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Old Nov 3, 2007, 4:40 pm   #1
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Oysters ?

While hunting today I saw what looks like clusters of oysters on a big fallen tree along a river. They were pretty big & very fresh. Didn't seem to have much smell. I've never picked or eaten oysters yet. Do they have any bad look-alikes? I may go back tomorrow. Thanks for any replies. I haven't seen any hens.
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Old Nov 4, 2007, 1:34 am   #2
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Hazel, there are few absolutes in the mushroom world. As soon as you say for sure they never "...", then they'll either do it in front of you, or someone else will say they have done such and such where they hunt. But that's the fun of it. Right?
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That seems to be so true of almost any mushroom hazel. I knew where I could get black trumpets too, and then for the past few years they have never come up there again. Go fiqure.
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Always take all that you can find, hel if ya have too much after a season, give some away, just because their there one day does not mean they will be there tommorrow,mike
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hazel, the oyster complex of shrooms is so complex in my opinion, that there are so many different strains of them, that they wil never be totally isolated by a name or number,I believe thier adaptability will have them constantly in a state of alteration to their genetic make up or original lifeform,mike
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Old Nov 4, 2007, 2:46 pm   #6
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Well I went back today & cut them down . The smell was unique but good. Took pics, are these the real deal ? I'll clean these up & wait for some replies. I'm still a litlle nervous about eating them . A few of these were 7 - 8 inches across ! So can anyone give confirmation on these ? Thanks again guys.

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Old Nov 4, 2007, 4:34 pm   #7
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yes, those are oysters. Did you do a spore print?
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Old Nov 4, 2007, 5:05 pm   #8
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Yeah, i put one under glass but no results yet. Fom what I read , print should be white to lilac, Right.? Thanks Rex, being a newbie I was pretty sure they're osters but I guess I needed someone else to say so too.
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Old Nov 4, 2007, 8:09 pm   #9
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get a spore print...

But get ready to enjoy those beauties!

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Old Nov 4, 2007, 8:58 pm   #10
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Sporeprints white, YESSSS! I spent alot of time looking for hens & only found one, weeks ago. Now when I'm not even looking I stumble on these. Mushrooms are cool. Time to cook some up & have a taste.
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