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DIYSeattle
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Post Morel Mushrooms
on: April 5, 2011, 10:12

10:01:18 ‹Mistyvalley› Have to be careful there are false Morels, can really make you sick
05/04/2011 10:01:19 ‹1acrefarm› I usually just kick them over when they pop up
05/04/2011 10:01:38 ‹DIYSeattle› false morels are not hollow in teh stalk I think is the biggest difference
05/04/2011 10:01:46 ‹DIYSeattle› once you get the hang of it they are easy to tell the difference between
05/04/2011 10:01:54 ‹dnenella› oh thats weird
05/04/2011 10:02:02 ‹Mistyvalley› And the bottom of the head is not attached to the stem like a morel is.
05/04/2011 10:02:04 ‹DIYSeattle› thers also a short topped looking mushroom thats lik ethe morel 05/04/2011 10:02:06 ‹DIYSeattle› its good too
05/04/2011 10:02:20 ‹Mistyvalley› false ones.....have a skirt like bottom.
05/04/2011 10:02:23 ‹DIYSeattle› i used to look for them in Ohio
05/04/2011 10:02:29 ‹DIYSeattle› I have seent hem here in Wa along fence rows
05/04/2011 10:02:42 ‹DIYSeattle› you look for mushrooms misty?
05/04/2011 10:02:51 ‹Mistyvalley› Well, I am this year.....
05/04/2011 10:02:53 ‹1acrefarm› I may start
05/04/2011 10:02:59 ‹Mistyvalley› I should have been doing it for a long time.
05/04/2011 10:03:01 ‹DIYSeattle› How do you know about moresls?
05/04/2011 10:03:22 ‹Mistyvalley› Had a lot of friends bring them to family over the years.
05/04/2011 10:03:45 ‹1acrefarm› you look for morels or the other kind in ohio diy?
05/04/2011 10:03:47 ‹Mistyvalley› And since we had some pop in our yard this week thought it would be a good idea to see if we have any in our woods.
05/04/2011 10:04:12 ‹dnenella› wait i thought diy lived in seattle
05/04/2011 10:04:18 ‹Mistyvalley› MO Conservationist Mag came out last fall with lots of edible fungi that I found later in our woods.
05/04/2011 10:04:31 ‹1acrefarm› Diy is a nomad D
05/04/2011 10:04:34 ‹abhaya› lol we probably have them on the woods but I dont feel confident to tell them apart
05/04/2011 10:05:00 ‹DIYSeattle› dnenella, ive lived in a few places the US
05/04/2011 10:05:02 ‹DIYSeattle› a nomad lol
05/04/2011 10:05:03 ‹DIYSeattle› almost
05/04/2011 10:05:13 ‹1acrefarm›
05/04/2011 10:05:14 ‹dnenella› what is a nomad
05/04/2011 10:05:22 ‹DIYSeattle› they wander around
05/04/2011 10:05:24 ‹Mistyvalley› Well, I was scared of that too Sara but I you pick some take them to conservation, or something like that have them checked.
05/04/2011 10:05:28 ‹DIYSeattle› and dont have a house per se
05/04/2011 10:05:29 ‹Mistyvalley› They you will know.........
05/04/2011 10:05:39 ‹dnenella› oohhh ok
05/04/2011 10:05:49 ‹Mistyvalley› I had an older hunter of mushrooms confirm these........
05/04/2011 10:05:58 ‹Mistyvalley› Plus did a ton of reading on them.

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Post Re: Morel Mushrooms
on: April 9, 2011, 19:15

We used to have white morel mushrooms growing near some old apple trees of ours...
but the most exciting ones were the black morels that we hunted in forests. The pleasure of actually discovering these adorably hideous beauties is hard to understand until you've actually tried it yourself. ;)

If you want to hunt them, you might want to do as Mistyvalley did, and have an experienced hunter to give you advice... But as mushrooms go, it's hard to confuse a true morel with the inedible false morel. The true morel is hollow the whole way through...which is why it is often stuffed for an appetizer. The false morel is cottony inside... and the cap is "wrinkled rather than pitted as the true morels are." Also, the false morel's cap is not firmly attached.

Sources:

http://www.michiganmorels.com/morels2.shtml

http://thegreatmorel.com/falsemorel.html

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