Introductory post (maybe can spur some activity in the comm)
Seems like there's not been a lot of activity here, but who knows... maybe it'll pick up.
So here's my introduction:Name?
Eugene, ORHow long have you been a fungus forager?
15... 18 years maybe?
<>How did you get interested in fungus?</b> How could one NOT be interested in fungus??? Have you attempted to culture fungus, and what was the experience like?
I have not done a lot of culturing. Once, way back, some friends and I did, but little success. Right now, I DO have an oyster mushroom log that I've been watering regular and is fruiting.What references or educational background do you utilize?
I am mostly self-taught, but I have a good reference library including the D. Arora books, and a few others. What is your favorite fungus?
Cantherellus formosus, Hypomyces lactiflora, and Tricholoma magnivelare are my favorites, though I won't snub most species of boletes or tasty russulae. Any recommendations or final thoughts?
Errr... final thoughts? I plan to have quite a few thoughts and none final.Pictures to share?
I'm sure that there will be some.
searching for morels
I have been out looking for morels. Is it more common to find them on the north side of a slope than on the other sides?
Found a fungus.
I found a little guy growing in my window planter. I'm guessing he probably falls into the category of "little brown mushroom", and is best left uneaten, but if this description sounds familiar to anyone, I'd love to hear more. Must've popped up really quickly. The cap is 3/4", sort of ovoid, beige darkening to brown at the top. The gills are white. The stalk broadens toward the base, and does not feature any ring. I'm not quite sure how to take a spore print on a cap this vertical.