20 PM

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In the past I have purchased the brain mushrooms from foragers. I have eaten the brain mushrooms every spring as long as I can remember. Here the last few seasons I no longer purchase the brain mushrooms, unless for my personal use....


User_Name:
SlimPickins
Date:
Friday, January 27, 2012
Time:
01:43:21 PM

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I cannot recall that they purchased the brains that much for making rocket fuel overseas but they did purchase tons of the gyros in LaGrande (there is a difference) between them but both do have toxins. The most dangerous is what is known as the "Big Red" back to the East of us, when a certain "mushroom expert" that teaches at a university in Illinois says that red morels can and do kill people this is the gyro type 'brain looking mushroom' that he is speaking of, I have read of people dying as they cook them and breathe in the fumes. Our Western variety is not usually so red and normally has a shorter stalk but can still mess with your liver.


User_Name:
Smurf mom
Date:
Friday, January 27, 2012
Time:
12:31:29 PM

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Let us know if you are ever opening up again for the valentine's/east holiday seasons.


User_Name:
Yellow Jacket
Date:
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time:
08:52:08 PM

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To Joe in Culver. I used to live in Culver for 20plus years. The brain mushroom used to be used for rocket fuel years back. It took a heck of a lot. The burned ridge was great then. At that time there was only 1 ridge known for them. If your in Culver you'll know what I'm saying. Peace Carla


User_Name:
Yellow Jacket
Date:
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time:
08:36:12 PM

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To Joe in Culver. I used to live in Culver for 20plus years. The brain mushroom used to be used for rocket fuel years back. It took a heck of a lot. The burned ridge was great then. At that time there was only 1 ridge known for them. If your in Culver you'll know what I'm saying. Peace Carla


User_Name:
Dirty Dan
Date:
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Time:
10:48:45 AM

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Mtnmushroom, I have never heard of mixing them with vitamins after boiling them before, but it makes sense. Thanks! It will be a handy bit of knowledge to keep in mind. Although I will still refrain from selling them locally. We have to many great tasting mushrooms in the wild to eat without having to live dangerously. Who knows, maybe, someday I might get brave and try them out myself. It is good to have the knowledge before hand. A lot of people claim they are real great tasting.


User_Name:
mtnmushroom
Date:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time:
08:57:05 PM

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The brain, or gyromitra is cooked and processed to remove toxins, then put into vitamins. but some people like to flirt with danger.


User_Name:
Dirty Dan
Date:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time:
09:08:03 AM

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Thank you for your info. and your response Slim Pickins


User_Name:
SlimPickins
Date:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time:
03:11:33 PM

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Dirty Dan, The last one I knew of that purchased them was Joe in Culver Oregon who reads and posts on this board, but if I recall correctly Arlie Smith at Smith's 'Fresh' in Portland was buying them or perhaps his buyer ERV up near Olympia Washington who also reads and posts on this board. It seems that there are Lower Columbia River area Verpas for sale each spring on the internet but I cannot recall for sure about brains. I agree with you in that I might sell to a company who is willing to taking such risks.


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Monday, January 23, 2012
Time:
04:43:47 PM

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matsiman. we always thought they were truffles. with the info i got they are not edible,and there is so many varieties that grow here would turn into long project.thanks for the name not confused now.ill call them leaverights, leaver right where i found er lol. stay warm and safe


User_Name:
Dirty Dan
Date:
Monday, January 23, 2012
Time:
11:26:55 AM

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Slim Pickens: You are right from what I have heard over the years. There is a lot of controversy about them. I myself will not eat them. Since I started picking in 1988 they seem to have been on the world market. At least some of the top buyers were buying them in the Spring. In the past, there was one buyer who was buying them steadily and I sold to him for a couple of years but I've lost track of him. Like I said, I only picked them a couple times over the years. The reason being, that I could only find a few. I have moved to a place where they are fairly plentiful now. I market a lot of my own mushrooms locally since mushroom prices have dropped. I am asked all the time by my customers to get them some False Morels (Brains), but I refuse to sell them to my customers because of the controversy about them, even though a lot of my customers say it is just a myth. Being pressed, I have given some away. I was aiming at the bigger companies when I posted my request. The bigger Companies seem to know more of what they are doing than I and if they are buying them anyway I see no problem with selling the Brains to them.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Monday, January 23, 2012
Time:
06:45:30 AM

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dano, can't help with Rhizopogon ID. You need to do some research or get someone to teach you. I can't ID them either. It really takes an expert. Even they make mistakes.


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Time:
07:01:58 PM

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matsiman,we pick aspieces of those,never were sure what they were. we get lots in pine season . if we get more info mabey itll be cool to pick.can you post more info please. thank you stay safe and warm


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Time:
06:05:56 AM

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Looking for Rhizopogon occidentalis or other Rhizopogon species.


User_Name:
SlimPickins
Date:
Friday, January 20, 2012
Time:
04:11:31 PM

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Dirty Dan, the market for brains has dwindled in the past few years due to possible toxicity or other concerns. Like other 'false morel mushrooms' some folks seem to not be affected by the toxins yet others have died after consuming them. There are methods some foragers use that allegedly remove toxins but I for one no longer pick or consume them because I value the functionality of my liver.


User_Name:
Acw
Date:
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Time:
08:24:04 PM

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Hi?


User_Name:
Dirty Dan
Date:
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time:
09:50:00 PM

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Is there someone interested in buying dried Brains ( false morels) now, or Fresh ones in On season and dried ones in the off season on a steady bases. If you are interested you can ph. me: (250)-962-3275 0r e-mail me at: > werst@xplornet.com


User_Name:
The Wild Life
Date:
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Time:
03:05:17 PM

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Heard that yellowfeet are 75 cents a pound and hedgehogs are 1.25. Not worth picking for that price.


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Monday, January 09, 2012
Time:
12:24:19 PM

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Sounds great dano! i'll ring you on the weekend. when i come over to the mainland in a few weeks, might be great to hook up for a java or something. I'll be in Abbottsford at the end of the month (if all goes well).


User_Name:
ontherez
Date:
Monday, January 09, 2012
Time:
09:28:56 AM

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is there any one buying yellow feet and hedge hogs closer to powers? my clutch cant make it to coosbay or brookings. would love some numbers or other options if possible. can also call me at 541-272-0023. bad cell signal so leav mes


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Friday, January 06, 2012
Time:
07:27:37 PM

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shroomkid ... sorry about e-mail try me at 604-703-9341 im not good on computer this is the only site i go to. ill be home jan , back to work feb. was good to hear from you. stay safe and warm.happy holidays to all


User_Name:
Lobo
Date:
Friday, January 06, 2012
Time:
01:28:05 PM

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Hey Daddy, so good to hear from you. I tried to call your cell phone a month or so back and got an interrupt, just now it says; "the person you are calling is unavailable right now" so I am assuming that previously the connection had not yet been established. How is the new job?, I shall attempt an Email.... moreldoctordotcom


User_Name:
Daddy in Italy
Date:
Friday, January 06, 2012
Time:
03:07:50 AM

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Howdy all, Just a heads up that I have gotten confirmation of morels here in the Campagnia region of Italy. Won't get to go get 'em until mid March. August and Lobo you have my home phone? We have a deal set up where if you call that number, it rings us in Italy but only cost you as if you were calling us in Washington. Of course we are 12 hours ahead. Cheers. Daddy


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Time:
08:29:02 AM

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WTB DRIED KING BOLETES... (Canada only). All the best in the New Year ! weilerhart@shaw.ca


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Time:
01:44:25 AM

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A belated merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Jol, Solstice, Festivus to everyone, and a very happy new year. I want to give a shout out to dano who i met last fall. I tried the email address you gave me, and it didn't work. so, feel free to try mine bud. It would be great to connect before the morel season hits in a few months. ~~ I hope that this lovely winter on the west coast here is good for the winter pickers out there. I've been blessed with some beautiful hedgehogs, enough for a few suppers, and yellowfeet by the half-pound. Apparently there are still some late showings of white and yellow chanterelles, and even some pines, under the duff, according to some of the folks in the local mushroom club here... Now that I've gone and acquired a taste for Suillus brevipes, I'm missing them! haha! ... Just cooked up some of the dried fire morels from a trip two years ago, and they're only tasting better, if that's possible. They really added a forest flavour to the pasta I made for the New Year's Eve-Eve supper. ~~ May all of your trips be fruitful this year, and your buckets full. Happy 2012!


User_Name:
Lobo
Date:
Monday, January 02, 2012
Time:
07:30:15 PM

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Mindy; It used to be that a buyer or two would set up in the closest Motel along the highway after you turned South from coming down the Rogue River Road. I used to buy in the area but have not done so in a long time. I was setting up a co-op for interested pickers but it just did not pan out due to those who thought they ought to get more money that way than I could drive to my Idaho markets and sell for, I decided that I did not need the headache & grief. Bud Evans retired but one of his children may still be operating Rainbow Rock Mushrooms off Rainbow Rock Road, I did not think to ask him last time I stopped in to visit at his rock shop & Peggy's goat ranch etc, Good Luck.


User_Name:
Nosepickin
Date:
Monday, January 02, 2012
Time:
10:56:30 AM

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Fresh matsis at 1500' westside Cascades yesterday south of Hood. The hogs are starting to size up with many babies. Stay home on the couch. You find the best trumpets there. Anyone got a thousand to bet? I'll take your money. Here is a clue: I didn't take a picture because it is not out of the ordinary. LOL. Truffles don't grow in Oregon either. People told me that when I stood in front of them with 60 pounds. Just because you know nothing about it doesn't mean it is not happening. OOOOOO, what was that sound? Just the truffle prices crashing from the highest prices in over 20 years. Full Buckets


User_Name:
Mindy
Date:
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Time:
07:38:06 PM

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Does anyone know of buyers in the Brookings (Gold Beach/Crescent City) area other than the Riverside Market?


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