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Old Sep 18, 2009, 2:53 pm   #1
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What would you do???????

After filling a basket with some nice hens, i come across this.

You seasond hunters know what these mushrooms are.

For the beginner, this is what we have:
The orange shroom is the "Jack O'Lantern" Omphalotus olearius.
Poisonous.
The other one is the "Hen of the woods" Grifola frondosa. Choice

Due to the fact that a lot of spore deposit was on the hen from the Jack O'Lantern,guess what ?????. It's still out in the woods,not going to chance it.

14 lbs. of good stuff
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Old Sep 18, 2009, 4:26 pm   #2
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You did the right thing!! Jacks are deadly and I really would like to meet you some day.
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Old Sep 18, 2009, 5:09 pm   #3
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Shure looks tasty, but i'm glad you did not take a chance & eat it. Great pictures!
I just ate the last of my hens from last year yesterday and today. Never seen them
growing so close to other shrooms like in your pix.

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Old Sep 18, 2009, 7:11 pm   #4
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Considering you had 14lbs. of "the good stuf" I think you did the smart thing Leonard.
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