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Old Nov 10, 2005, 3:08 pm   #1
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velvet foots & deadly galerina

The first picture is a typical cluster of edible velvet foots.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 3:08 pm   #2
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Here is a view from the side. Notice how dark colored the stems are.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 3:12 pm   #3
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Next shot is a close-up of the bottom and stem. Notice the white spore print from some I found the other day.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 3:14 pm   #4
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After finding these at lunch today I thought "what would be neat now is if I could find some deadly galerinas to show the difference". Didn't take but a few steps and there they were.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 3:16 pm   #5
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At first you don't notice much difference other then the caps aren't all shiny and sticky like the velvets but take a look at the bottoms and stems.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 3:17 pm   #6
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Next I moved one of the caps to reveal the brown spore print.
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 4:31 pm   #7
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Excellent photo documentation, Dave. I have found some deadly galerinas here but no velvet foot yet. Are they pretty tasty?
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 4:53 pm   #8
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They have a flavor all their own. I have enjoyed them as the main ingredient in soup or just fried. It is recommended to peel off the sticky layer of the caps which can be quite time consuming. I find that a paper towel works best. The stems aren't much value either. Stan, you are smart to learn the bad mushrooms as well as the edibles. Please folks, just take your time and be very careful. They don't call them "DEADLY" galerinas for nothing!
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Old Nov 10, 2005, 5:05 pm   #9
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Dave, excellant post my friend.
Regarding the velvet foot, look on dead elms. The same ones you check around for morels. Also, in my opinion if your lucky to find the tiny unopened buttons, you've got the best grade for eating. Like Dave, I also appreciate them in soups.
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