User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 11:26 PM

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As far as reishi tea and shitaki's go I have nothing to say do the research yourself.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 11:23 PM

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Information and knowledge are power but then again maybe I should burn my books and be content and live in a Hitler state.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 10:57 PM

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Hello If you think my post was inappropriate at least I didn't film myself doing in for those who are impressionable. Here is one of several videos online http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ1EQqldheI . And I am pretty sure teenagers spend more time on youtube than they do Matsiman.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 10:44 PM

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By the way I have seen people on here advocating eating verpa's I have even seen them at farmers markets and although I have eaten them again I would not suggest it. I have even seen people post that they enjoy false Morels again would not suggest it.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 10:39 PM

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Hello, First off I in no shape or for suggest anyone try what I did. I would have yous the wording do not try this at home but when you tell someone do not do this some people will do it because they do not like being told what to do. The information I provided could possibly save someones live if they mistakenly ate the mushroom thinking it was something else. In the U.S. hospitals say there in no cure for mushroom poisoning but in Europe as well as other countries they have used milk thistle for hundreds if not thousands of years to counter react mushroom poisoning. Here is just one link that says milk thistle has been studied and has been shown to completely counter react the death caps effects. http://www.livestrong.com/article/326344-milk-thistle-for-mushroom-poisoning/ . Again I do not suggest ANYONE try what I did everyone's body is different and I have used medicinal mushrooms as well as other herbs for years. I have done lots of research on milk thistle as well as other herbs not only mushrooms. It might not hurt to have some in case of an emergency but then again scratch that you could be allergic to it. I would never try to give someone a idea to try something possibly life threatening.


User_Name: starving
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 05:32 PM

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last i heard they where 4 to 5 a lb for chanties but if your talking about the south oregon coast dont waste your time very weak crop and whats out there is water logged hh


User_Name: lonesome picker
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 03:45 PM

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any one know what their payin for channies on the coast? is it worth the time?


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 03:44 PM

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Sorry if I started a tirade, But I could not, not comment. That having been said. I know that one of David Arora's topics touches upon Amanita's being edible. He does not include all Amies, and he also takes great pains to explain the proper way to cook them to get rid of the toxins. There is however no mention of cooking or eating Death Caps. Just thought I would clarify. It was the use of the name Death Cap and the mention of eating same that got me worried......


User_Name: JDS
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 03:06 PM

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I wonder if drought conditions affect mushroom growth (especially Matsutakes) differently depending on other factors, such as soil makeup. This year has been a bust in most of Western Washington, and I think it has a lot to do with being so dry.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 09:53 AM

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I'm going to leave the posts for 2 reasons. The posts following are good information. If I delete the post, no one will know what following post true content is referencing, and if you read the posts carefully, he is suggesting what he ate to cure his symptoms could have cured him. He also says he doesn't suggest anyone try what he did.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 09:18 AM

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I know of someone who's kidneys failed from eating false morels. There are others who eat them with no consequence. You just have to be very careful and do your research before eating any mushroom


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 09:12 AM

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Any mushroom you are planning to eat you should be 100% sure it's safe. Shaggy manes are yummy however, consuming alcohol with them can cause a near death experience in some folks. All mushrooms are non- digestible and even the edible ones should only be eaten in small amounts at first to get your body used to them. Eating poisonous shrooms is a crazy notion.


User_Name: zed
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 07:23 AM

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matsiman can i suggest you delete the post where someone is talking about eating death caps. in 1995 2 people died of kidney failure in Qualicum Bay on vancouver island after mistakenly eating these mushrooms... any suggestion by anyone regarding eating these mushrooms is absolutely negligent. there are many many reports on serious poisonings over the last 20 years...... buddy who posts this crap give your head a shake!


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 06:39 AM

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windwalker, THANKS


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday November 30, 2012
Time: 06:37 AM

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Northerntour, welcome to the page. Don't want to pop your bubble, but the theory that the mycelia goes into a survival mode due to heat is contrary to statically investigations. You need to read this page, http://matsiman.com/formalpubs/chapter_1.htm You should also read this page, http://matsiman.com/fruitform.htm The central Oregon Cascades produce large crops with little or no rainfall. Biomass and rainfall stats are available for those who doubt this statement. Anyway welcome to the page! Oh yea they're getting waterlogged here in CJ.


User_Name: windwalker
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 11:43 PM

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posting you ate aminitas and death caps is the most unethical thing a educated mushroom picker could ever do......rookie pickers read this and believe it is ok.....didn't hurt you...but believe me it's insane to try it....i have seen what aminitas do to someone after eating them accidently cause they thought they were eatible....every day hospital visits having there liver and kidneys checked cause they were so sick. you actually can get sick eating any wild edible mushroom under the right circumstances. not the smartest posting i have read on here for sure, especially from someone who is supposed to know what they are doing in mushroom world....just my 2 sense worth i guess....


User_Name: northerntour
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 06:22 PM

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First post. Hi Everyone, I live on Southern Vancouver Island. Been hunting Chantrelles & Matsutake for 25 years. We had a drought this summer. First rains October 12th. First time I've seen no mushrooms of any kind in the forest at the end of October, beginning of November. Been a "bust" for Chantrelles and Matsutake. For example, one of my favorite spots would pick 25 - 30 pounds of Chatrelles in a day - this year same spot 1 pound. Been checking my favorite spots for Matsutake = 0 pounds. Talked to other mushroom vetrans in the area - same story. I enjoyed reading the posts this week pertaining to mushrooms. (I just discovered this site so thats why my first post). Saw a post why a mushroom's mycelium goes into survival mode during drought and thus doesn't fruit, Makes sense to me as to what has happened on Southen Vancouver Island. As of November 25th I started seeing a few species of mushrooms popping up - nothing worth picking. It's been mild this fall - usually snow in the areas in the mountains by now. Again, great site, enjoy the posts that stick to mushroom info. Thank you.


User_Name: ITK
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 01:55 PM

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Arora came down to do some picking in the SW this summer. He cooked up some A. Muscaria and A. Rubescence for dinner one night. The Rubesence are purely edible and quite good. The Muscaria he par boiled a couple times to leach the toxins out and then sautéed. They were ok, not great by my pallet but not bad. As far as intentionally eating death caps.... I dunno what to say except buddy that's pretty effing dumb.


User_Name: Haroshee eelee ploka
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 10:54 AM

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“Haroshee eelee ploka?” (Good or bad?), An interesting read about mushroom foraging in Russia and it mentions why they collect what we consider to be poisonous. “A lot of species that are listed in American books as inedible, Russian books define as conditionally edible. That is to say they may only be edible in certain stages, or when cooked certain ways.” http://eng.1september.ru/2002/31/1.htm


User_Name: Shogun
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 10:24 AM

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I'm with Boletus Joe & ITK and Darwin, it is ass bad as that other thing about it being as safe as milking a bear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-0kvUQPZ-Q http://www.theonion.com/articles/deaths-of-550000-confirm-which-mushrooms-are-okay,7014/


User_Name: Shogun
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 10:18 AM

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I just watched this tube video on safely eating some aminata's but Arora's disclaimer/warning at the end to not try it at home is a bit shaky and difficult to read. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-0kvUQPZ-Q


User_Name: ITK
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 10:03 AM

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I'm with Boletus Joe on this. That has to be the single most stupid thing I have ever heard of. You belong in the Darwin awards.


User_Name: Boletus joe
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 09:28 AM

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I have to comment................. I find what you have done by posting your experience here very "unprofessional". What if some young (teenager) reads this and thinks he can emulate your amazing feat. If you want to tempt fate be my guest...... but think about who might be reading this sight. "Someone who eats a Death Cap will not feel any symptoms for 10 to 14 hours. Then the person will experience vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. After awhile, these symptoms will go away and the person will feel fine. They are not fine. Three or four days after eating the mushroom, the person will have kidney or liver failure. He/she will die five to ten days after eating the Death Cap."


User_Name: Shogun
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 07:15 AM

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Steve, i've never known a milk thistle Reshi. Do you mean milk thistle and reishi and shitaki? If so how much of each and how were they prepared.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Thursday November 29, 2012
Time: 12:06 AM

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Hello, Well just reporting now but thought I would put my money where my mouth is. About two and a half to three weeks ago ate some death caps deadly little brown mushrooms as well as some other aminita's . Waited for about a day and felt some minor pain in my left and right side in the back as well as abdominal pain. Then I repeatedly took milk thistle Reshi and shataki and the sickness and pain went away. It's been 3 weeks now and feel very well even my month long cold is gone. I don't suggest anyone to try this but I am fairly sure about the benefits from some mushrooms. Steve


User_Name: ITK
Date: Wednesday November 28, 2012
Time: 09:05 PM

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I have no idea. I'm in New Mexico, was getting the prices from my buddy that's buying there. Lemme see what I can find out.


User_Name: PineKing
Date: Wednesday November 28, 2012
Time: 05:48 PM

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@ITK, What kind of volume is coming in?


User_Name: ITK
Date: Wednesday November 28, 2012
Time: 12:27 PM

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He's parked at the ebb tide motel.


User_Name: ITK
Date: Wednesday November 28, 2012
Time: 12:25 PM

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Pines are 12/12/8/5/3 in ft. Bragg. For 2 more nights only. Kings are 11/8/5, queens are 9/6/3, chanties are (whites) 4, goldens 5-6.5 Look for the red Tacoma/white camper shell.


User_Name: Oregonridgewalker
Date: Tuesday November 27, 2012
Time: 10:16 PM

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I'm hearing 5.00 to 8.00 for pines is this true ? if so Bummer !!!!


User_Name: calimushroomer
Date: Tuesday November 27, 2012
Time: 04:32 PM

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Does anybody know the prices of Matsi's in cave junction oregon??


User_Name: "Mad Morel"
Date: Monday November 26, 2012
Time: 01:52 AM

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shane, you must live up North.?....A"..... Couger's are known to stock people if there are having a hard time finding food and kid's are small and look to be easy food. Many hunter's and mostly Bow Hunter's have been stock by Couger's, and after the people voted some time back on the uses of dog's to hunt bear and couger's there has been many more report's of siting's in the last twenty to twenty five of year's of couger and bear's in the city's of Portland and Vancouver,USA. and other city's in Oregon and Washington state as well. If you ever hike up the trail at red rock pass keep your eye's open for that is where I had my run end with a Cat up high off the trail in the year 2000. Steve I'm sorry to say this, but oven the last four year's we have had more then avg snow full on both side's of the Cascade's and this winter well be below avg snow fall with warmer temp's and dryer weather. I have seen are spring & summer's over the four year's stay cooler to long and that the snow would melt very slow and that would keep the ground colder much longer. This to me is what has kept the many fungus's from growing like we have seen in the year's past and many coniferous have not needed to use the mycelium for the suger's and other food's. That's my story and I'am sticking to it........A"


User_Name: Shane
Date: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time: 11:47 PM

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Nasty......glad we don't have many cats around here. TONS of bears and wolves but only one or two cats in the entire region.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time: 10:54 PM

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Oh forgot to mention I don't think the cougars like hikers kids or anything else invading there territory for sure if they have cubs.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time: 10:42 PM

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Look forward to that time Mad Morel. Maybe we could share a jar of moonshine or something. As far as the big cats go I have only herd of them stalking hunters Matsigurl might be right about them knowing your intentions. I predict this winter to be a pretty nasty one can't tell you why just feel it. Kinda like when all the animals run uphill before a huge wave hits. Peeps in my family say they think this winter will be mild, not me sticking with what I feel. Might be wrong but normally not. Full buckets all!


User_Name: matsigurl
Date: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time: 09:58 PM

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Hey all, what a beautiful weekend this one turned out to be! Couldn't ask for better weather than Saturday or Sunday. Got a lot of things done here around the park. I wanted to comment on the post about spiders because I to noticed an abundance of them in my buckets as well as out in the brush. Just wanted to let you know because I notice things from year to year and this year it was definitely more spiders, later in the year. Hope to go hiking tomorrow if the weather holds out. I have my fingers crossed. Also - be careful of those Cougars. I walked up on one who I am certain saw me way before I saw him. Matter of fact, I wouldn't have even noticed him at all except he stood up from his spot on a rock in the sun and backed himself into a crevice nearby. That is where he stayed but he never took his eyes off of me. I know because I backed myself down the trail and got the hell out of there. I know animals sense your intentions and he didn't seem to interested in me at all. I certainly wasn't there to bother him. Never the less, it is good to always keep your eyes open and be aware. The one I saw was bigger than a german shepard or large breed dog. PS...this incident was right around the 12 mile marker on the 8100 road last year November 2011. Above the horse camp and below Blue Lake. Full buckets to all, Matsigurl


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time: 12:01 PM

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Anyone have good recipes for Morels, I have a load of them dried and vacuum sealed


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time: 11:44 AM

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Found some very nice shaggy manes yesterday.....fried them up and ate them.....yum. Here in the Vancouver area we get these shrooms in spring and fall. A great treat!


User_Name: "Mad Morel"
Date: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time: 04:45 AM

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Cutting are Pulling of Chantarelle's @ http://www.pnw-ms.com/home.html and read about there study and the effect that has on cutting and pulling of chantarelles.


User_Name: "Mad Morel"
Date: Sunday November 25, 2012
Time: 04:33 AM

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Steve, I have seen many Spider's this infact more then I could remember, they have help keep them bitting fly's and blood sicker's away from me this year and they were big by the end of the season.I do hope they return next year as well.!! We well be going out to cut are Christmas tree this week and look's to be a good week to hunt for one on are side of the Cascades, sunny and cold and Very little snow and with a little lucky we may find some Ice pop Chantarelle's on a stick lol. I have seen one of them BIG Cat's about ten feet behind me back in the fall of 1999 on Mt St Helen's and at first I said..... Cool but then the word's came out...O Shit ....now what?, well let's just say it's a long story and I'll keep it for the camp fire to tell sometime when we run into each other out in the field and no one got hurt after an hour feeding him matsi!. lol......A''


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Saturday November 24, 2012
Time: 10:58 PM

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I did also come across 2 elks a fox and one very stealthy mountain lion all of witch I felt meet me no harm. No bears though?


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Saturday November 24, 2012
Time: 10:38 PM

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Well went hiking it was very plesent. All the gates to the mountain where shut off for the seasonal snow. On my way way up started with rain then hail then sleet then snow . I found about ten unidentifiable shrooms so I let them be. Hiked about another two miles too where I knew there where the yellowfeet would be under the old growths but nothing. On my way up only tracked one other person size 12 boots like mine. When I got up too the old growths just sat there and listened to the streams and the snow falling was very peaceful. No mushrooms but a very nice hike!


User_Name: gonzo
Date: Friday November 23, 2012
Time: 11:15 PM

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also kings, all grades, drying possible. 503 801 three six 18 leave message with price/location as i have poor reception or post here. thanks will


User_Name: Gonzo
Date: Friday November 23, 2012
Time: 11:13 PM

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Have access to some beautiful matsi mostly 1 and 2s looking for buyer paying reasonable prices. Im located NW oregon can deliver partway as long as price is right. I can get quantity and guarantee quality. Whats your price/location? thanks Will


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Friday November 23, 2012
Time: 07:48 PM

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On that subject have you noticed all the spiders in your find? Sometimes I will have over 30 spiders without a single bite.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Friday November 23, 2012
Time: 07:46 PM

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Mad Morel, I have done it both ways as well. I think the mycelium is deep enough to withstand pulling same as matsutakies. I still cut most of the time but if I'm at a good patch I might pull don't wanna leave sings for others :{)


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday November 23, 2012
Time: 06:56 PM

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Sound there well be a post on; shuold you cut are pull Chantarelle's. I have done both and it has not stop them from growing but pulling pulling them has help my patch's to inprove there size and my harvesting in more lb's in each patch on the eastside of the cascades as well as the westside. But I only pull them when there small and thin in size.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Friday November 23, 2012
Time: 02:53 PM

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Farmer john Was reading an article and was curious.


User_Name: Farmer John
Date: Friday November 23, 2012
Time: 02:40 PM

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Steve from Oregon: yes there are non bluing psilocybins. Why?


User_Name: DuffTiller
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 09:46 PM

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Market man-----Why is it closed, and will it come back, sitting on mushrooms i picked today..


User_Name: DuffTiller
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 09:44 PM

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poorpicker i have baskets, email ....guzman2106@aol.com


User_Name: Scruff
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 09:33 PM

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God Bless, enjoy your Thanksgiving and please delete all bigots into the stone age.


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 08:28 PM

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Anyone ever hear of non blueing Psilocybes?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 07:13 PM

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Scruff and others, Don't no if your asking me if I mind being called a Yank, but doesn't bother me. I do however have a concern over people , religions or races being called by demeaning or otherwise known slurs of their nationality or religion.

As for respect, it is one of the most important parts of any relationship. Disrespect will not be tolerated here. Racial name calling has come up in the past and was eliminated simply by deleting posts. Eventually the posters went somewhere else cause they couldn't keep a message up long here. As soon as I find them, they are deleted as they were never there.


User_Name: Scruff
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 06:29 PM

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Do you like being called a Yank? Matsiman, can you delete some of the crap on this board?


User_Name: two cents
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 02:42 PM

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Speaking of respect,the buyers are the ones that have no respect for the pickers that work thier butts off harvesting the mushrooms for them!To say that one would get a better price if they had more respect is nonsence!


User_Name: Market man
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 01:17 PM

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Matsutake market in Japan is now closed...... Thus the price drop.....


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 10:23 AM

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone… ….may we keep gratitude in our hearts this day and always.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 09:43 AM

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Last night CJ buttons $8. Last week $20. Buyers next to Junction Inn.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 08:38 AM

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Personally, I always cut chanties, boletes and morels. Pines and lobsters are the only ones I uproot.


User_Name: washroomer
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 08:32 AM

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New to the mushroom game. Pickin Chantys. Been cutting as opposed to pulling. Can anyone give me the pros/cons for either technique. I've always been under the impression that cutting will help ensure the fruit will be there next year and now I'm hearing that pulling helps to preserve freshness once harvested. Thanks


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday November 22, 2012
Time: 07:59 AM

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Dont believe me? Next time you drop off a load of mush to the buyer, demand that they pay you a dollar more per pound because you have "respect". See what happens.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Wednesday November 21, 2012
Time: 09:37 AM

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Golden Lobo...thanks for your insightful post. I agree with everything you said about respect, both for the product and the people we hope to sell it to. Anyone who says respect has nothing to with selling Matsutakes has probably never sold any directly to anyone of Japanese ancestry. I've been friends with the same family for 30 years, and they have bought most of the Matsutakes that I've picked during that time. They love to hear about the woods the mushrooms come from, and when they were younger they sometimes went with me. Those were very special days, some of the most enjoyable I have had.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Wednesday November 21, 2012
Time: 08:38 AM

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From what I understand, in British Columbia there are 2 exporters of mushrooms only. Apparently, these fellas reserve all extra cargo space of planes destined to the country of purchase of the product. This allows them to "choose" what they pay. The end consumer probably still pays premium for the goods. Typical business practices.....human greed. Unfortunately most of us are guilty of greed on some level


User_Name: Shogun
Date: Wednesday November 21, 2012
Time: 07:38 AM

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I disagree with your supposition Mtn Morels. When I can import cleaner and browner 松茸 from a non-disrespectful country I will gladly pay more.


User_Name: Mtn Morels
Date: Wednesday November 21, 2012
Time: 07:00 AM

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Attitudes and respect do not effect the price of mushrooms. Supply, demand and market dynamics do. Nothing else. Thats how business works.


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Tuesday November 20, 2012
Time: 07:39 PM

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Poor choice of wording..... That's all, thanks Oregon Steve


User_Name: rpmrene
Date: Tuesday November 20, 2012
Time: 04:56 PM

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To poorpicker,Sorry did no reply quicker im on the west coast away from my home town at this time until end of january,dont know if your willing to fork the shipping cost but here is my Email: rene_pouliot@hotmail.com


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Tuesday November 20, 2012
Time: 12:20 PM

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My apology, I certainly did not intend to disrespect anyone or any culture, I simply used the word as a short version of Japanese. If I were dissing, there are other choices of words I might have used. I live in an area where I embrace other cultures. We all come from the same energy and are made of the same ingredients. I can understand why I may have come accross the wrong way. Thanks for pointing it out


User_Name: poorpicker
Date: Tuesday November 20, 2012
Time: 11:12 AM

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to: rpmrene I am interested in your baskets. You would have to ship them.... What is your email address so I can contact you? (or if anyone else has mushroom baskets for sale, I am interested).


User_Name: Golden Lobo
Date: Tuesday November 20, 2012
Time: 10:11 AM

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Fishgod: Yes matsutake mushrooms are used for various medicinal purposes, including cancer but North American white matsi are not the favored type. The Japanese culture has been utilizing matsutake for aphrodisiac purposes possibly for millennia. Please do not utilize names that might be considered disrespectful of the people who purchase our mushrooms. ……... Some pickers here in North America have shot ourselves in the proverbial foot due to insensitivity to the culture which used to pay US with golden eggs of cash. The infamous STOMP video is an example of insensitivity for the feelings of those who value and revere the Pine Mushroom. ……… Yes, I do understand that the Canadian Stomp was an act of defiance in raging against the JOE’s who were not allowing buyers to pay the pickers the money amount they felt they ought to get. However anytime we have insensitivity for another culture and their traditions it is not good for future sales as the culture turns its back upon US and towards those who show respect. ……… Imported matstake mushrooms in Japan bring a much higher price to countries which show respect for a culture that may revere or considers this mushroom sacred. It is my understanding that it is the brown matsutake shaped phallic variety with virginal veil, which commands the highest price. You are not very likely to find much of this type in North America but countries which do have it corner a greater portion of the market and get higher price for their mushrooms. …...... There was a time when our white matsutake brought much higher prices, like when the Emperors Son and heir to the throne got married. North American pickers were getting paid insane dollar amounts for white matsutake because there just was not enough brown or white matsutake on the market to satisfy the demand. ……… I feel that we shall continue to see prices for our matsi drop unless there is a change in attitude that shows respect. There have been video crews filming picking practices in several countries and if they filmed any disrespect for individual mushrooms and then returned to show the people who treasure matsutake what they filmed ??? ……. I am afraid that on the whole we have destroyed our own goose-that-laid-golden-eggs. …...... John Holmes, a mushroom psychology researcher


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 11:24 PM

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Joe, I'm sure it was just a bad description. I've done it before.


User_Name: Boletus joe
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 11:10 PM

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IF you were a "FishGOD" Then perhaps you could explain the derogatory use of the word Japanese. Sorry man your on the internet and the internet is not just YOUR domain. Get a life........


User_Name: germany17
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 05:28 PM

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Just wait til theres "MORE" people.........


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 04:36 PM

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Mushroom therapy is also recognized as a form of cancer treatment. I believe that's why the Japanese are all over our Matsi's. Mushrooms are a truly incredible fungi!....and yummy too!!


User_Name: Fishgod
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 04:33 PM

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Getting back to gypsy mushrooms. Interestingly enough over 40% of north americans have the genital type of herpes(many don't even aren't even aware) upwards of 80% suffer the oral strain. So if indeed the gypsy shroom is a possible natural cure it could be an avenue to explore for those who suffer with the condition


User_Name: hurtinalbertan
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 04:32 PM

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Omnath stay away from the commercial side. Out of experience it's best to work alone... in every sense of the word.


User_Name: omnath
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 11:22 AM

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First time post. Wish I would have found this website earlier. What a goldmine of info! Anyway, I've been picking for a little over a year and I am consumed with the activity. I think it only makes sense for me to learn the commercial side since I'm picking way more than I can use. I've been studying and scouting and I can identify many species but I still struggle with the when and where to look. My main interest is Kings, Morels, and Matsus. Considering what a terrible year it's been I think I'm doing well on my own but I would be interested in meeting some folks who could show me the ropes and help me figure out this whole thing. I'd be willing trade or give a percentage of what I pick or ?? if someone would take me on some hunts. Just throwing this out to see what kind of response I get. Any suggestions are appreciated. PS. As much as the money interests me the passion comes from being in nature and finding the fruit. I'd like to share that with whoever I hunt with. Thanks Nathan omnath@hotmail.com


User_Name: ajaygarg
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 09:39 AM

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have 100 kg of matsutake to sell nterested ppl please contact me ajaygarg1962@hotmal.com 2675863033


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 09:32 AM

Messages

OMG is right.......................... That story sound's like a buy I knew in Vancouver (U.S.A).He would alway's ask me what other buyer's were paying and would pay the same are one are two $'s more and never would he pay the gas to drive them in to his shop.


User_Name: germany17
Date: Monday November 19, 2012
Time: 08:40 AM

Messages

just simply "OMG"


User_Name: Morelseeker81
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012
Time: 09:14 PM

Messages

Hello everybody, this is my first time posting. This is a great website, I really enjoy the posts, and the great information on Matsutakes. I'm not a Matsutake picker but would love to learn. I've picked morels and mountain Huckleberries for ten or so years, mainly for personal use and a little side cash. Until this year that is... Starting with my harvest of spring blondes on the 28th of March I harvested morels continuously until the end of July for my sole source of income. I sold to my regular local buyer, for whatever his price was that particular day. Not really having too much knowledge of the wild mushroom market I didn't have any leverage to negotiate a better price so didn't haggle much. I knew of about 4 other buyers within 40 miles so I started cross referencing his "offer" with theirs. As you all probably guessed there were often large disparities in prices. So one day, when my regular buyer had been paying a measly $7 for the previous week , I heard through the grapevine another buyer had been paying 9.50 for the previous week . trying to remain loyal to my buyer I still went to him and just mentioned the fact that someone was paying 2.50 a pound more locally. He got a little hostile and said "No the price is $7", and that he knew what the other guy was paying and basically accused me of lying to him. Luckily for me, this particular day my friend and I had 135 pounds of burn morels from the last day and a half of pickin' so we started loading baskets back into my truck. I told him that we couldn't afford to sell them all to him at that price and I was going to dry the rest. He didn't bock on his price so we got our cash for the 70 or so pounds. As we were walking away he said he was going to check with the buyer I mentioned and if he was really paying that much more he was going to call me up and give me the difference. A few hours later I got a call from him and collected our difference a few hours to many apologies. The other 65 pounds I did end up drying and selling for 100 a dry pound a week later. So a few more days of pickin' go by, the seasons almost over. My friend and I knew of one last honey hole to pick. We hike the 2.5 miles in and right before we get there we hear the hoots an hollers of other pickers. It was a twelve man crew of Mexicans and they had just picked out the patch we were heading to. We chatted with the "crew boss" and found out that one of them was buying for 13 but most of the crew were selling to a guy in Cottage Grove for 14. Not only that, but they were on their way to Montana where the local price was 17. Three different "Localized" prices at the same time! We only had 15 pounds by the end of the day so we once again headed to my local buyer. This time I didn't even mention the price. I just told him we had seen a crew of pickers and they told us they were selling them in Cottage Grove. He kinda got a look on his face like he knew what the cottage grove price was. He started saying things like he usually doesn't buy this late into the season, and got really defensive once again. We ended up getting a couple extra bucks a pound, but not 14. I think If we use this website to better communicate the current price of mushrooms throughout the season we can start getting little better leverage with the buyers, especially if we pool our mushrooms with other local pickers. If you find your local buyer is not paying what he should be, and refuses to compromise, then the next day pool your mushrooms with other local pickers and if its worth the gas drive them to the better market. Buyers will even drive hundreds of miles to pick up sizeable quantities of mushrooms, which you will have if you pool yours with other pickers. If all else fails, dry them and sell them on the internet There is no excuse for us as pickers selling for less than market value. with a little discipline, and cooperation, I think we can set the market price instead of being at the mercy of it. Maybe a pipe dream, maybe not. Tell me what you guys think. I'm not saying that all buyers are bad guys, and I know many are joes at the mercy of a broker and don't have much of a say in the buying price. Unfortunately there is a lot of dishonesty and taking advantage of that occurs in the market and believe it is our responsibility as picker to only support buyers that are honest with us and not just basing their price on what they can get away with. Let me know what you think and what ideas you may have. Anyone in the rogue valley that's interested in possibly pooling morels next spring, or just needs a pickin buddy let me know!!! Also, I'm not sure if its too late but anyone willing to take me along picking matsutakes I'm willing to take out pickin morels in the spring. I have some descent spots for natural blondes, natural blacks, and logging blacks greys and greens. Thanks for letting me ramble,and Full baskets! Adam 541-351-8809


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012
Time: 07:57 PM

Messages

OlyP I didn't say it was over on the peninsula but as for the Cascades,east and west side it's just as well be over for there is no money to be made!. As most finding some we still could bring a lb are so home to eat. The weather is really going to be the key player to going out looking for some and as for the snow level it look's like it's going to play as well. Most of the eastside of the Cascades well see a good amount. By the way Oly-P how much money have you made today picking and is there a buyer near you? I know most of them and there all gone South so if there's still someone around you are one of the lucky one's unless you are barking up a tree. I only call it the way I see it and it's been many year's out there enjoy what I love to do and learn every thing I know by myself and I have passed it down to many people,some people just like my because I teach other's what to look for and when but never,never passed a place down that I have found by myself and never given info about place's some one ele's has found unless it been over taken by other's that take everything from baby's to over grown that should be left to seed.


User_Name: Itk
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012
Time: 06:52 PM

Messages

Calishroomer. Yes there are buyers in NorCal. Ft Bragg and willits at the least. Don't know what prices are? What are you picking, how much and where would you like to bring them too, and ill get you prices.


User_Name: Rbcortes
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012
Time: 03:11 PM

Messages

Oops forgot to put those were matsutake. Always find alot of chanterelle but nobody here eats them.


User_Name: OlyP
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012
Time: 02:38 PM

Messages

august is dead wrong. went out today to pick some chanterelles for my turkey day gravy...found pines just starting to come up. Left them in the ground and I'll go back for them in a week. Oh yeah, picked about 5 lbs of chanties...a little soggy from all the rain we're getting on the peninsula but there are signs that another flush is starting.


User_Name: Rbcortes
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM

Messages

About time. Hit my patch and got around 40 1/4 to 3/4 pound buttons. Only couple plates though. Love grilling them up with cheese on them. Happy Camps going to have late season


User_Name: matsigurl
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012
Time: 10:42 AM

Messages

I agree with "Mad Morel." TAKE CARE OF YOUR FOREST...most importantly, get out there before we are no longer allowed. Mother Nature knows I hope and pray that day never comes, but why take any chances? Get out under the trees, enjoy what is naturally yours, and TAKE CARE OF IT like it is where YOU LIVE. Because IT IS!~ And on that note....i WISH FULL BUCKETS to all no matter what it is you are hunting for! .....Matsigurl


User_Name: hide and seek
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012
Time: 04:34 AM

Messages

If the mushrooms dont know what there doing, how can people say what there doing ,,,they are all coming at once ! kings , chantys , shaggys , and tons of lbm's....ha,,,,,id bet a pine or 2 perty soon ,,as soon as my ass comes of the couch and goes to da hills ,not to high up!


User_Name: "Mad Morel"
Date: Sunday November 18, 2012
Time: 12:52 AM

Messages

Well the season if over for pine's,chantarelles and many other shrooms that we love to find and only 4.5 month's feft before we start all over again in the spring. Many of you well be planning for the fire burn's and next spring with hope on finding a mother loud and hope you well be the first to find it and that you and your group (f your not by yourself) well make some good old cold cash. Why not, there are a lot of burn's to help keep us from running into each other, but then if all the burn's manuacture a season for all to injoy and as you sleep at night you dream of being over run by them. Your dream's are saying to you wake-up wake-up before your dream on how much there going to be paying for a lb and how mad you could become at them,you work very hard for what little they pay you and for what the door's to being one with the forest and wild life to enjoy the fresh air.?! What ever it is injoy it and take care of it for it's more then just a way of life and it's all we have left before they lock us out.They well try soon to lock us out and keep you and me from forageing on the land that was place aside for the people to use fishing,camping,hunting and forageing as well as many other outdoor activeness. I hope we all well be around to enjoy this coming spring but we must get by 12/22/2012 frist and we can and we well if we have a big smoke out on Dec 6th 2012.!!!!!!!!!!!! lol


User_Name: Steve From Oregon
Date: Saturday November 17, 2012
Time: 04:16 PM

Messages

Hello all, Well the season is about over in my neck of the woods (I think) as if it ever started. Looking forward to the winter solstice now :).


User_Name: calimushroomer
Date: Saturday November 17, 2012
Time: 02:34 PM

Messages

Does anybody know if there are any pine mushroom buyers in northern california or oregon and what are the prices??


User_Name: matsimofo
Date: Saturday November 17, 2012
Time: 06:44 AM

Messages

Hey Fishgod, thanks for the tip on the medicinal mushroom, it just might totally improve my life!


User_Name: Shroomertom
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
Time: 06:38 PM

Messages

OR Coast--the scabers are a growin', the matsies are a flaggin', and the boletes? Hitchin' to California is my guess.


User_Name: Joel_Bolete 'the dream killer'
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
Time: 03:07 PM

Messages

deliciously OVER FOR THE SEASON.


User_Name: King one
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
Time: 02:04 PM

Messages

Chanties are ?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM

Messages

Been a long time since I've had to re-format the message board. Couldn't remember how. Hope it stays fixed.


User_Name: A"
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
Time: 10:58 AM

Messages

This is a test, can you read me?


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
Time: 10:55 AM

Messages

I see a test


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
Time: 10:54 AM

Messages

Well let me say this, test the weather and if you like it


User_Name: Matsiman
T1: 112451

Messages

Got it fixed, you can post now


User_Name: Jenny O
T1: 112451

Messages

Bout time you old die heart. as if we all don't no what 's going on.


User_Name: road 23
T1: 112451

Messages

did not do any mushroom picking this year and everyone knows why,probably better next year. talk to all of you next time,see you later 2012 .


User_Name: Fishgod
Date:
Remote User:
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
Time: 10:13 AM

Messages

Hi all. I figured out the mushroom I found on Vancouver Island last week. They are called "gypsy mushrooms" not only are they edible but apparently cure herpes


User_Name: poorpicker
Date:
Remote User:
Date: Friday November 16, 2012
Time: 09:02 AM

Messages

to: rpmrene I am interested in your baskets. You would have to ship them.... What is your email address so I can contact you?


User_Name:
dfors
Date:
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time:
07:02:46 AM

Messages

i have approx 25 lb of nice dried morels for sale dried to about 3% stem removed anyone wanting these can contact me at dfors@telus.net thanks and have a good one dean


User_Name:
upick
Date:
Monday, November 12, 2012
Time:
09:20:37 PM

Messages

anyone know prices for island area????


User_Name:
oldgirl
Date:
Monday, November 12, 2012
Time:
08:47:11 PM

Messages

too dry for too long i think makes a poor picking season for p.r.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Monday, November 12, 2012
Time:
06:55:07 PM

Messages

Buyers in CJ now. Junction Inn parking lot.


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Monday, November 12, 2012
Time:
02:58:46 PM

Messages

A thank you to everyone who has fought for our freedom...young and old. If not for you, we may not ever have gotten chances to run wild in our beautiful mountainsides looking for whatever we may be looking for. Full Buckets, Matsigurl.


User_Name:
Northwestjones
Date:
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time:
07:27:19 PM

Messages

Water logged....few and far inbetween....eeeeek. not so good.


User_Name:
joel_Bolete
Date:
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time:
07:00:59 PM

Messages

yes...


User_Name:
PRDave
Date:
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time:
11:53:44 AM

Messages

Finding only frozen & mushy shrooms here in Powell River. No luck with anything edible. The end?...


User_Name:
Lobo
Date:
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time:
06:42:06 AM

Messages

00ps, I neglected to include our Canadian friends. Happy Remembrance Day & Happy Veterans Day to all of us who served our countries.


User_Name:
Golden Lobo
Date:
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Time:
06:24:06 AM

Messages

Happy Veterans Day to the MadMorel and anyone else who has served their country.


User_Name:
Mad Morel
Date:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time:
10:16:27 PM

Messages

Reality?, The reality is he just used to many people to long and what gose around comes around to them that use people. Do they hunt shrooms in jail are make them out of toilet paper.


User_Name:
Mad Morel
Date:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time:
10:07:38 PM

Messages

tattle tale, That would not be a first for him as I have heard he has been there before and that would be a nice place for Chris to over winter for the next ten years.! lol


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time:
03:58:17 PM

Messages

I guess his mushroom reality show must not be working out.


User_Name:
tattle tale
Date:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time:
01:59:02 PM

Messages

I herd that chris got busted for sum ellegal srumin shenagins in his home state of gorgia an iz goin to corte, maybee he wel bein jail?


User_Name:
Mad Morel
Date:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Time:
01:08:53 PM

Messages

I was told be a friend that Chris well not be in Counger this year do to no Shrooms but he well be out this way next spring at one of the fire burns in Wa or Org.


User_Name:
Forager
Date:
Friday, November 09, 2012
Time:
07:57:19 PM

Messages

Any wild ginseng pickers out there?


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Friday, November 09, 2012
Time:
07:02:18 PM

Messages

Silvers sound nice, I didn't buy a fishing license or tags this year. First year in about 20 years Last year caught a 35 pound king or should I say queen. She was probably a 5 year runner and hadn't laid her eggs felt bad about that. On top of that I didn't wrap the fish up right well most of it so most of the fish got freezer burn a true waste. I found a guide on Craigslist who guides trips starting at Adams and ends in Couger or somewhere there about only charges 40 bucks. Too bad I have to much going on too join him could probably go for free if he knew what I know about shrooms. Sounds like he teaches newbies on what and what not to look for. Better than Chris he charges anywhere from 150=350 lol. By the way I think Chris will be in the Cougar area sometime soon. Full Buckets! Steve


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Friday, November 09, 2012
Time:
04:05:35 PM

Messages

Hey Steve from Oregon...no worries...Everyone says things without thinking about who they may offend now and then. Clearly none of us are perfect. I'll just say that the people I meet up in the woods are the nicest and most sincere people I can ever hope to make acquaintance with. You already know.. So no hiking for me today, did some household chores and stuff. O YEA, I did stroll down to Cougar Creek this morning. What a treat...the silvers are running bright red and bald eagles all over in the trees waiting for an easy breakfast. Well worth the walk. Full buckets everyone, Matsigurl.


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
10:16:17 PM

Messages

Also, on that note most mushroom hunters love nature and if you love nature chances are you can't be all that bad.


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
10:01:55 PM

Messages

To everyone I offended by the felony comment I apologize. I'm not so perfect myself if I got caught doing one tenth of what I did I might not be here talking/typing now. I understand when your young without resources you do what you gotta do. I also realize once you are labeled as a Felon your opportunities are limited so you do what you gotta do. Sometimes I spit out random sh@# please don't take offense. Full Buckets.


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
09:53:01 PM

Messages

Wow! Writing a book is my dream. Writing one about my favorite hobby would really be something. Good for you, Augustmoon. If you need a good editor, look me up. I am gonna send u a friend request on FB tonight! PS....u were right about the 8100 and 8123. Not a single mushroom in sight from the Horse camp all the way up to Blue Lake. Beautiful day for a hike. Probably last one for a while. It's COLD....Full Buckets, Matsigurl.


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
09:04:49 PM

Messages

Mushrooms, fish and other creatures are becoming more scarce. Weather patterns are changing as well as landscapes. This is a disease known as "man". There is and never will be a cure.


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
09:04:42 PM

Messages

Mushrooms, fish and other creatures are becoming more scarce. Weather patterns are changing as well as landscapes. This is a disease known as "man". There is and never will be a cure.


User_Name:
Marin
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
07:44:08 PM

Messages

After talking with buyers in Randle and talking to friends who are there as I write this, this will be the first year in last 20 that I won't spend the gas to go picking


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
07:42:59 PM

Messages

Hi guys, if you ever get over to Vancouver island check out the caves at Horne lake. These caves are awesome and go hundreds of meters into the earth. No mushroom but there were cave bugs as big as my hand..... Perhaps edible?


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
03:55:19 PM

Messages

Pretty sure they weren't lobsters, I have found many of those in past seasons, keep guessing. Whomever has the right guess gets a prize!!


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
03:24:58 PM

Messages

Maybe it was a Lobster mushroom, a Russula effected by a certain mould. They are common and very edible.


User_Name:
Mad Morel
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
03:14:31 PM

Messages

Mushroom Bandit and Matsigurl as well as Steve of Oregon and Germany17, I like to say thank you for your feed back. I don't know and well never know all there is and what it take's for pine's,bolete's and all the other fungi's to grow the way we would like to see. There are signs to watch for that well help you to determine if and when they well show up if at all. I have been picking Yellow Chantarelle's all summer long on the east side of the Cascades with out rain where the westside needs rain to grow them and that sometimes come's late for the westside. I find many fungi's that tell me what well be showing up next and well not be showing. I find that sometime's some fungi that really grow well in the dry and hot summer's are tell me one thing, there well not be much of a fall crop if any. As I see it, Boletus edulis have not done well the last two to three year's do to cold summer's are dry summer's where rain his come to late in the season for the ground to warm back up like it was before it rain. Boletus edulis is a hard one to judge and the timing has to be right on to have a good crop with out worms taking over. The Yellow Chantarelles that I pick well stand up much better to the heat then the one's you pick on the westside,but if you know where to look they can be found on the westside!. I would like to say more and I well in my book that well be out sometime in 2014. It well cover the East an West side of the Cascades of Washington with photo's of my field studie's that I have done over the 39 year's I have pick. There well not be any map's are where to find them but only what to look for when you happen to be in those part's of the state of Washington. You could find me on Face Book under August Steinborn sr our Augustmoon1788. I do have many pic's I have taken over the last three or four year's so stop in and take a look...... A"


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
10:32:03 AM

Messages

Hi boletus joe, thanks for the reply. Nope, those aren't the ones.agreed....triangular head was not a good description. These were hefty shroomies, very pale orange. The caps were tightly grouped. Maybe some kind of russula. I am limited to my "fungi" iPhone app at the moment. I will check my field guide when I get home to see if I can identify them.


User_Name:
RG
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
09:43:39 AM

Messages

Hello pickers, anyone have a lead on Whitchazel? Hammamelis Virginiana is the scientific name. We are looking for the twigs and shoots, kinda like picking salal but better $ Please email me with any info. Thanks! enjoymushrooms@gmail.com


User_Name:
shroomgirl
Date:
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Time:
06:44:23 AM

Messages

Hey Ya'll. The orange peel is delicious. But they are smooth. No visible gills. They love to grow in freshly stirred up areas also. Recent digging, construction from earlier in the year. Kinda like the morels. Is anyone finding much of anything at all around western washington? Or are we to give up and try again next year? I am wondering if it is worth the gas $$ to even go out again. Full buckets to everyone!


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
11:52:02 PM

Messages

Up here in Cougar for the last couple of weeks. I have been getting familiar with the area in and around the 25 road above the 9300. This is a little northeast of Swift Reservoir. Seems like a real promising area although have only found a few. Lots of chanties but full of water or already molding unpicked. Also a great place to find lobster. Everywhere I walk up there, it seems like I can smell the matsi's. It's probably in the deer and elk poop. LOL. Gonna check up on the 8100 tomorrow and also the 8123. I believe, however, that "Mad Morel" is 100% right. Gonna go check it anyway. I'm sure there will be plenty of garbage left over from hunters; I can pick that if I don't find any pines. Hope everyone stays safe & gets FULL BUCKETS, Matsigurl.


User_Name:
Steve from Oregon
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
11:51:48 PM

Messages

I have seen those shrooms in the pics all over this fall bj. I normally see them in the very early spring close to where the logged morels show up, sometimes burns too. Steve


User_Name:
boletus Joe
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
10:48:56 PM

Messages

Hello Fishgod.... Orange growing in gravel.... That sounds like orange peel to me. Gilled with triangular head, that sounds like something from mars..... http://www.mushroomexpert.com/aleuria_aurantia.html Just a guess, But always find them growing on gravel, plus there have been a lot of them this year.... Probably not as bright if they were frozen. Hope this helps


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
10:07:38 PM

Messages

Hello, I think august is right. The rain happened too late for most of the fall shrooms. Thats why I think possibly yellowfoots and black trumpets may still produce but who knows the weather has been changing faster year by year. I have herd of lots of hens and chickens being found as well as cauliflowers?


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
09:49:24 PM

Messages

Last button picked today north of Pemberton. Deep freeze setting in now. Found lots of mushy ones. Looking forward to next year. Later


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
07:49:58 PM

Messages

Well guys, I am on Vancouver island, hiked around mount arrowsmith.... In the snow!! Found an interesting patch of shrooms. They were growing(frozen) out of the gravel on a logging road. Pale orange in colour.... Tightly wrapped together, gilled, large, dense with triangular heads. Tried to find them in my guide to no avail. Any ideas?


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
06:35:11 PM

Messages

Mushroom bandit, gonna put my business out here i guess. It has over 14 years since my last beef. I served all my time and only owe 7k in fines and i can get my rights back. So you saying (probably class c felonies) i can get a pardon on the monetary? Interesting......MAD MOREL!!!! if my felonies dont scare you, and you live in clark county.....you wanna go picking?


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
05:47:22 PM

Messages

hey Germany17 if those beefs were in tne 90's you can get a pardon now (10'yrs) hop to it cause there changin the law


User_Name:
mushroom bandit
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
02:14:30 PM

Messages

ya your write Mad Morell. i have a diploma in Forestry and they explaned to us that the mushroom is the fruitng body of the organism (miceleum I geuss). just like a fruit tree if you get horrible weather all season a good dump of rain won't do much in the last couple weeks. The micelum is only interested in survival at this point and won't and wont use up the energy to produce the fruit.


User_Name:
"Mad Morel"
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
12:42:11 PM

Messages

I've pick on the 8100 & 8123 rd for more years then anyone else around Couger and if you believe they well still show up! I must lol at you for thinking so. You needed the rain but it also has to come around the last two week's of August and the first two week's of Sept to cool the ground. I have pick pine's for 39 years and I still don't know everything there is to know but I do know more about when to look for them aaround couger and would help those that take good care of they bed's !!!!!!!! A"


User_Name:
wake_ash
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
09:20:47 AM

Messages

Thanks matsimofo!


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
07:03:06 AM

Messages

Matsigurl well said. I was a dumbass in the 90s and picked up some felonies myself. But in steves defense i have met and had the opportunity to pick with him and his wife. They are good people. Just used the wrong analogy. Being a felon doesnt make us bad. Just mad us harder. I say you, steve his wife and i go picking asap!!!! I anticipate the yellow feet and hedgehog patch to be kicking!!! Its in a mmatsi patch of mine. Then we can check the blue chanty patch steve and i know of there. I dont think scott will mind if we go there. SCOTT WHERE ARE YOU?!?!?!!? again my email is germany17@msn.com im heading out today tomorrow and Saturday.


User_Name:
germany17
Date:
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Time:
06:23:12 AM

Messages

Hello NW pickers! Im curious to see how well the patches are gonna respond to this cold front moving in this weekend. I anticipate buttons next week if the snow doesn't cover the patches too much. Im gonna go look for blue chantrelles. Another favorite. Matsi gurl, what happened to ya? We better make a trip next week for buttons. Wanna go to my patches on Hood?


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
09:34:25 PM

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Thanks mofo, Last fall I got some whites as big as my head( and I have a big head) and in good shape too. That was in the Hope area. I love the whites cause they actually "crisp up" when fried.......damn I'm hungry. Anyway I will head up mount arrowsmith tomorrow as a starting point, will keep you posted


User_Name:
matsimofo
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
09:12:43 PM

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wake_ash, there are two buyers in Lake Cowichan paying $4 for no1 chanterelles last time I checked. I have also seen people selling them craigslist etc. for between 8-$10.


User_Name:
matsimofo
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
08:53:17 PM

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The whites were mostly clapped out but I found maybe a pound of keepers.


User_Name:
wake_ash
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
07:38:00 PM

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Thanks Chantychaser! I am up in BC. I guess I shouldve added that! :)


User_Name:
Chantychaser
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
07:30:52 PM

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So today was my first time out mushroom picking, after stomping around for 7hrs and 2 ravines up on Burnt Mountain I finally netted 40+ lbs of Chanterelle's. Needles to say I'm hooked now and looking forward to improving my skills and the variety of mushrooms picked. :)


User_Name:
Chantychaser
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
07:24:00 PM

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Hey wake_ash here in Douglas County, OR chanties are going for $6 a lb at the moment.


User_Name:
wake_ash
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
07:03:45 PM

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Hey!! I am just wondering for chanterelle mushrooms, what the average price for pickers to sell them at? THANKS!!


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
02:49:33 PM

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Hello, Matsigurl sorry if I offended you yes people make mistakes and some change for the better. Full buckets!


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
01:16:29 PM

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Sounds like it has been an unfavorable year for pines. I'm sure glad I never got into selling those things. I'm on the ferry to van. Island. Will snoop around tomorrow and let you guys know my success.....or not!


User_Name:
Mycos
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
01:05:30 PM

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Ain't that true! Always someone either just started coming or just finished going....all depends on which pole your standing on, I suppose. But hey! Gotta do what you gotta do, right? LOL. Later man. :-)


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
12:54:30 PM

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Yup, I have been to that spot but it gets picked over fast! Lol


User_Name:
Mycos
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
12:38:30 PM

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Fishgod. Yes, I agree those directions were far too general. So I can give you a few more details. There's a place directly above the *center* of the Earth that always has some. Guaranteed.


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
10:51:21 AM

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Thanks Matsimofo, did you stumble on any whites?


User_Name:
matsimofo
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
10:48:08 AM

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fishgod- I picked 4 buckets of chantys in the eastern board of topo chart 092C15 (nitnat) between 100-200m elevation in about 6 hours last weekend. good luck


User_Name:
matsimofo
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
10:47:39 AM

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fishgod- I picked 4 buckets of chantys in the eastern board of topo chart 092C15 (nitnat) between 100-200m elevation in about 6 hours last weekend. good luck


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
10:23:44 AM

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No worries Father Earth, I will Poke around and see what I can see! Reports to follow. Good luck all!


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
08:48:15 AM

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Steve from Oregon, I am a little offended as I happen to be a multiple felon myself. Certainly not proud of the fact, but it is what it is. I made some bad decisions when I was younger and got caught. However, people do change, and some of my closest friends are also people who have made mistakes. I appreciate your concern for my safety but I must say that one of my keenest skills would be detecting "shady." Whether I am in the woods or walking down a city street, I keep my eyes open so that I may see the forest through the trees. Perhaps you should also open your eyes a little wider and not be so quick to label people you have never even met. Full buckets, Matsigurl.


User_Name:
Father Earth
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
06:35:52 AM

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000psie, guess it proves that I don't have my omnipotence card yet to get me into the elite club. I now see that you are heading to nanaimo this week, missed that part, sorry.


User_Name:
Father Earth
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
06:25:51 AM

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Fishgod, just thought it funny that you were asking for a general area for mushrooms without stating what region or country you are in. The only obvious response for such a question would need to be the whole earth, thanks for the clarification of your locale, lol.


User_Name:
Ali Ashraf
Date:
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Time:
03:54:55 AM

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Mushroom Expoter from Bangladesh


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
11:15:32 PM

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I think my last post didn't go through. Anyways had a friend bring me a 5 pound cauliflower helped to make up for last weekend kind of.


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
11:07:13 PM

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Hello all, Hey Matsigurl make sure anyone you go out shrooming with is not a multiple felon there are lots of shady peeps out there. Some here in the NW! Stay safe.


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
10:19:35 PM

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Being god like and all!


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
10:17:55 PM

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Funny father earth, just not familiar with van. Island shroomery and was hoping for a little insight as I seldom have time off. I'm sure I will sniff some out if there are any to be had.


User_Name:
Father Earth
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
09:40:39 PM

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Fishgod, I grow them most everywhere all over my self. If you are a godlike being you should have no trouble finding or growing them your ownself.


User_Name:
matsigurl
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
07:17:24 PM

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I have to agree with garf. Ideal weather for a duck. Mushrooms, on the other hand, not so much. Chanterelles are plentiful but pretty water-logged. Found very few pines so far. They are out there but definitely not in any numbers. The 8100 road near Cougar, WA is too warm still and the outlying areas are suffering from warm temps and LOTS of rain. Besides that, an early mid-0ctober snow is completely melted and adding to the wetness. So-o-o-o- with all these factors in play, my best guess is that it is still too early and as long as the weather remains warm and wet, our mushroom season is in a race against time. Once the snow flies, which should be real soon, it will be another one of those years with few mushrooms and sad mushroom hunters. Full buckets to all, Matsigurl.


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
05:57:45 PM

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Not asking for secret spots, just a general area. Haven't been out at all this year, too busy working. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
02:21:45 PM

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Just looking for edibles for the table, not to sell


User_Name:
Fishgod
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
02:18:45 PM

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Heading to nanaimo this week, any ideas where to pick?


User_Name:
Scruff
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
09:12:22 AM

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Garf, I found 1 #5 and noticed that the white chants are starting to pop in the high temp spots. I have only found pine this year in colder areas. Going back in a few days for one last look. Back in Vancouver now and noticed that mushrooms have just started to pop but no boletes or amanita yet. Heard that Japans season was delayed by heat. Crazy year.


User_Name:
Jeff
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
08:33:27 AM

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anyone buying White truffles in oregon?


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
07:12:21 AM

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Message I received this morning.

Dear Friends: Our Company denominated “Import – Export  Luiher, S. A. de C. V.”, is a Mexican company, legally constituted, dedicated to the export of Mexican products to different countries around the world. I have a customer in Japan that is looking for "Fresh Matsutake Mushroom", I know that you handle this product. They are looking for grades 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6, their requirements per week are about 50-100 kilos each shipment. The quantity depends of the quality and the prices. The prices must be C&F Osaka airport. The packing must be in one kilo per one plastic box, 6 boxes per foam-type plastic case. Arrival there in Osaka - Every Wednesday morning. Origin: must be USA, Mexico or Canada. Please give me the price that I can offer this product and also if you can handle the quantity they need. I wait for your comments. Have a nice day. Best Regards Luis Nieto luiher@prodigy.net.mx


User_Name:
garf
Date:
Monday, November 05, 2012
Time:
02:08:22 AM

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well its been ideal weather for a duck thats for sure... been raining pretty steady for days on end but its not unusual ...warm though ..and still no mushrooms..seems like the whole pacific northwest is having a poor mushroom season so can only hope we get better conditions next year ... still need some mositure in August and we didnt have any... found a few chantrelles today and a couple of other types of mushrooms... hope some people are finding some ... good luck and full buckets..


User_Name:
shroomgirl
Date:
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Time:
10:57:27 PM

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Went out today again, and hiked around for awhile. 600' level Western washington. Found tow small button Chanterelles that were too water-logged to eat. That was it! I may have to give up! Full buckets to ya'll next year I suppose!


User_Name:
Steve From Oregon
Date:
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Time:
04:56:26 PM

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Well went out today and found 2 chanties and 1 puffball. Worst year ever in these patches. In years past I have picked over 150 pounds in some of these spots. Didn't even bother to go to my Matsi spots. The chanterelles I found looked like they were just a few days old think the last couple of weeks of rain are just now getting them to pop but the season is almost over. Might be good for yellow feet we will see.


User_Name:
rondadonda
Date:
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Time:
02:45:10 PM

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Where are the matsutake buyers at in oregon now?


User_Name:
PRDave
Date:
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Time:
12:17:38 PM

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Pines in Powell River will be miniscule @ best & not worth the gas & time to bother. In my ventures out I have seen evidence of a lot of rakers destroying the habitat. Sad.


User_Name:
p.prp.picker
Date:
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Time:
11:57:59 AM

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buyers say in powell river people bringing in pines too small!so if they are starting you will only get small ones.but why do they buy them?just say no!and maybe they will leave them to grow.same problem every year and you all wonder whats happening to our mushroom market


User_Name:
Joel_Bolete
Date:
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Time:
07:13:12 AM

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I am off for another walkabout. i have had some good success so far this season (the last 4-5 weeks) on chanties. about 35 lbs picked. sure would be nice to find a massive flush today. I am on the lookout for boletus editus and lobsters, though I am doubtful for finding these. ->from behind Rolley lake, near Mission BC.


User_Name:
shroomkid
Date:
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Time:
04:26:55 AM

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hey dano, yup. still a bunch of eaters out there, so heading out again in the next few days, and next weekend. Got a bike, so should be able to get into some further out spots a little quicker. :) And chrisGO, advertise your Oregon reishi online, through craigslist and kijiji, or call up your local school of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There are a number of places here in Victoria that might be interested. The yellow pages is your friend.


User_Name:
Northwestjones
Date:
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Time:
02:22:28 PM

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Season is off to a slow start in the Cascades for this guy. Many Boletes. I even found some in the valley among Cotton woods and oaks. Cold snap forcasted for the weekend but we will see.


User_Name:
scpicker
Date:
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Time:
05:18:45 AM

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I found 2 buttons...whoop de doo!


User_Name:
wenatchee
Date:
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Time:
04:40:34 AM

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Wolfman24,,,,,,soggy whites are all I am finding...


User_Name:
Shroomertom
Date:
Friday, November 02, 2012
Time:
07:27:14 PM

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Boletes finally seem to be stirring. Small crop in Horsefall and Sparrow Park. Arliss got over two baskets of boletes today in Reedsport. Better late than never! Chanty crop still looking sickly in this area. Many of these shrooms will not hold.


User_Name:
ShroomHunter2112
Date:
Friday, November 02, 2012
Time:
07:11:46 PM

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Lots of shanty's in Powell River but many are soggy due to rain. Cauliflower plentiful. Pines so far are scarce. No where near cold enough. Buyers not making the effort to hunt the Pines worthwhile. Unless prices increase & we get a cold snap soon, this year may be a complete bust hate to say it. Best of luck & Full buckets everyone.


User_Name:
dano
Date:
Friday, November 02, 2012
Time:
02:34:32 PM

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well the season is over here as everywhere else. you may find eaters if your fortunate.temps are warm and mother is still trying her tricks,but alas its over..... still getting chanties. stay safe my friends....


User_Name:
Wolfman24
Date:
Friday, November 02, 2012
Time:
12:38:10 PM

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Anyone been to Wenatchee picking? We were thinking about going this weekend but not sure if its worth the gas money to go.


User_Name:
rpmrene
Date:
Friday, November 02, 2012
Time:
11:17:40 AM

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Poor picker ,where R U at ,I have 100+ baskets and lids in Cranbrook BC $100.00 take's all


User_Name:
poor picker
Date:
Friday, November 02, 2012
Time:
04:53:53 AM

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Where can i get some mushroom baskets?


User_Name:
chrisGO
Date:
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Time:
07:09:26 PM

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Looking for buyer of ganoderma oregonense... anyone know of any? Thanks a bunch


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Time:
10:49:44 AM

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starving, No Buyers I know of yesterday. No reason to be here cause there are no mushrooms to pick. Things are just beginning to form. Nothing for the next nine days at least. 20 to 25 days at most, depending on temps. A good cold front could flush those formed, but no where near that in the 7 day forecast. I'm not going to say what the outlook is, so don't ANYONE ask. If you read these pages, you can figure it out for yourself. Start with http://matsiman.com/fruitform.htm Here is the weather station I use, http://raws.wrh.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/roman/meso_base.cgi?stn=SBFO3 Ask again in a week and I'll let you know what's happening then. Matsiman


User_Name:
starving
Date:
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Time:
07:50:33 AM

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hey matsiman do you have any info on cave junction area any buyers there yet thanks


User_Name:
Golden Lobo
Date:
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Time:
07:50:19 AM

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Carp, some days it is dreams that keep me going even though the tank is dry and shanks-poney is what gets me from hither-to-yon...


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Time:
05:28:52 AM

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Don't know what happened to the missing posts. I didn't delete them. My server must have done something to cause the error. I couldn't get email for a few hours. The missing posts and loss of ability to access email are the only clues I have. Matsiman


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