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Jun 16, 2008, 6:07 pm
I just got back using my new GPS. So what are these?? Can you eat? They are so fresh.

Jun 16, 2008, 6:10 pm
they where growing on wood, maples, elms

Jun 16, 2008, 6:12 pm
Non found on ground all gill are straight

Jun 16, 2008, 6:15 pm
they smell good

Jun 16, 2008, 6:18 pm
Top are gray and the bottom pure white as snow? so what do you think. I got they in cold water right now.

Jun 16, 2008, 6:35 pm
Ted, don't eat those, they are way too far gone to possibly I.D, see if you can spore print it,mike

Jun 16, 2008, 6:44 pm
Hi Mike, The woods was full of them. My bag broke them up. If I soaked them in water can I still get a print. Not going to eat. I didnt have my camera with me. Otherwize, I would have left them in the woods. What do they look like to you. I thought they where Fried Chickens, but not so, after I look them up.

Jun 16, 2008, 10:07 pm
Originally posted by greysRDbest
Megacollybia platyphylla (http://www.mushroomexpert.com/megacollybia_platyphylla.html)

check that out. That sure looks like them to me. Megacollybia platyphylla. The Gills where very thin and Bright white. They also had a slight order There was only one out of the bunch that had a hint of very light pink. All the others here bright white. I put them in cold water, untill I could cheaked them out. So, I dont know if I can print them. Plus, I need a lesson in spore printing the right way. Well, I am doing a print one as I type. I think I just learned how! I will let you know. Anyway, I fig I was going to enjoy a dinner---BUT NOT EDIBLE, SO GUESS NOT. Thanks for your help. You folks are the best.

Jun 16, 2008, 11:07 pm
Greys, you hit the nail on the head, gill color did not match up to an old specimen of P.cervinius,mike

Jun 17, 2008, 1:06 pm
I tried a spore print. Here It goes!! they appear to be far more white then pink or red.

Jun 17, 2008, 1:09 pm
and a close up of the gills. They do branch off near the edge of the cap!

Jun 17, 2008, 4:50 pm
I didn;t check jason's link but to me...those are platterful mushrooms.

Apparently edible (meaning you won't end up on the liver transplant list), but why would you?


Jun 17, 2008, 11:09 pm
Why edible-Ed ? I tell you they where fresh no bugs and looked good enought to eat. But I am going with Miker on this one- all the facts point to Grays!!! Plus, I tossed them? When in dought toss them out. I like my liver!!