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Old Apr 10, 2009, 1:23 pm   #1
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Ok... here's the pics I promised! If you disagree that they are chaga I am open for discussion.
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Old Apr 10, 2009, 4:20 pm   #2
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Looks like Inonotus obliquus. Commonly called tinder fungus or chaga. It will take a very weak spark (flint and steel like that used in a flintlock rifle) and form a burning coal.
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Old Apr 10, 2009, 4:49 pm   #3
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Re: Chaga...

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Originally Posted by jondahighlander View Post
Don't have a clue vance, but looks like the pics I've seen. By the way , you DO know it's valuable.......right?!?!
No... I wasn't but I've edited this post after doing some superficial research.

Its interesting that there is nothing directly spoken of chaga/Inonotus Obliquus on mushroomexperts.com; however, I suspect that is so because it belongs to one of the countless polypores and just hasn't warranted direct comment. Furthermore, I can see that it is discussed extensively at various places on the web. The question is now, if I harvest it, what exactly to do with it.
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Old Apr 10, 2009, 10:13 pm   #4
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yep that be a chaga--- if you care to sell any contact me I would like to purchase some for personal use
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Old Apr 10, 2009, 10:16 pm   #5
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you make a tea out of it ----I have been getting mine from a fellow in Canada ----send private message and I will explain my need for it and can explain how to make a tea out of it if your interested
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Old Apr 11, 2009, 2:34 pm   #6
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I would also like to purchase some if you harvest it. I have a skin disorder that the antioxidents in the chaga mushroom can help with. PM me if you want to sell some.

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Old Apr 20, 2009, 10:18 am   #7
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Looks like chaga to me. I found some yesterday near my mother-in-laws house. I picked it and it's drying right now. Hopefully I find some more in the future! (Also, that has to be the wierdest looking fungus isn't it? I thought it was burnt wood at first. When I found some..lol!)
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Old Apr 20, 2009, 11:53 am   #8
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Wow I had no idea?? Ive seen this up by our cottage in clare county-hopefully there's more this season..

Thanks for the imput=)

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Old Apr 23, 2009, 7:16 am   #9
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To use the chaga
  1. Bring two gallons (8 liters) of water to a boil.
  2. Let the water cool until you can touch the pot without it burning your hand.
  3. Put 3 or 4 handfuls of the chaga into the water.
  4. Cover the pot and let stand for 48-hours.
  5. Strain the liquid and store in a refrigerator.
  6. The cubes can be used at least two additional times.
According to the Mushroom Hunter some people say boiling the chaga releases additional cancer fighting ingredients so he as a last step he boils the cubes to obtain the last bit of goodness.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 1:55 pm   #10
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If anyone would like to buy some chaga I would be interested in collecting and selling some. Email me duaneccampbell@gmail.com and we'll go over details.
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