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User_Name: road23
Date: Thursday August 21, 2014
Time: 11:08 AM

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growing already, what is it ? isn't to early?


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Thursday August 21, 2014
Time: 07:55 AM

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I have lots of lobster mushrooms. Can supply 500lbs plus if anyone is interested. Email me at kingmorel@ hotmail.com


User_Name: Luvporcini
Date: Thursday August 21, 2014
Time: 07:04 AM

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Does anyone know how much they are paying for lobster mushrooms in Oregon? I know a couple of weeks ago the price was only $1. I found a bunch & am trying to decide if I should sell. If the price is still low I will keep them. Thanks for any info you can give.


User_Name: kootenaybrother
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2014
Time: 08:34 AM

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Stiill pissing rain out there in them hills!!! Lining up for a good season,I'll be there, already found some lobster buttons!!!


User_Name: Mike Brat
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2014
Time: 11:31 AM

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Howdy all , I am in the Enderby area this year and thinking of picking the fall season in Nukusp. Anyone know when the season starts there ? I mostly just pick morels but have a fall season in and wouldlike to go again ..... this time with my dog :-) any info would be great and or would like to go with a partner ... mikebrat@hotmail.com


User_Name: driftless
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2014
Time: 07:05 AM

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Any Chanterelles for sale yet?


User_Name: Phantom picker
Date: Sunday August 17, 2014
Time: 07:28 PM

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Hi pickers,hopefully it'll be as good as last season.Well it was here anyways.wishing everyone a good season,and be safe.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Sunday August 17, 2014
Time: 11:18 AM

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Well ya'll, headed for the week to Mt Hood to look for Shroomies!! Wish me luck! And I will report back my findings. Full buckets to ya'll!


User_Name: MushroomManMike
Date: Friday August 15, 2014

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Any fruiting taking place yet?


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Thursday August 14, 2014
Time: 04:36 PM

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Hi BC gang, rumour has it that Thrifty Foods is going to sell chanterelles again this year. Maybe other wild mushrooms too. might be an idea to contact them to see if they have their suppliers lined up. maybe Fairway Markets too. good luck, and full buckets.


User_Name: Kootenaybrother@gmail.com
Date: Thursday August 14, 2014
Time: 02:38 PM

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Severe thunderstorm risk in effect!! Ooohhh yah those little shroomies gonna go good with this years garlic crop !!!


User_Name: Kootenaybrother
Date: Thursday August 14, 2014
Time: 02:34 PM

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Good news people! It's pissing rain out there!And the forecast is calling for more!Cant wait to tromp the bush!! The ultimate stress release ,mushroom picking,clear all the garbage in your head , live in the moment ,Full buckets to you all!!And find those shroomies!!


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Wednesday August 13, 2014
Time: 12:54 PM

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I have posted some Videos on Facebook of the many Yellow Chanterelles I have been picking. If you go to facebook Type in Auguststeinbornsr@facebook.com. We have been in the 90"s to 100's all of July and working on most of this month even though it's Very Hot I still have nice chanterelles coming up and more then I've seen in in year's. It only say's one thing Fall welcome very Early but picking well be good to me again this years Buckets to yu


User_Name: thegirls
Date: Wednesday August 13, 2014
Time: 08:15 AM

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Lots of rain over night and throughout the day here in the south central...almanac says more rain to come!!


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Tuesday August 12, 2014
Time: 11:10 PM

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Hi CasperH, thanks! sounds like you have some good spots. I hope you aren't gauging your harvest by last year's epic pickings around here... (folks who had tramped parks for decades were seeing chanties for the first time in their lives and texting me photos, asking if they were the real thing...) Do you have a cooler? I have one more option, and that is Alex Achtem at Local Motive - he buys produce from local farmers and supplies markets, etc. here on the lower Island. I am truly not sure if he is set up for shrooms, but it would be worth asking him. you should be able to google him or the organization. good luck. you can email me too, at the addy below, that i gave to cranberydawg. full buckets!


User_Name: CasperH
Date: Tuesday August 12, 2014
Time: 05:37 PM

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Thanks for the tip shroomkid! I'll be looking into all these possibilities. I've got a few chefs that want em but I average (mid season) 150lbs a day (6hrs) and don't wanna waste anything. Full buckets to ya!


User_Name: Mountainflattops
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 10:30 PM

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Well It looks kind of sad in the mushroom department in South Central BC Forestry maps are showing high to extreme fire conditions If we don't get rain for the last two weeks of August may as well stay home. 1998 I was still fighting forest fires in Early Oct and there was no fall mushroom season that year Going to do a Rain dance or something soon.


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 09:24 PM

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ya i'm right by the airport


User_Name: Kootenay brother
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 06:12 PM

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Choppers are spinning like mad up here in the koots!Looks like a whole bunch of morel turf is opening up next spring should great!


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 06:01 PM

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Did go for a walk today even though it was as crispy as I've ever seen it. Found bunches that came out weeks ago I guess and just dried up and withered away. Didn't get to Tofino mind you, so perhaps it is wetter down there...always is. I'll contact you shroomkid as the season progresses...for now it's Labour Unlimited lol...


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 01:35 PM

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Hello to the BC pickers, it might be worth your while to contact Island Spice Trade, Andy Shepherd is the owner. He is carrying fresh chanterelles down at the Victoria Public Market now. So, he might be a potential buyer too. haven't asked him myself, just saw his post on fb, showing his new stuff, and the new stuff that Untamed Feast is carrying, which includes seaweed and BC wild rice now, as well as mushrooms. Good luck!


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 12:12 AM

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Hi cranberrydawg, email me if you want to get in touch: formosa30@shaw,ca. :) cheers


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday August 10, 2014
Time: 12:08 AM

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Hi KasperH, ... if you have mushrooms already, then start talking to the finer restaurants in your region, and set up a relationship. You will make more $ this way. You can also start hitting the farmers markets, if you have enough stock the restau's won't take. And a final direct sales option is to take photos and post an ad on craigslist, kijiji, and usedvictoria. good luck. direct sales is the best as far as $ goes. This is good timing for setting it up with the restaurants and chefs. You can also try the Island Chefs Collaborative. And call up Untamed Feast. Try them too. It could be great timing for him. good luck.


User_Name: KasperH
Date: Saturday August 09, 2014
Time: 12:38 PM

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Any buyers on Van Island for any mushrooms yet? Im in the Cowichan area and both buyers are still closed. If you got info please email Cdatsik@gmail.com or FB Kasper Plus Jukka thanks and full buckets to ya!


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Thursday August 07, 2014
Time: 02:39 AM

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Steve from Oregon, Sorry for not getting back to you we have been picking just about every day and there's so much to keep up with I just have not had the time to our remember what I need got do and now it looks boletes are coming on and no time to do anything (no rest for me) at least tell the snow's fly. Here is my E-mail address auguststeinbornsr@gmail.com also auguststeinbornsr@facebook.com When I have some time I post pic's and Videos of my day, picking,cleaning and sale's keeps me going.


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Wednesday August 06, 2014
Time: 07:23 PM

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Qualicum Beach, shroomkid. Do most of my pickins out towards Tofino though...I think I'm going to wait for the rains before I do much of anything come to think of it. Anything out there right now has got to be on the crispy side I would imagine. But, as we all know, things can change pretty quickly around here. As a matter of fact, as I look out my window right now, I see that lo and behold a storm is brewin'. Yippee!!!


User_Name: campfireman
Date: Wednesday August 06, 2014
Time: 04:55 AM

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Thanks for the info,... Matsiman. I was kinda thinking the same, figured I'd just ask a season vet. in pickin... lol plenty full buckets for all ..PeAcE


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Tuesday August 05, 2014
Time: 06:44 PM

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Hey cranberrydawg, where on the Island are you? It could be fun to meet up for a wander some time, if we're both in the same vicinity. I'm in Vic, but I come up-Island for various reasons, shrooming being one of them, for sure.


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Sunday August 03, 2014
Time: 01:58 PM

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any buyers buying chanties on Van Isle yet? Was thinking of going for a walk but not for my health if you know what I mean...


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Thursday July 31, 2014
Time: 07:28 PM

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Mad Morel email me at sonicstv21@msn.com I might want some pines.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Thursday July 31, 2014
Time: 01:04 PM

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I have yellow chanterelles for sale any takers.


User_Name: Daddy in Wa
Date: Wednesday July 30, 2014
Time: 11:23 PM

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Was down at the Uwajimaya grocery in Seattle today and they had greys for sale in the produce department for 39.99 a lb.


User_Name: Mushroom tip
Date: Tuesday July 29, 2014
Time: 07:26 PM

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Thanks for the tip mad morel! I'm headed out tomorrow and will check some higher elevations.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Tuesday July 29, 2014
Time: 04:13 PM

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I have ten lbs of dried matsi for sale. Any taker's


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday July 28, 2014
Time: 08:28 PM

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Steve; I'm glad you are doing better and wish you the best with buckets full of choice fungi, sorry you did not get morels this year. How is the dog business doing? My #3 brother recovered from a serious bout with his pancreas. I only got a little more than one gallon of dried fire morels before getting my stroke last year and of course not any this year. My dried matsi, kings & morels will have to last me for any cooking I may do.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Monday July 28, 2014
Time: 08:05 PM

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I've see them and picking them at 3200 feet


User_Name: Mushroom tip
Date: Saturday July 26, 2014
Time: 09:15 PM

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Hey all!! Was out today for chanties. A lot of hunting and pecking for a few pounds. Looked like 1000 ft was as good as it got where I was. Anyone had better luck?


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Saturday July 26, 2014

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Well let hope that everything else has had a foraging year mine has been pretty bad. I didn't even find a verpa this year. There are some chanterelle and kings on the Oregon Coast but not many. On the positive note I have found a oyster grower that gives away his inoculated hay by the truckload after the first flush! Good to see you on here again lobo hope things are going well. Any news on Carla? Oh al so lobo I had pancreatitis at the beginning of the year. Static tics say any were from 1 to 3 out of 10 die from it but still here. The nurse said she thought I had a stroke my BP was a constant of 235 over 185 for 3 days and I was in icu for 8 days. Also had to be in tubed because my lungs were filling up with water. I'm still not sure if it was pancreatitis but that's another story. Full buckets Steve Oh please ignore the previous post my smartphone automatically corrects my typing incorrectly.



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User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday July 24, 2014
Time: 12:40 PM

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MadMorel; I miss seeing the various mushroom patches when visiting your area. I am shuffling along a little better with my walker and soon will not need someone along side to catch me if I lose my balance. By next year I might be walking uneven ground and driving again... if I don't have another stroke.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Thursday July 24, 2014
Time: 04:24 AM

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Lobo, We should be seeing Yellows,Blues,Boletes and more but not pines tell after the next cooling. Fall well be early this and so will Winter!. It's going to be just a fair season. We pick up at the most 3 to 6 in of rain up high I even stayed up all night keeping my eye's on where it all drop. "Stay cool"


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday July 23, 2014
Time: 08:08 PM

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Hey August, no rain or chantrelles down here; it was 115 degrees at mid afternoon though. Thank goodness for central air.


User_Name: tattoo.9475
Date: Wednesday July 23, 2014
Time: 09:03 AM

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golden chantrells for sale central maine tattoo.9475@gmail.com 207-277-3078


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Wednesday July 23, 2014
Time: 07:48 AM

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nice to see we got a little bit of rain up here in the Cascades now I look forward to seeing them shin trails really start growing for awhile at least for a couple days Saturday and Sunday right bk up in the nineties least it cool down while


User_Name: wild side
Date: Monday July 21, 2014
Time: 08:29 AM

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Chris, set a price and sell at: farmer's markets, to higher end restaurants, give to friends and family and try drying. prices range from $15 - 20 per pound depending upon cleanliness and species. (keep em clean going in the bucket with a lid and holes for ventilation and spore disbursal!) collect a ' who your selling to' list going and have fun. anyone looking to sell 1-10 pounds of porcini in Canada please contact: weilerhart@shaw.ca (thank you to the wholesalers but larger numbers I'm not interested in.)


User_Name: visioncreation
Date: Monday July 21, 2014
Time: 05:40 AM

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Some blessed rains have arrived in the Columbia's. Yay. Very little fungal growth prior to rains so hopefully.... Does anyone have google earth pro. Was it worth it? are the photos updated frequently? How often? cheers and happy picking... If ya get to the patch you are lucky enough, then it is up to you!


User_Name: ChrisW
Date: Sunday July 20, 2014
Time: 11:46 PM

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Hi kinda new here, would like to know if I need a user account to post content here.? I am a mushroom kinda guy in southern Ontario and would like to offload some of my findings....and I am finding allot this year Any info would be appreciated about becoming a member Chris


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Sunday July 20, 2014
Time: 09:49 PM

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Hello to all I see that there's not much going on in the forest just that there are some Chanterelle's showing up but not in size but there is a 70% chance of some rain to fall in the cascades by midweek we can use it to cool things down. It's nice to have my PC back up and running after a year and a half and not my Mobile to post on here.lol


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday July 18, 2014
Time: 08:49 AM

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after very hot and dry for two weeks it is finally considerably cooler this morning and a breeze is keeping air moving ... nice and my dogs love it too. being older black labs the heat doesn't agree with them...If a fire wildfire would have started around here they would have had a heck of a time because of the winds we have been having.We were really smoky one day from smoke from a fire in the Squamish area (elaho) which rumour has it was started in a logging operation ... has been no lightening so that makes sense.. things should have been shut down before that happened . Some rain and cool weather would really help the fall mushrooms and if it remains hot and dry we won't get many.. been here long enough to know that. We need Rain now... full buckets and make your mushroom journeys a joyous adventure ... i do ..


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Friday July 18, 2014
Time: 04:39 AM

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Megg, clean them up and find a Chef that knows what you have and start at $15. and stay there, they like the small Quarter size are just a little bit bigger later in the season when buttons are hard to find you may offer them flowers for a lower price I would go no more then two dollars. If they buy more then twenty lbs at a time you could drop your price some but keep in mind if you want to keep the person that is buying them you need to be sailing them only your best,short stem and always clean and not in bag's find some of baskets that have air hole's and place wax paper in the bottom of the basket.By the way what state are you in and are you on the coast not that I care but I could know where to send you if your in the right place to get a better price you could email me so others won't know where your picking and My email is auguststeinbornsr@gmail.com are find me on Facebook augustmoon1788@hotmail.com /auguststeinbornsr@facebook.com I have photos of Chanterelles coming up here on July 7th of this year and I live on the east-side of the cascades where it has been 100+ for almost two weeks now.going out today to look at how much they have grown and will have photos of the on face book tonight and maybe Bolete's as well........ Andy your doing a good job at keeping the board from unwanted visitor and I do like your 12 hour delay.


User_Name: shroomer
Date: Thursday July 17, 2014
Time: 04:53 PM

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meggs,normaly I get 12/14,sending them out. quality speaks for itself.....gotten as much as 17....6 is real low,for this time in season. happy trails,find your own little cliendtel...you won`t regret it.


User_Name: Meggs
Date: Thursday July 17, 2014
Time: 11:50 AM

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Someone help me- what is a standard price to sell chanterelles? I'm being offered $6 lb brushed clean. This seems really low......


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2014
Time: 03:55 PM

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just like to know what there paying for yellow chanterelles


User_Name: wild side
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2014
Time: 05:24 AM

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Fapper $50 for dried porcini. looking for suppliers from B. C. of Porcini / King Boletes and other wild mushrooms. contact weilerhart@shaw.ca


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2014
Time: 10:22 AM

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Austin or Jeremy can one of you call me plz. I have a few friends wanting to sell dry.... quality. 705 825 3651 or kingmorel@hotmail.com thx


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2014
Time: 04:03 AM

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I am of the "leave 'em lay" point of view. If for some reason a mushroom isn't good enough to take home, let them lay there and drop their spores. I have, on occasion taken home some Chanterelles that were too big and soft to eat, to "seed" my woods that I own. But most get to feed the woods they grew in. What is the point in kicking or throwing them? Just wastes energy! I am looking forward to this fall's season. And I hope it is a great one for us all!! Full buckets to ya'll!!


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday July 14, 2014
Time: 10:39 AM

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I am not trying to cause any dissension in the ranks..... BUT I can't help but wonder if some one that "Splats,kicks, stomps, boots" or otherwise destroyer mushrooms not to 'Their' liking------ are perhaps related to the beer can pickers club that leave their presents known everywhere they go. We had a buyer here in '04 that bragged later in the season that he and his cronies were the ones that laid waste to acres of # 3,4 & 5. simply because they had no monitory value. Number one's where at $1.00 at that time.... I realize there are all kinds of people in the world-----------BUT Andy----- feel free to delete this if you must.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday July 14, 2014
Time: 06:13 AM

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LivinTheLife, Boy you sure have your opinions and are welcome to them. You do sound sarcastic and condescending. As for a study of what to do with rejected mushrooms, that's one of your sarcastic remarks. Literally millions of attempts have been made by man to propagate matsutake. There is no documentation claiming to have started fruit production or successful inoculation of any host. Matsi mycelia can be grown under lab conditions, but no successful inoculation of hosts.

 As for what to do with rejected mushrooms, I'm sure there are many different methods of disposal. Personally I leave them in place or if the area has allot of traffic I pick them and hid them under a log or a pile of leaves. The idea. in high traffic areas, is to leave no sign there were mushrooms there. Splat all the mushrooms you want, but don't expect it to be beneficial starting more patches. I do see one result of splating, attracting more wild life to the area. I'm sure the aroma created by splating draws mushroom eating wild life. This could be a good thing for pickers who pick in the areas nearby. I would rather have them eating in your patches rather than mine.

I don't have a problem with your methods, but am concerned other, less experienced, pickers will use your methods thinking they are beneficial. They are not, but do no damage other than upsetting others. I wouldn't be surprised if splatting doesn't draw others. Your areas would be easy to assay for matsi patches. I often check unknown, to me, areas. When I find signs of mushrooms, I come back the next year. Your splatting makes it easy. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: LivinTheLife
Date: Monday July 14, 2014
Time: 12:45 AM

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Saw a couple pounds of chanties from the coast. They looked very sun and wind burned. It was what the picker had from working all day. I have taken a break from splatting for a week. I should go check for more boletes but was getting tired of traveling so far. Some pickers seem to be a bit confused about my post. I am only offering my personal observations. Your mileage may vary. I could identify three styles of picking, other than my splat technique, in one patch last fall. I leave the obviously over the top mushrooms but have this compulsion to check some borderline mushrooms for worms and quality. I guess it can look a bit rude after I high grade a few acres. Where do you put the mushrooms you reject in the field? Was there a study for that? Personally, I like the spores from the ectomycorrhizal fungi I disturb and reject to run down the trunks to the roots of the trees where their mycelium normally grows. Is there a contingent of the ceremonial burial crowd present? How about the kick 'em club? The Treaders? Perhaps the President of the "Leave Them All Spores Up in the Sun Club" wants the floor?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday July 13, 2014
Time: 04:07 PM

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campfireman, Matsi pops can happen any month out of the year in 1 area I know of. Those of you here in Oregon may know to where I'm referring. Usually spring and summer pops are not very productive. A few mushrooms in a few patches. This does not hurt the fall crop. Best we have discovered is that it only takes about 10 days of warm temps to be able to form again. We had a patch in a study on the coast where we dug up the patch below the mycelia. 3 weeks later it fruited very well again. The scientist in charge at the site determined there was another layer of mycelia below the one they dug. It was able to form and grow in that 3 weeks. Can't be sure of what exactly happened, but there was no other conclusion we could come up with. I have seen the same happen without any digging. Read this http://matsiman.com/fruitform.htm , page if you want to understand more. Matsiman


User_Name: PineKing
Date: Sunday July 13, 2014
Time: 02:58 PM

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campfireman: Same thing happened last year, the fall crop was awesome. It doesn`t always work out that way but the possibility is there to go either way.


User_Name: campfireman
Date: Sunday July 13, 2014
Time: 02:40 PM

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Question, We had real cool/cold whether 2 weeks ago, then rained for 2 days Yesterday I found 3 Matsi's dry wormed, BUT THEY POPPED heard about a spring pop, yet this is summer....... back to Question.... is this going to hurt us this fall? or we going to have plenty.. just wondering. PeAcE


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Saturday July 12, 2014
Time: 07:27 PM

Messages

It's nice to see the board has calm down for now and do hope it can get back to mushrooms.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Friday July 11, 2014
Time: 03:37 PM

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Andy.... just post his IP # I'm 99% sure there are people here that will find that enough info to get the job done.... Thanks for your efforts so far.....


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday July 11, 2014
Time: 11:59 AM

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To our Troll, I've had enough. Stop or you will be identified and blocked from this site. If you don't believe you can be identified, call your internet provider and ask them if identification is possible. They will assure you it is. Many visitors have asked for your name. They would like to talk to you face to face. If you persist, I will identify you and post your name here. Please don't put me in this position. Matsiman


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Thursday July 10, 2014
Time: 08:21 PM

Messages

Hi Brenda Ozark, if the earliest chanties are coming, does that mean you feel that the earliest boletes will be coming along too? I have a spot that it takes me 4 and a half hours to drive to, and I want to, but I haven't seen the low clouds or fog sitting in the valley yet in the web cams ... yes, I admit it here and now, the new webcams on the highways make it much easier for me to figure out when I'll be hitting my various spots. They keep putting out more of them, and I can get a really good idea of how things are doing in the areas, and have even helped me to decide to check out new spots. (also great for planning roadtrips to farflung territories!) The last three autumns have really proved it for me. Hope that helps you all too. :) Full buckets!


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Thursday July 10, 2014
Time: 07:48 PM

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Is it to hot for those Chanterelles to grow.?!


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Thursday July 10, 2014
Time: 06:55 PM

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Wildside I'm there what's your buy price?


User_Name: wild side
Date: Thursday July 10, 2014
Time: 04:38 PM

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bc harvestors, looking to purchase Dried Porcini. email weilerhart@shaw.ca


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2014
Time: 03:39 AM

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If someone could text me and fill me in on what was said. I'm in the dark on what all wad said.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2014
Time: 06:08 PM

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I guess that the trolls are still abounding out of the crap they abide in. I wish I were as smart as matsiman, I met him in about 1996 in the USFS at Chemault where he was going over matsi research. I wish I had enough money to pay for that registered board on matsiman just to get rid of the trolls. But alas I struggle to pay the bills for my stroke and eat.


User_Name: John Holmes, Lobo
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2014
Time: 01:42 PM

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I appreciate that the troll can be traced to it's lair and stopped from using our handles to attack our friends; of course when I use my given name some think it's a false one. I have been too busy since Independence Day to get online so I must have missed some trash. Thank you Matsiman for your efforts.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2014
Time: 12:46 PM

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Thanks folks for the encouraging comments. I am fortunate in that these types of posters don't bother me. My concern is that it agitates others, and our children read these posts. Matsiman


User_Name: some picker
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2014
Time: 12:12 PM

Messages

Always appreciated your efforts maintaining this site, and your willingness to share knowledge, thanks


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2014
Time: 05:10 AM

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Hey Andy.... Better you than me .... Good job btw


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2014
Time: 05:08 AM

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Boletus Joe.... I feel your pain.... You don't have to explain to the stupid people..... Your not a jackass whisperer! You know what's up and you have shown that many times over many years. Most everybody knows who Boletus Joe is so your post hold water.... Most of the rest hide behind a alias and their posts have zero validity... The content of their posts are like a fart in a wind storm. Peace brother


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday July 07, 2014
Time: 07:22 AM

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Troll is back. Deleted 6 posts this morning. Please don't respond. It's the same person using different tactics. I'll delete their posts as I find them. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 10:22 PM

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As for me, I am glad that ya'll are gonna monitor and delete some of the "baloney" that has been getting posted. I thought the main purpose of the board was to talk about mushrooms, and socialize. Respectfully! Mushrooms are all what I am about, and it has been getting pretty bad for awhile. I for one thank you for taking action!! The pair of princes' that I picked last week sure were tasty. Hope to walk a few miles this week to see if there are any early chanties out. I hope that everyone gets full buckets this year! And we all have a good time while out in the woods!


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 08:14 PM

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I don't know who's post with my name But this better stop now. Andy check your bored out again its not me who's posting here under Mad morel.


User_Name: Waller hauler112451
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 01:55 PM

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Waller says hi dreads


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 09:36 AM

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Great editing job Andy, In fact I was surprised you left my post at all...... For the most part I enjoy the info and the banter here at Matsiman. It is currently raining an nice soft downpour here in my area of B C. This should bring on the Channies, only (if thing follow the usual weather pattern) to be followed by or annual hot weather, that will turn all of them into crispy critters. Then things should get going in August....... and yes the wonderful "smell" of Matsi, not to be mistaken for anything else in Gods world.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 08:48 AM

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Mad Morel, your last post was deleted. These issues are for email. I won't explain deletions here. That goes for everyone. Explanations only fuel unwanted posts. Like or leave it. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 08:42 AM

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some picker, Thanks for the heads up. I will be checking and deleting posts where appropriate today. I don't make any attempt to identify mushrooms from pictures or descriptions to the public. It's just to dangerous to do so. As for Matsutake, the best identifying characteristic of Matsi is the smell. I know of no other mushroom with even a similar smell, but then again, I haven't smell all mushrooms. When asked how to identify Matsi, I suggest visiting a buying station to smell. As for smashing mushrooms for ID, why don't you just squeeze the stem between thumb and another finger. Matsi has a very firm stem and others have chalky stems that will easily crush. A good bushman or women leaves no sign they have been there. In my opinion, smell is the best identifier, Matsiman


User_Name: some picker
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 08:15 AM

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Andy, below are excerpts from two posts, that I believe do a disservice to pickers, the entire mushroom community and are dangerous to anyone who may follow the posters advice. Any comment?....First post... "1 Does it look good? 2 Does it have wild and violent colors? 3 Does it smell good? 4 Are there signs of animals eating them? 5 What do they taste like... tiny bite.. raw... aftertaste... spit it out wait.... 6 If and only if all these check out do I cook any and then have a small mouthful." .... another post, .... "as I explained to the chanty picker that one characteristic of matsis is they explode or bounce as opposed to splatting," and..... "While not the final identification marker, it certainly rules out a lot of mushrooms as matsutake, if you don't know matsutake. I splat mushrooms against trees all day several times a week."


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 08:11 AM

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This is not the place to discuss deleted posts, and we have already addressed the issue of using several names. Email me if you have concerns over my editing and deleting. I will not discuss my monitoring on the board. Lets get back to mushrooms and life, not putting down others. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 07:42 AM

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Greetings All, Been moving to a new location the past month. Will be monitoring the board more closely. Name calling and posts attacking others will be deleted. If you don't like my monitoring, go somewhere else. This board is for communications, not personal attacks on posters. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: visioncreation
Date: Sunday July 06, 2014
Time: 05:24 AM

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It is with interest and sadness that I read of how some posters have to run other posters down, show how smart they are and how dumb someone else is. Joe's bit of venting is no doubt only one of many but usually we do not bitch about the BS we read here. We can all reach a breaking point folks..... So how about we start again... Howdy all. small flush of Boletus in Columbias BC, no Chantrelles yet. full buckets and happy picking to all... And Joe... don't let em get ya down. Been reading this board for a long time and rarely post, But perhaps I will do more... a fresh input of happy cheerful mushroom related banter and info would help this site a pile. Trolls please go elsewhere!!!!


User_Name: shuttle bob
Date: Saturday July 05, 2014
Time: 04:25 PM

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Have Missouri chantrelles for sale. 573-870-0132


User_Name: Grant
Date: Friday July 04, 2014
Time: 09:11 PM

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Happy fourth lobo


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday July 04, 2014
Time: 12:47 PM

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Happy Independence Day where it applies.


User_Name: Brenda Ozark
Date: Thursday July 03, 2014
Time: 07:26 AM

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Chanties is comin on if you know where


User_Name: raleigh nc
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2014
Time: 09:43 PM

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Hey Kim theres lots of independent crews it's just that you never hear about most of them. Big buying companies and the buyers they send out don't even know about them, well maybe they will find out now! Back home we got people who been doin independent harvesting for years and have their own customers restaurants etc, no filed buyers like out here and they do just fine without em. So you guys out west are actually late to the party!


User_Name: one who dun it
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2014
Time: 08:25 PM

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Austin, yes the mad morel board is for the miscellaneous stuff and this board is for mushroom stuff, apparently there are lots of new people here lately who don't respect Andy's sandbox.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2014
Time: 05:31 PM

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Kim, I saw that story posted too. Did you read all the way down towards the bottom of the article where the guy says him and his crew were planning to go to Montana to harvest moreIs? I wonder if they really did that, in view of the closed to commercials policy in effect? Anybody else hear anything about Montana or Idaho?


User_Name: Austin
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2014
Time: 02:47 PM

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IS THIS FORUM ABOUT MUSHROOMS OR PEOPLES PROBLEMS. Still getting a few morels up in Yukon but the big show is over. Going fishing then it's off to the Nass. Lets all keep this about mushrooms. We all have problems.


User_Name: rover
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2014
Time: 01:26 PM

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When was giving people who are mentally Ill booze a good idea .Joe doesn't have a mental illness just speaking up.I guess you have stirred the pot Joe lol


User_Name: rover
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2014
Time: 10:23 AM

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You tell em Joe I agree with you completely


User_Name: Kim
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2014
Time: 07:29 AM

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Oh I guess marc murrell is an outdoors writer guy. The article he wrote was about another guy who is the morel dude. My bad. Anyway it was an interesting article and another take on the independent mushroom harvester and a crew who has his own customers.


User_Name: Kim
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2014
Time: 07:21 AM

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Has anybody heard of a guy named Marc Murrell who goes all around the country harvesting morels? I read an article about him I found on a website. He has a crew and buys the mushrooms they gather then sells them direct to customers and travels all over the place from the midwest to out west in the spring.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014
Time: 09:19 PM

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;;;;; I'm really fine, nothing that the sight of a few Channies pinning along the trail would not fix..... Just pissed that there is nothing to pick around here......LOL Plus I thought the pot needed a good stirring.


User_Name: some picker
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014
Time: 02:02 PM

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high five to you Joe, I agree compleatly


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014
Time: 11:26 AM

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Apologies.... to all of the "old" time readers and users here....... Just a little venting. Sorry guys/gals. The trolls are getting to me....lol


User_Name: Boletus joe
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014
Time: 11:22 AM

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Wow.... If I was a druggy and I'm Not, or if I was into "magic shrooms" and again, never have.... after reading the more recent post here, I would think I was at a drug induced, paranoia driven, sight. What a total bunch of drivel. ANYONE that smashes shrooms against trees etc. as a way of determining their identity. and also claims handling TONS of product over 35 years. Needs a wakeup. Now after having said that, (and this is not a pissing contest) 42 years of picking on my end.... and tons of shrooms through these hands also. Weather prediction, gave that up years ago. And all the attacks on the commercial pickers..... ..... If it was not for them, most of you would never even know what a mushroom was. I would...... why do I even bother posting..... This place has really gone down the drain.


User_Name: some picker
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014
Time: 11:16 AM

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does it make you feel good to spend all day smashing mushrooms against trees?


User_Name: LivinTheLife
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014
Time: 08:24 AM

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It doesn't surprise me that some pickers would not notice that matsutake are hard and Amanita species are soft so they would not use texture as an identification tool. While not the final identification marker, it certainly rules out a lot of mushrooms as matsutake, if you don't know matsutake. I splat mushrooms against trees all day several times a week. That is the thing about handling tons of different edible species of mushrooms over 35 years, one notices some differences in texture not cursorily apparent. The point is not identification using texture. The point is that new pickers make newbie mistakes and know no difference. If you are selling to restaurants, the public and retail outlets, how much are you paying for your insurance or are you betting your house you know your mushrooms? What, no house? LOL!


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014
Time: 05:14 AM

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Just wanted to let ya'll that are interested know. I just picked two Princes'. About 300 ft elevation. Western wa.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2014
Time: 02:22 AM

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welcome home Daddy of Washington


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