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Old Apr 18, 2013, 11:44 pm   #1
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Question Mesh Bags

I know most of you guys prefer to use mesh bags to gather morels. My question is, where can I get them and how much do they cost? Closest thing I've really found is those reusable shopping bags from the grocery stores, and those aren't exactly mesh, and I'm not sure if they'd be really all that breathable for the shrooms. Any suggestions are welcome. If I can't find some good mesh ones I'll probably just use paper bags.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 12:02 am   #2
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Re: Mesh Bags

go to the dollar store and get mesh laundry bags... they're super cheap and work well, and i think they're a bit softer on the shrooms than the traditional shroomin bag. but if you want the "shroomsack" you can pick them up from gander mountain for like $15-$20.

I recommend you get to the dollar store, they work great
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 6:18 am   #3
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yep, dollar store
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 7:48 am   #4
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I agree...dollar store....the onion type sacks chew the mushrooms up too much...
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 11:29 am   #5
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Re: Mesh Bags

Personally I save the mesh bags I buy oranges in. I have lots of spares. Message me if you need me to send you one.
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Old Apr 20, 2013, 12:35 am   #6
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Re: Mesh Bags

I appreciate the offer, but I went ahead and picked up a couple of the dollar store mesh bags today. Should work out well. Thanks to everyone who offered their advice.
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Old Apr 20, 2013, 2:31 am   #7
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and just a lil something i once read from a smart/experienced shroomer... leaving one morel to spore out in a spot will spread more spores than any mesh bag...

even the tiny ones can spread hundreds of thousands if not millions of spores... I'll be living by this from now on with not just morels but all shrooms i harvest.
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Old Apr 20, 2013, 6:31 am   #8
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I figure that even if I pick every one I find I've probably left more than I took. But I do leave the tiny ones most of the time so they can grow at least big enough for someone else to find and eat.
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 6:30 pm   #9
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Re: Mesh Bags

I actually prefer a large wide bottom wooden basket with high sides, especially when I'm hunting an area where everyone else hunts - they already know what you are doing, so there is no reason to hide your take under your jacket. Mesh bags are fine until you get a few pounds in there, but eventually the weight smashes the bottom ones down - and then they get pretty dirty when you keep setting the bag down to gather more. The wooden basket provides enough space to drop spores between the slats, but also provides more surface area to keep the mushrooms in good shape; and it keeps them off the ground and away from the dirt. Oh, and the mesh bags have a tendency to get caught on branches and canes when you're walking through the woods - not an issue with the basket.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 9:46 pm   #10
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thanks for the tip...got a bag of 3 for a buck at Dollar Tree...awesome!!!
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