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User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday April 25, 2015
Time: 05:57 AM

Messages

Posted 2 more picks.

Blond Fire Morel 1

Blond Fire Morel 2

Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday April 25, 2015
Time: 02:50 AM

Messages

Foragette; We have only just started, Matsiman has lots more to do daily than work on my photos. It will take much time to get pictures of all the indicator plants and morels posted.


User_Name: Foragette
Date: Friday April 24, 2015
Time: 09:35 PM

Messages

I wonder that same thing Bandit! Looking at the pics is just making it harder to be patient! The morel page is looking great, but is also making me antsy.. Many thanks for sharing Lobo and to Matsiman for its creation! If I'd had access to that when I started it would cut down on a lot of baffling morel moments..


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Friday April 24, 2015
Time: 08:29 PM

Messages

i wonder when the fire morels will come out in the Kootenays


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Friday April 24, 2015
Time: 06:42 PM

Messages

Richard...I don't recommend trying to hitch hike around the NWT. Or the Yukon for that matter. I've done both and I can tell you that if I had a nickel for every hour I spent roadside in those god forsaken lands I'd never have to work again. The vast majority of traffic is tourist traffic and much of that is of the large RV variety, and they ain't picking you up, plain and simple. Hook up with someone with a vehicle before you go, or you'll be in a world of hurt...unless of course you like the side of the road, blazing sun, bugs, dust, etc. etc.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday April 24, 2015
Time: 05:50 PM

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New pic to Morel Doctor pages. http://matsiman.com/md_web/photo_gallery/fuzzy_leg_black_morel.htm


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Friday April 24, 2015
Time: 04:32 AM

Messages

Ok now we are getting heavy rain and mabey some mid elevation snow. great to replace the moisture from early mid elevation snow melt then back to warmer temp an above freezing nights so now we can expect some morels in the near future


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday April 23, 2015
Time: 05:45 PM

Messages

Morel Doctor pages now up Morel Doctor Home Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Thursday April 23, 2015
Time: 01:48 PM

Messages

Good afternoon All. Lobo and I have been working on his pages for 5 days now and will be ready to post a link tonight.
 
There is allot of information about who Lobo is and a bunch of pics of Morels. There is also an Ask Morel Doctor message board. You can ask Lobo about this that and the other concerning Morels
 
We still have allot to post as we go along. We thought it important to get what we have posted to the public, especially the message board.
 
Don't expect too much in the beginning. Lobo has really given me some clues about when is the right time. That's something most really want to know. Hope to have the "clues" up soon, but probably not tonight.
 
Matsiman

User_Name: Fireinthehole
Date: Thursday April 23, 2015
Time: 07:21 AM

Messages

Hello all! Looking for someone or a group of people to ride and pick with for the season. I'm planning on being in the PG area for mid may and would be able to pitch of gas etc. Drop me a line (fireinthehole420@gmail.com) if you have an extra seat and want to share the road-Full Buckets!-Cheers


User_Name: mushie jack
Date: Thursday April 23, 2015
Time: 06:57 AM

Messages

best pack baskets ive found are milk crates they stack good stay in place and follow good as they are narrow and don't get hung up they will hold about 12 lbs, and are usually bright yellow or red.for a picking basket a plastic shopping basket hung from the horn of a packboard works good as both hands are then free.


User_Name: richardlalonde
Date: Thursday April 23, 2015
Time: 01:49 AM

Messages

I am planning on going up to the NWT for my first time. Is it a good idea to have a vehichle or can a guy bring a tent hitchhike around?


User_Name: vivapuffs
Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015
Time: 04:16 PM

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Morel maniac where in Yukon are you I am from whse hoping to come pick there this year :) vivapuffs@gmail.com


User_Name: luna05
Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015
Time: 01:12 PM

Messages

Hello fellow pickers, I live in Victoria, BC and am planning to set out mid May and am looking to link up with others. I will have my own vehicle and gear. This being my first season I am seeking others who can give me some helpful tips or would be open to me joining along, I could fit 1-2 more people in my car for exchange of partial gas costs. People who are going for the same reasons, adventure, abundance, simple pleasures and staying focussed, strong and healthy. Please drop me a line with information or connections... that would be amazing!! nicoleboyce90@hotmail.com


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday April 22, 2015
Time: 04:17 AM

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conicalifornia, Your long range weather forecast for the Pacific Northwest have been extremely accurate. Keep at it girl. Accurate forecast help us in many ways.
 
Your hypothesis of Matsutake fruiting however is inaccurate. Our Matsutake study near Diamond Lake Oregon has closely watched soil moisture in spring, summer and fall for the past 21 years. We have found no correlation between an abundance of spring, summer or fall rains and Matsutake fruiting except larger not number of mushrooms. We have also looked at the El Ninio effect and found no correlation in Matsutake fruiting.
 
I certainly agree a wet spring can create a potential for excellent fruiting, but does not assure a good crop. I'll say it again: fall temperatures are the primary influence in Matsutake fruiting. This is not an observation. We have the data to support the statement.
 
Keep posting, we all enjoy your forecast.
 
Matsiman

User_Name: DaveBC
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 09:54 PM

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For containers you might want to check with restaurant or food service industry suppliers in your area. They will have sources of food-grade containers, but I'm not aware of any specific brand/type of container suitable for use with a backpack.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 09:41 PM

Messages

morelmaniac; I haven't been up the highway since 1982 and now I cannot drive. I drove the dirt highway up and the Alaskan back, I am located about 1,600 miles south of British Columbia. The stack red, blue, green & yellow totes on the right are much stronger than lychee baskets, I have one but they are heavier if you are packing far. You might be able to obtain or order them at a hardware store.


User_Name: conicalifornia
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 09:03 PM

Messages

Hello all, northern hemisphere westerlies and jet stream dynamics look on track for wet spring and summer along west coast of north america (besides central california) and hopefully an all time Fall of mushrooms. What an incredible MJO (madden joulian oscillation) event it was in the west equatorial pacific in mid to late March and created multiple cyclones and typhoons that strengthwise dwarf anything we have seen here on west coast. Cyclone Pam broke record for 'ten minute sustained winds' at 155mph and one minute peak winds at 165 mph and a 896 mbar low at its strongest point making it the second most intense storm in the south pacific ocean. The multiple extreme low pressure events (a super typhoon was created about a week after Pam and drifted toward guam and weakened before hitting the phillipines) look to have triggered another kelvin wave and really affected the easterlies wind flow rates thus allowing the subtropical jetstream westerlies to pick up energy and fuel the entire northern hemispheres winds. The oceanic sea surface temperatures off peru and ecuador are fluctuating and after a very sudden increase is staying warm but cooling slightly. This could be cyclically supportive of a wet winter next year along the mid latitudes if the ocean does cool a bit and then warms into fall and winter vs warming into late summer and then cooling into fall (like last winter). Interesting to note the Atacama desert is experiencing the worst floods in 80 years and is another supportive observation that could signal the onset of the southern oscillation or what we refer to as the el nino. Moreover another interesting abiotic factor attributed to mushroom prolifickness and healthy thriving trees and plants is the non sublimation of water after falling in crystal form or snow. The weather pattern lining up is supportive of allowing what snow did fall to phase change from crystal to liquid and not from crystal to gas or water vapor like it has been doing the last few years and drying out our forests prematurely in summer. Nevertheless for Matsiman this could be a very interesting year to study early season non rain event based fruitings. It seems plausable that by studying the spring/ early summer moisture levels and rain rates and relating to productivity levels in dry early season areas could reveal some interesting trends. If you observe the study areas consistently from year to year and document precipitation totals and soil moisture levels closely in spring and early summer you might find a correlation between wetter non sublimation springs and larger amounts of matsutake in late summer when the cold nights can trigger them without rains. My hypothesis is that more pens or premordia will set if the soil levels are wetter and more moist throughout late spring and early summer and the mycelium or hyphae stays more intact thus allowing the entire "mat" to interact and readily exchange more energy between the trees, moss, lichen, micro organisms, and rootlets. cheers to long days and full buckets


User_Name: Mikebrat
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 07:39 PM

Messages

Thanks Mountainflatop , Muchly appreciated :-)


User_Name: morelmaniac
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 05:39 PM

Messages

Thanks Lobo for the advice and generous offer. Unfortunately I am located in the Yukon, and a bit too far from the desert. I have contacted thunderbird plastics regarding anything similar to the lychee style baskets and they're looking into it. Matisman, I will be sure to let you know if I dig something up!


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 03:57 PM

Messages

morelmaniac, a visitor left a message last February suggesting http://thunderbirdplastics.com/ may be able to help. Let us know if they come up with some. Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 02:54 PM

Messages

morelmaniac; There are different sizes of Lychee baskets and possibly names. The ones used mostly for stacking on backpacks are the 5 kilo size. Last I heard of a source that sold them was by the cargo carrier box of several thousand and several buyers had gotten together to order them. Someone here may be aware of a domestic source but all such manufacturing was done in China last I heard. You possibly could find someone or a buyer who will part with some but they most likely will expect you to sell to them exclusively. I have several that I cannot use any longer due to my stroke but I can not even access them due to my condition and then there is the logistics of trying to mail them with myself and my wife in wheelchairs. If you live near to me in the Sonora Desert I might could let you dig for them in my storage.


User_Name: morelmaniac
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 01:26 PM

Messages

Hey, does anybody know where the rectangular plastic picking bins can be found or what they are called? they are the ones that stack up on the back of a frame pack. is there a website that wholesales them?


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 09:36 AM

Messages

Thanks for that mountainflattops!


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Tuesday April 21, 2015
Time: 04:28 AM

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Here are a couple of links to the BC forest service site that list fires they have map corrordanates which are a rough guide also they have a google earth app that you download here they are http://bcwildfire.ca/History/LargeFires2014.htm
http://bcwildfire.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/Fires.asp these list location and fire size and date of incident they help in deciding where to look.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 20, 2015
Time: 10:06 AM

Messages

Thanks to our latest supporter Carly Staehlin. Your donation is much appreciated. Matsiman


User_Name: Mikebrat
Date: Monday April 20, 2015
Time: 10:03 AM

Messages

Hello all , I am really excited for the morel season and just getting geared up to head out next week. I have found the largest burns in BC and NWT including red Deer Creek , Quesnel, and Chelaslie River fire but am looking for a burn closer to home to start the season , I live in Kamloops and have several friends with me to go out with. Can anyone give some info ? Are buyers setup anywhere yet ? My funds are limited so I would I don't want to gamble on just heading out and waste money. Any info would be great and appreciated :-) you can email me at mikebrat@hotmail.com ... thank for reading ... cheers


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Monday April 20, 2015
Time: 09:58 AM

Messages

kingmorel if you are still in the CR area maybe you'd like to get together for a coffee and a note comparing session. You would recognize me from the Zoo. I have been out and about and I think we are still a ways away yet. Nights too cold.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 10:42 PM

Messages

...hummm, maybe you could have some of our Sonora Desert heat, its down to a cool 75 F right now and was only 93 at midday.


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 10:03 PM

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Just passing through stop by to read the posters looks like most of you are already on the hill. weather's been good and I'm sorry to say we need some more rain along with some warm nights.


User_Name: Lou
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 12:25 PM

Messages

Hey was wondering if any buyers going to chelaslie river burn or any in bc emai me at louiej44@hotmail.com


User_Name: seufey
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 11:40 AM

Messages

Hey all I'm Wes, Myself and my buddy from central BC are heading up to the NWT in May to do some serious picking and long hours. I have been doing alot of research and hoping to be in NWT right in the peek of it all, although im sure the prices will not be high thats fine. Looking fwd to the road trip and experiencing new land ive never set eyes on. It makes me sick to think of people coming to these lands and polluting, ive always believed in leaving the area/land in better condition when you leave then when you arrived. would be nice to get in touch with a buyer before coming up, although i understand many will be on highway inbetween bechoko and fort providence. Any buyer looking to lure in a couple young bucks that can and will produce large #'s shoot me an email (wseufert@hotmail.com). Look fwd to meeting new people, take care and good luck :)


User_Name: ChuckinItOut...
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 10:55 AM

Messages

So much burn to choose from... The winners will be those who dry and those who buy. Everyone should be bringing their own equipment to dry just in case the buyers try dropping the price to a buck in the NWT Fire. Beginners know your zones. Morel needs 15 degree ground temperature to start. Do your research as to which zone will pop best after a thunderstorm on a hot day and you may pick a hundred pounds in a day. My personal best 3 trips and 225 lbs. I was lucky to learn from the best in the business.... Morel-King/RandyM. Good luck Newbies; always pack a map, compass, bottle rockets for scaring bears, good lighter and a lifestraw for filtering dirty water. Super Stoked for this years season after resting for three years. :)


User_Name: sueweldon
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 07:16 AM

Messages

Wondering if anyone knows of any buyers at the Euchinko Fire burn near Quesnel and Red deer creek. Contact info would be appreciated! Happy hunting!


User_Name: Daniel
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 05:31 AM

Messages

Thank you mad morel but yea here is my number 5099857474 but I b at work today get off


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 03:41 AM

Messages

Time to drive to the north to search for the elusive Morel. Two hours of drive time. buckets to go


User_Name: Mad Morel
Date: Sunday April 19, 2015
Time: 03:35 AM

Messages

Danie, I have been on the hunt fo some morels in search for the elusive patch. it's just days away. If your looking to buy some from someone see Outdoors with August steinborn on face book he lives there. I may know how to help you are know someone who can................Mad Morel 509-969-5324


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 07:49 PM

Messages

Greetings All. Lobo has sent me the stuff I need to start developing a mini web on morels, others can contribute as well. He and I just need to get the thing formatted. After he is satisfied, link will be permanently posted on message boards among other places. Matsiman


User_Name: Danie
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 07:31 PM

Messages

Anybody LOOKN for fresh morels from yakima washington


User_Name: get real
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 05:55 PM

Messages

A old guy, told me once. Its not what I know, that I'm interested in. Its what you know, that's what I'm interested in. Great idea Matsiman! Lots of other people on this board have extensive experience and research to share. This could be good way to pass that on to the next generation of pickers. When I first started picking pines at the "old zoo" 25 years ago. I knew nothing, I picked flags for the first few years. Still made great $$$, but the way things are going! proper picking practices, sustainable harvesting is crucial for the industry as a whole. love to see that board if lobo is into it.


User_Name: Bitterisbella
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 02:25 PM

Messages

Thanks joe! Loved that post haha, an honest perspective!


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 01:51 PM

Messages

Starting to sound like NWT is turning into the new NASS CAMP of the 80's..... Be a lot of young adventures trying out their bush skills for the first time...... Mozzys, bears, beer drugs. WoW I can see it now. Perhaps a NEW ZOO will grow at another cross roads somewhere in the land of the mid-night sun. There is no doubt it will be interesting. I will be keeping my distance. Good luck to all the young ones. I'm to old to sleep on the ground in the rain and mud.... LOL BTW $4.00 will probably be a good price (just saying')


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 01:24 PM

Messages

Lobo, The board would be yours. I could post any pic you want. I couldn't stop people from copying your pics, but could add a note saying the pics are your and so on. All text would be what you want. The basic Matsiman page would be the format, but could change the background to one of your choosing. Basically it would be yours. I would just do the editing.
 
If you want to go ahead, send me the text and pics. I'll design the page and send the link to you. After you approve, I'll post it for the public. I can change it at any time if you decide you want changes.
 
Matsiman

User_Name: RW
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 12:29 PM

Messages

I talked to the Eniat ranger station yesterday and was told that there will be no harvesting in the Entait Ranger District this year. Too much danger he said. That blows it for a burn I was looking at.


User_Name: Bitterisbella
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 12:20 PM

Messages

The message below feels a tad fear mongering in nature.... Hi I'm Dominik! My friend and I both 30 years old are heading up to the NWT the first week of May to get ready for the picking season. We don't have unreal expectations on money and that's not the driving factor in going! The experience alone is priceless! We both plan on just picking and selling to whatever buyers are in the area. We have a vehicle been doing months of research and are coming very well prepared ( or we think haha ). I respect the land and believe as a result it will provide fruitfully. If any buyers are looking to get in contact with some serious pickers feel free to shoot me an email! I truly look forward to meeting others in the picking community! Again we will be arriving first week of May with intentions of staying as long as the season lets us :) cheers to all! dominikaschauer@outlook.com


User_Name: Beware Pickers
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM

Messages

This year the Big plan is to Buy for 1$ a pound for morels... Just a heads up from the inside. Why pay more when you will pick for 1$.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 08:43 AM

Messages

I suppose you could create a morel board but there are many others with knowledge. I am sharing much research information that I have kept to myself for years because of my stroke. Would I be able to place research photos on the board, like arnica or the thistle I talk about. I had been saving this for a book that now due to the stroke may never be done; I would rather that others learn this information than take it to my grave. I like the; Ask Morel Doctor, but would want an intro as to why I use that name.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Saturday April 18, 2015
Time: 07:06 AM

Messages

Lobo, the information you are sharing on this board and Mad Morel Board is much appreciated by myself and all others, and can be found nowhere else I know. Would you mind if I transfer some of them to another page or create a board.
 
Don't know what I would call the new page or board. Maybe Q&A Lobo or Q&A Morel Doctor for a page and Ask Lobo or Ask Morel Doctor for a board of your own. You can name the page or board if you don't like my suggestions. Either, page or board, would be under your control for content, I would just do the editing.
 
I'll understand if you decline the offer.
 
Matsiman
 

User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday April 17, 2015
Time: 09:02 AM

Messages

Matsiman; My web site & blogs are temporally off line, I hope to repair and get them back online soon.


User_Name: Awnex
Date: Friday April 17, 2015
Time: 08:17 AM

Messages

Brock - where are you planning to stay in Kakisa? There is a territorial campground 5km away but it is $28/night. I used to live and work in Kakisa and am close to the folks in the community and think you should know that they will not be tolerating people setting up makeshift camps in the area. Also, with the park nearby, nor will the territorial government. If you're just planning on showing up wiht a tent I suggest you plan ahead for a place to stay - I think any 'camps' will be set up out on the main highways somewhere, but not in Kakisa. They are very worried about what is to come and will be vigilant in ensuring the area is respected. It is a wonderful community full of great people.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday April 17, 2015
Time: 06:21 AM

Messages

Lobo, have you got a link I can post to your pages on morels? I can post it just below the Say What You Want link above and on the Morel page, link on the top link bar. It's the time of the season. Thanks for posting indicators. I'm sure it's helping a lot of people. Matsiman


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday April 17, 2015
Time: 06:11 AM

Messages

Morning All, those looking for buyers might be able to locate one by looking at the link bar to the right, Year Round In Season Buyers. There are 2 listed in BC. Matsiman


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 11:36 PM

Messages

when the leaves of an oak tree or the size of a squirrels ear. lol that's the way I've heard it.


User_Name: Michelangelo
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 11:14 PM

Messages

Hello, we are group of 5 morel pickers looking for a buyer. If you are the one, or you know about someone, please, shoot me an email: aks@centrum.sk


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 09:59 PM

Messages

Jonnytutu; Some say when the leaves are the size of mouse ears it's time for morels but that info came from an easterly perspective. I always hunted the mountains for blacks & blondes, then river bottoms for the later whites when the leaves did not quite match up to Mickey Mouse ears, its a matter of perspective...


User_Name: buyer2014
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 07:55 PM

Messages

Hi, I am looking for buyers in the US that would be interested in purchasing dried Canadian morels in bulk (300lbs dry / week) for the upcoming season. Please contact me at northernnaturalproducts@gmail.com if interested.


User_Name: RW
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 06:47 PM

Messages

Johnytutu, look for willows..


User_Name: Jonnytutu
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 06:31 PM

Messages

Hey folks, a pleasure as always to soak up the mushroom knowledge. Someone posted about river edge indicators for morels with respect to new deciduous leaf size. Does that mean if there are leaves its a go? Should they be full size leaves? any info is good info.....i'm in the west koots...anyone else finding any yet?


User_Name: cosatal morel
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 03:03 PM

Messages

I am curious if anyone is finding anything yet at the two bulls complex from last year. Weather has been warming so ground should be proper temp.


User_Name: SFNLands
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 01:57 PM

Messages

Buyers in Northern BC information wanted.. email info to cmarshall@saulteau.com


User_Name: owen
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 11:34 AM

Messages

any morrel buyers in the Okanagan you can text me at 250 308 5555.thanks ...owen


User_Name: brock
Date: Thursday April 16, 2015
Time: 12:57 AM

Messages

Hey fellow mushroom heads! I am currently in Whitehorse. Myself, my girlfriend, our roommate, and our 2 dogs will be hitchhiking to Kakisa NWT for the goldrush that will be happening this spring. If anyone out there is in my area and has the room to drive us, we would happily contribute most of the gas expense. Please reply via email to brock_wallace@live.ca Looking to leave around the 10th-15th of may, to get there for the 20th.


User_Name: bushman00
Date: Wednesday April 15, 2015
Time: 01:34 PM

Messages

Hey vivapuff, I'm going with another guy and we haven't decided where exactly. Shoot me an email at bushman0013@gmail.com if you're still interested in a couple weeks.


User_Name: jmarion2008@gmail.com
Date: Wednesday April 15, 2015
Time: 03:23 AM

Messages

I am looking for Fresh Morels....jmarion2008@gmail.com


User_Name: Sam in Bby.
Date: Tuesday April 14, 2015
Time: 09:03 PM

Messages

Evening all ! man I haven't been on this site for ages ! still recognize some names here ... Garf , Boletus Joe , King morel , Lobo , Daddy in Wa, Steve oregon etc... and of course big shout out to Andy for keeping this site alive and well ! full buckets ! morels they can hide but they can't run ! he he he


User_Name: vivapuffs
Date: Tuesday April 14, 2015
Time: 04:37 PM

Messages

bushman where will you set up i am planning to pick and need a buyer


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday April 14, 2015
Time: 01:35 PM

Messages

Daddy in Wa; I have not met Eric but he seems really nice, a bit more commercial minded than you but you might be able to learn new things about your area from each other.


User_Name: Daddy in Wa
Date: Monday April 13, 2015
Time: 10:24 PM

Messages

Eric you can get me at coffeybusinessatmacdotcom Love to talk. Lobo is a good judge of character.


User_Name: bushman00
Date: Monday April 13, 2015
Time: 02:59 PM

Messages

Hey, Does anybody know how buying morels is regulated in BC? I plan to setup a small camp with some friends and purchase directly off them at the end of the day. I may also expand to buy off of other pickers as well. Who can I contact about getting this sort of business licence? Cheers


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday April 13, 2015
Time: 01:32 PM

Messages

garf; Right on with the altitude & slope aspect, also remember to watch the larch as to needle spreading and the arnica for leaf size. As for river morels watch deciduous leaf size & always out for verpas.


User_Name: vivapuffs
Date: Monday April 13, 2015
Time: 09:37 AM

Messages

I am wanting to find a buyer in Canada anywhere. I want to pick as much as possible this year. Can buyers please contact me once they decide where they will be. Thanks


User_Name: tukaluk
Date: Monday April 13, 2015
Time: 08:13 AM

Messages

few morels found in lake cowichan 2 week ago but it got cold again slowed thing down happy pails to all


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday April 13, 2015
Time: 12:33 AM

Messages

Hi all... I think some pickers did really well last year on the fires but you have to remember that the pickers were getting more than twice what they would usually get for their mushrooms, mostly due to a shortage of morels in Europe because of low volumes of morels for a couple of years . Lots of contracts to be fulfilled and it worked out great for the pickers ... always unpredictable . Think boletus hit the nail on the head , all the ducks lined up just right! this year who knows? Only the shadow! anyhow I did look yesterday and found a few for sure. Will look again in a few days as being fairly new at this game I don't know weather more will come or not, One thing I did notice is once I hit a certain altitude they stopped . From what I am reading it probably has something to do with ground temperatures. these mushrooms are a month earlier than ones I found last year. gl and full buckets...


User_Name: Austin
Date: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 11:04 PM

Messages

here is an interesting article written 15 years ago. Same thing this year. nothing much will change. Make sure your boots are leather when you go to NWT this summer and bring your own water for cooking. http://www.nnsl.com/frames/newspapers/2000-05/may31_00mush2.html


User_Name: Eric
Date: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 10:10 PM

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Daddy in WA. I was talking with Lobo over the phone last week. He said you were a good guy and we should try to meet up. I'm in Bellingham. Let me know if you want to talk mushrooms sometime.


User_Name: Daddy in Wa
Date: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 08:17 PM

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Found my first true morels here locally. Been eyeing a clearcut that I am guessing is going to become a housing development. Lots of piles of timber, very wet. Went once and nothing. Went back day before yesterday and nothing. I thought. Then my eye gravitated to something sticking out of the large gravel they had laid down for the truck, morels! I'm guessing that they flushed here because the gravel held the radiant heat from the sun which then got the soil to the correct temp. I'm still hoping that they might still flush out in the clearcut as well once it warms up. Checked out some places with Bill in Blaine up in the mountains but the ground is still frozen. Guess I gotta keep on waiting.


User_Name: Austin
Date: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 06:18 PM

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Income from mushroom picking is taxable in Canada but then the expenses are also deductible. Mushroom companies and most buyers report their income from mushrooms but most pickers don't. Not really a loss to the gov't as most of the money gets pumped right back into the local economy plus a lot of tax gets paid from gas, tobacco and booze. Those that do manage to save money usually save for better equipment - atv's, boats, wall tents, tires,etc. Not many pickers NEED to pick to pay rent , mortgage or food. Bonus/Play money for most.


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 05:06 PM

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Just a few more notes for those going to look in cut blocks for morels this year the gyromitra or Brain mushroom comes out first. When they are fully formed then the morels start to grow they are usually more prolific in the second year after logging. Also along the road sides in the grass the thinble caps come out before the morels usually. but not always went for a quick look today and thistles just breaking ground so I still have a while to go for my first taste this year /forcast is for possible snow tonight at my area


User_Name: Awnex
Date: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 03:55 PM

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Thanks anonymous. I still don't really follow your points though. And I'm not planning to head to Yukon but... A lot of conflicting info out there now, especially in regards to the far north and i'm not sure who to trust. As for my original question - you are technically required to report all earnings at the end of the tax year? Thanks.


User_Name: anonymous
Date: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 11:23 AM

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Awnex we are looking at this situation in the Yukon all over again... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY0DOnNK3Wg On a side note, I actually just got Morels on east central Vancouver Island. They wee growing in a disturbed bed of soil for raspberries, far, far away from any dying or recently downed trees. Go figure?


User_Name: Astorian
Date: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 07:44 AM

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Things are alllllright here on the coast! http://files.shroomery.org/files/15-12/687923651-IMG_1320.jpg the one on the right weighed a pound! my 20$ mushroom


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday April 12, 2015
Time: 05:17 AM

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twi, you are new to this board so you are unaware we don't discuss Paul here. Many visitors have complained about him in the past on this board and in personal emails.
 
As for his world saving findings, it was an accident. I've heard the story from his own mouth. It might be better described as WORLD DESTROYING. Yes it does work, but would eventually kill all colonizing insects. The FDA has forbidden its use. Imagine if bees and other pollinating insects were eliminated. Please, no more posts about him. I will delete them.

I don't want to give the impression I am trying to discourage access to any information Paul has to offer. I just don't want any reference to him posted here. If you want to evaluate what he has to offer, visit his site. http://www.fungi.com/

Matsiman


User_Name: twi
Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
Time: 09:32 PM

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One Man Holds a PATENT That Could Crush MONSANTO and Change The World..worlds leading mycologist http://www.loveclicks.org/food/paul-stamet-patent/


User_Name: Awnex
Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
Time: 01:55 PM

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Thanks. What do you mean by THE fire? If as successful as we hope to be, keeping as cash would be fine but it's a lot safer in the bank than in some thieves hands as well. So - the gov or a thief? Hmmm. If it's a complete bust, then I can think of one particular government that's been very irresponsible in promoting the potential fruits of the upcoming season to their people. Would love to hear more - the more I know the better. Not counting on anything but definitely acknowledging a huge potential in certain areas this year.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
Time: 01:35 PM

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Awnex.... Man I love your optimism, "depositing a few thousand $ every few days". It is a cash crop, so why not just use the cash you get for your day to day expenses, and maybe put some of it on a credit card. There was a time when you could make a few thousand in a few days..... But mushroom stories (for the most part) are like fishing stories. You always hear about the ones that got away. I think maybe you should try out as a comedian. Please understand that THE fire last year was an anomaly (Money wise) All the stars came together in just the right way. Hey! maybe it will happen again this year, But I would not count on it. Better to be a minimalist and have a good time, than think you are going to make a sh*t load and feel miserable for the rest of the year. Still------ Good Luck


User_Name: Awnex
Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
Time: 01:07 PM

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Thanks. Not on EI but am confused on the issue and the legalities. When depositing a few thousand dollars in cash every few days for a couple months in the summer it will be hard to cover those tracks but the way i've seen it written about suggests that it is 'cash' and tax-free and therefore I'm in the clear. I guess that's not true? Thoguth maybe there was some technicality around crowned land and/or non-timber forest products?


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
Time: 12:27 PM

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Awnex It is up to you whether you report income from mushroom picking or not. But if you are on UI and get caught then you pay the price.


User_Name: Awnex
Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM

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Hi folks. In my readings i keep hearing that the profits from selling morels is 'cash' and tax-free. Are you obliged to claim such income at the end of the year or is it exempt as a non-timber forest product or something? Just looking for clarity from the experienced community (in Canada).


User_Name: Gerken40
Date: Saturday April 11, 2015
Time: 07:03 AM

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I've been reading that nobody can find ready to pick morels,well I know of a friend who gave me 2#'s of fresh picked #1's. I know where to get lots but don't have a buyer. My friends friend is buying fresh morels for $10/#. You can contact me at gerkenr38@gmail.com. I can go and get the mushrooms but I need a buyer.


User_Name: RW
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Time: 09:46 PM

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Late snow this weekend in WA .. Smoke a fattie..


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Time: 09:00 PM

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There has been a few morels in Campbell river townsite (sea level) for weeks now.. but all the places I looked are looking too early yet. I would guess that it will be a few weeks yet.


User_Name: Anonymous
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Time: 08:14 PM

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A shout out to those here on Vancouver Island. I've been checking sites logged last year and a few sites of downed trees from winter storms for Morels. Failing that, I've been outside with my dogs just about everywhere in the last week and have yet to find a single one. Is it still too early here? I haven't found any at all. I'm near Nanaimo.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Time: 05:01 PM

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Windwalker; It got to the point that if was driving past logged unit and could not see thistles I might not stop unless I saw Islands of un-cut trees where naturals might be. I havenít done spring research in BC but down here the thistles are growing the first or second year depending basically which side of the Cascades they are on in Oregon. Same thing with arnica, I pretty much could tell when driving by if the leaves were large enough for the soil to be warm enough for naturals or fire morels.


User_Name: vivapuffs
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Time: 03:48 PM

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Hi guys a total newbie here. But I grew up in the bush on Vancouver island and then Yukon. I want to know where are the first mushrooms in Canada's west. Anyone want to join me on the Yukon this summer I have many friends and family there


User_Name: windwalker
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Time: 01:43 PM

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thank you for the feed back on the logging units....I am on the west side....sorry for the double post, I thought the first post didn't go...any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated....have a great day all...


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Time: 10:39 AM

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Garf; There are folks who have done time-lapse photography on growth; I would surmise that a google search would turn up some. I have friends who were out on a spring foray with their children but could not find any morels, they sat on their buckets and ate their lunch; when finished with lunch they noticed that there were full size black natural morels grown up all around them, so it can happen in minutes. One thing is vibration along trails and such tend to bring up morels, so it is possible that my friends children having stomped the area then that could have triggered the flush. Every area is different and may change year to year. Cooler areas would normally happen later, Southeast slopes generally happen 1st. Spring rains and sunshine bring mushrooms. I have found early fire morels such as conica under stream & pond water but if they grew 1st I donít know. With fire morels the conica love water but greys usually happen after the spring rains. If you get rain about every two weeks then greys may continue flushing until the fall weather air cools down to 20 degrees F, researched at 7,000 to 8,000 ft in the Idaho Valley Road burn, about -6 to those who use it that way. The green or olive morels did not happen much in the Valley Road burn however they were more prolific than greys were in the Dollar burn. Greenies seem to like south facing well drained sloes however in the Dollar they were all over on the ridge tops and westerly aspects. Good luck and I wish you a good season.


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Time: 09:12 AM

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Good morning . As a relative new comer to morel picking I was wondering about a couple of things. How long does it generally take for little ones to grow into a nice picking size and I know there will be variants but generally speaking? Also is the moisture at night with cooler temperatures good for growth or do they need a little rain . Temperatures etc. I see earth temperatures of at least 45 and ideally a little higher but what about air? In logged areas hillsides or flats with a little less exposure? thankyou for any input


User_Name: garf
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Time: 09:03 AM

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Good morning all. I was just thinking on these morels and a couple of questions . How long do they generally take to grow from just little ones to a nice picking size and sometimes in the spring it is hard to avoid the rain , What is the best picking weather E.G Cool and clear ,,,some sun. or if its raining is it ok .. do they need a lot of moisture as in rain or is cool dampish at night ok? Thank you for any input . I have picked before but am trying to learn more on this choice mushroom.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Thursday April 09, 2015
Time: 10:33 PM

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windwalker; I guess it depends upon location, if west of the Cascade ridge then about one year following the logging activity as a common rule. East of the Cascades it's about two years following the logging. If the activity occurred while the ground was frozen you may not expect many morels unless it is in a good natural patch. You might expect the best crop if they used tracked machinery or there is lots of soil disturbance. Whatever the situation I usually do not find many morels until the thistles [I prefer elk thistles] are the size of dinner plates but not yet stacking.


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Thursday April 09, 2015
Time: 09:52 PM

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I have found that summer logging in June july to be about the best for the previous years logging about the same as for forest fires current year logging would be early spring but that is usually breakup time as the ground is too soft for logging. Tried thet spring logging once and when the frost went out of the ground the 440 skider was in the mud to the top of the blade got hell from forestry for the deep ruts. hope this helps you.


User_Name: windwalker
Date: Thursday April 09, 2015
Time: 09:29 PM

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could I please have some professional feed back on timing of the logged blocks for when the best months they were logged the year before for picking this year. for example, march, april may, or latter in the summer....thanks for your help...


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday April 08, 2015
Time: 04:31 PM

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I've regretted telling him about other types of fire morels ever since that day. After words I figured that there were several readers on the board who were keeping quiet and not informing him of areas he was wrong. I did one other error with someone I met on that board and sent Tim a variety of morels to sample without identifying them. I had been mailing free samples of unusual fire morels to anyone who requested them. Before I sent them to Tim he said he was going to eat them by himself and would post his opinion on the board. After he got the fresh morel variety he said that he was keeping them for a shindig with the mushroom expert. Well he never thanked me nor posted his findings like he said, so I never identified what they were because I figured that the Dr planed on some more nefarious research for his book.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Tuesday April 07, 2015
Time: 10:28 PM

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ya I sent him over 30 morels.... never got one word of thx or credit... oh well I moved on. There was some interesting info that came out of that research in the end.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday April 07, 2015
Time: 07:46 PM

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It is nicely written and informative, I guess I dislike misinformation about morels and get a bit defensive. The first time this occurred was when the self proclaimed 'mushroom expert' after researching a SW burn site in the spring, posted on his web site that "...all fire morels are black angusticeps". I believe that when false information is posted it needs to be corrected. He called me a liar on his discussion board so I sent him some dried greys; other folks sent him some also. I believe that King Morel may have sent some. In his book on morels he gave someone in California credit, too funny.


User_Name: twi
Date: Tuesday April 07, 2015
Time: 06:36 PM

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always nice to hear everybody's take on things..saw this article and felt compelled to share


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday April 07, 2015
Time: 03:40 PM

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Interesting article but it seems to me that this is just another person who wishes to appear knowledgeable about our western morels. Being as morels have been cultivated commercially for many years in buildings as well as orchards planted specifically to propagate morel growth I am a little suspicious of wideopenspaces.com knowledge level. Also as for saying that bugs are few in spring; anyone who has picked many morels ought to be aware that bugs including hoppers & worms are prevalent in our natural morels as well as conica; at least in the hundreds of areas Iíve researched. Itís the later season greys, bronzes & greenies ect that are predominately devoid of bugs.


User_Name: twi
Date: Tuesday April 07, 2015
Time: 11:40 AM

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This year could produce a morel mushroom harvest worth millions upon millions of dollars. 2014 experienced a glut of forest fires in the northwest regions of the U.S. and Canada. Multiple fires burned thousands of acres from northern California on up through the Yukon and Northwest Territories of Canada. Thatís good news for lovers and hunters of morel mushrooms, as the mycological word on the street is that this spring is going to produce the biggest morel harvest in years, maybe even of all time..here is a link to a very interesting read for all..http://www.wideopenspaces.com/year-will-biggest-morel-mushroom-harvest-history-world/


User_Name: Mikebrat
Date: Tuesday April 07, 2015
Time: 10:28 AM

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hello all , my name is Mike and live in Kamloops. I am looking for info on the upcoming morel season in BC. It has been a few years since I have been out on a pick but have six full seasons under the belt. Last time I went out was in Nelson picking with Lomar and Rhonda and had an amazing time. Does anyone know if they are still buying and if so their contact info? I am looking for partner(s) that are interested in going out full time for the season in BC and maybe up north if the season is good. my email is mikebrat@hotmail.com , please feel free to contact me via email if you are interested in picking for the season or if you are a buyer looking to add someone to your group ..... thank you ... and have a great day ... full buckets :-)


User_Name: edgepicker
Date: Tuesday April 07, 2015
Time: 06:35 AM

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I've been a small fly-in mushroom business for the last 15 years. Health conditions (near 70) time to quit. The business for sale M4 Maule 4 seater on floats. New rebuilt motor (VAR crank) and prop, 100 hours (1400 hrs left). This plane got no bugs in it, 750 lb useful load, (cargo door, the only small plane that does). Complete camp dryer fans, outfitter tents with packer stoves, dryer stove, several hundred mushroom boxes and many screens. I am going in this year and assist the new owner takeover. PS. Don't worry about pilot, commercial bush pilot available at a very reasonable rate. Edgepicker Phone # (506) 466-4586


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday April 06, 2015
Time: 08:50 PM

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Price has always been a volatile subject. Buyers were paying $1.00 to $4.00 per pound but I was getting $8.00 from my chefs, I thought that was good for fresh market. Then several years ago it jumped to $14.00 and higher at Cascade and out the Warm Lake Highway and much of those were getting dried, it has stayed up now for several years and should go up. Why drive my pick to market for what the chefs were willing to pay. The price has been fairly stable in recent years so I hope it will increase not decrease, the costs to pick, with food and gas increase factored in causes many to go broke and some to do very well. A news article predicting low prices is kind of humorous to me in that it may have been written to discourage pickers or to enable the writer to say; see I told you so and thus cover both ends of the spectrum. If the demand for North American morels goes flat then of course so will the price. With buyers coming from Greece and elsewhere to buy in Canada the demand for NA morels must be increasing, maybe itís a better grade of product; I would like to think so. As with matsutake there is much oversea product from other places. It used to be in the early 90ís that in spring, Southern Oregon morels brought as much as $45.00 per pound in places like Gold Hill for shipment to Europe, then Pakistan got into the fray and each spring the price would be lower. I hope the price goes upÖ


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Monday April 06, 2015
Time: 06:08 PM

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Evening All, I read the article on the link ntmorels posted. Forecast for prices looks dim. If there is anything this site can do to help sales to the public, please let me know. Any ideas will be considered. I have none except post a page strictly for morel sales. Don't think it would help, but I'm willing. Matsiman


User_Name: brownjayjames1975@gmail.com
Date: Monday April 06, 2015
Time: 03:23 PM

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Looking for buyers for wild mushrooms......... Text me at 9313372444


User_Name: Bee
Date: Monday April 06, 2015
Time: 11:12 AM

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Hi everyone how is everyone? gonna go check out eastern washington burns in two weeks and find myself a buy station. Anyone know or hear anything about that burn please let me know thanks all and happy hunting


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday April 06, 2015
Time: 05:00 AM

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there is morels starting to show here and that's early by a month and a half by what I've picked before . whistler area ... colder now though ..probably slow them down. I also have had some success in cut blocks from the previous years ...cottonwoods and hoe chucker ground disturbance.


User_Name: ntmorels
Date: Sunday April 05, 2015
Time: 07:42 PM

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Someone has tuned in the GNWT spokesman for the buyers cartel...couldn't have been our Austin though who posted a link to the same publication on the same day...he's certified not to be involved.http://www.myyellowknifenow.com/3849/morel-mushroom-warning-prices-could-drop-50-per-cent/


User_Name: mushie jack
Date: Sunday April 05, 2015
Time: 06:07 PM

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so in bc its comeing an early spring lots of big burns from last year. where are the buyers are going to be .havnt prospected all the sites yet. looks like access may be a big prob except for a few burns


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Sunday April 05, 2015
Time: 06:06 PM

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Evening All, First let me say you can use either board to discuss mushroom picking of any species, except illegal. Most read the buyer picker board for any type of post. Not near as many read mad morel board. I apologize if I gave the impression BP board was for matsi only. I asked the last heated discussion to moved to MM board because of private messages on say what you want board complaining about having to wade through the heated discussion to get mushroom picking info. Thanks, Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday April 05, 2015
Time: 05:13 PM

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It is interesting to observe the flushing indicators which may be different according to area, being as it isn't matsutake related I've pasted my thoughts onto the Mad Morel board.


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Sunday April 05, 2015
Time: 03:45 AM

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should have checked my spelling


User_Name: mountainflattops
Date: Sunday April 05, 2015
Time: 03:33 AM

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continupng on with the morels My indicators of when to start looking are something like this. I like 20 deg celceus day time temp with 10 degree night time temp. Othere indicaters that I use are oregon grapes are in flower.yellow wood violets are in flower and cottonwood buds are starting to turn to leafs. Anyway that seems to work for me. that 20/10 combo seems to work in the fall also for pines chantys and lobsters. The neatest morel I ever found was pure white just one single one lt wasn't mould it just gign't get the color dna . thats my 2 bits worth this time moubtainflattops


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Saturday April 04, 2015
Time: 05:43 PM

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Thanks. I'm gonna check around. I found out there's asparagus here in the kootenays too


User_Name: Awnex
Date: Saturday April 04, 2015
Time: 10:23 AM

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Hi mushiejosh. I'm afraid I am a newbie but am considering going to NWT this summer and chasing the dream. I used to live nad work in one of the small villages next to a burn area and thus have some great connections in the area and a decent knowledge of the area. I would love to connect with you and discuss your experiences so far and maybe it would be worthwhile meeting up there this summer - might be we can help each other out when/if the time comes or just share some info ahead of time. email me at slaidlaw7@gmail.com if interested. Thanks!


User_Name: Mushiejosh
Date: Friday April 03, 2015
Time: 08:59 PM

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Hello there! I've been picking mushrooms for a few years. Figured I'd try it commercially this year. Just wondering where to start for finding companies and crews picking this spring in NWT? Could anyone give me some insight on where to start? Roadside is always an option.


User_Name: BC_Treetopper
Date: Friday April 03, 2015
Time: 04:11 PM

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Ya I have to agree with ya cranberrydawg, prepped ground for planting is bang on, although I dont like mounds, they usually expose the wrong soil by going to deep then just flipping soil over. I like blocks that use a twist and turn method to disturb soil for planting and a nice mixed forest but always special attention to the aspen cottonwood areas. Good tip is find the local tree planters and pick their brain for spots to try. Many a block I have picked while they are planting and the planters have spotted many a morel for me.


User_Name: Awnex
Date: Friday April 03, 2015
Time: 03:09 PM

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Hi folks, Thinking of dropping everything and trying to make it big on the NWT morel harvest this year. I have some great connections up that way near the burns as i used to work for a First Nation in the area. I have heard all this talk of how easy and lucrative and amazing it will be but I know that when things sound too good to be true they often are. I finally found a bit of literature warning of lower prices, etc. but I plan to do a fair amount of field drying so that doesn't deter me fully. However, I was just wondering if I can get some input from the pros here as to their thoughts on the NWT vs. other locations. Overhyped? Underhyped? Anything really...I want to be as informed as possible before heading that way. Thanks, Shawn


User_Name: cranberrydawg
Date: Friday April 03, 2015
Time: 01:43 PM

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Can't speak for everywhere, but I do know a little something about morels in the cutblocks of the BC interior. As far north as Prince George anyway. The best ground for picking is ground that has been prepped for planting. Scooped, trenched, mounded, stumped etc. Less so, but still somewhat productive are skid trails, especially if they snake through any remaining standing timber. The most productive spots are the scalps - the shady, moist hollows - those machine made ones specifically for the planting of seedlings. This ground preparation almost always occurs right before the tree planting programs begin in mid spring, so the key is that they are fresh disturbances. You are wasting your time if you are looking for substantial quantities of morels in a cutblock that has been prepped years ago. Hint: if you see planted trees that are more than a few feet high, move along to a fresher cutblock. At any rate, you can expect upwards of fifty morels in some of the newly created scalps if the conditions are right. Granted, not all of this recently exposed dirt will produce mushrooms, but if you factor that there will be on average 1600 of these scalps per hectare, there is a lot of opportunity to get lucky. Oh, and look around where the hoe chuck has been working too...that can be a goldmine also. Happy picking folks.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Friday April 03, 2015
Time: 07:51 AM

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Mountainflattops; I too have found that the winter logging, especially when the soil was frozen is mostly devoid of logging morels. Its when a cat makes deep tracks in the duff that I get excited for morels.


User_Name: Mountainflattops
Date: Friday April 03, 2015
Time: 03:58 AM

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Regarding morels in cut blocks not all cut blocks produce good amounts of mushrooms, Afew years back had a cut block that I picked morels in for 5 years in a row, Some areas are better than others. Look for ground moisture, a good amount of cottonwood or aspen in the area and good soil not rocky. That area is a north facing mostly fir tree part of the world of moderate elevation. Also you want lots of soil disturbance from machinery and logged in the summer. I think it is mostly soil disturbance in the summer. Hope this helps in your cut block harvest. mountainflattops


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Friday April 03, 2015
Time: 12:20 AM

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Updated charts for picking and not picking in our matsutake study. 15 Years of data. http://matsiman.com/umpquastudies/matsutake_mushroom_study_page_2.htm

Matsiman


User_Name: tigerlily
Date: Thursday April 02, 2015
Time: 08:48 PM

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howdy mushroom bandit. I have been trying to get a decent harvest of morels from cutblocks (for family consumption) the last couple seasons but haven't had alot of luck. I just read an article saying that morels may grow in beetle kill areas so I'm going to check that theory out pretty soon. I love the thrill of the hunt but not so much with empty buckets, lol. Any insight please share...thanks ;)


User_Name: mushroom bandit
Date: Thursday April 02, 2015
Time: 03:15 PM

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tigerlily. what are you looking for in beetle kill areas? if you dont mind aying


User_Name: twi
Date: Thursday April 02, 2015
Time: 03:10 PM

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@ chemainus...here is a link to Alaska wildfires history..hope it is helpful..sorry some people are not helpful..but not all are that way..keep plugging..I myself am a newbie and fortunately have had a very nice man who has been doing it for 4o yrs give me guidance...but I do have a lot to learn and a lot of homework to do..good luck in your future endeavours ......http://afsmaps.blm.gov/imf_firehistory/imf.jsp?site=firehistory


User_Name: BC_Treetopper
Date: Thursday April 02, 2015
Time: 05:03 AM

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Hey Randy, glad to hear you will be around picking again. I would love to come out so try drop me a line when the picking is decent. Cant take too much time off, I now have my own lift and a crew to keep working but maybe I can take a weeks holidays or a long weekend. I'm in Grand Forks now eh, no longer in Salmon Arm. bc_treetopper@hotmail.com


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 07:09 PM

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ntmorels, can't answer your question about matsi in the Yukon. Why and where the mycelia is present is still a mystery to everyone I know. Do you have any ideas? If so, please post them and I'll see what my OSU contacts have to say. To tell the truth, I think they will be surprised. When I first started working with them they didn't believe they grew in clay soils or Douglas fir was a host. Go figure. Matsiman


User_Name: tigerlily
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 07:06 PM

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heading out to check beatle kill blocks in next few days in kootenays


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 06:58 PM

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ntmorels, I think your right about YukonGirl #2. She just happened to choose a name used before. At times she appeared to be a good person unlike all the other trolls posting here. Don't know what upset her. We all tried to hold a reasonable discussion but somehow we set her off. No I don't mind different points of view. If the world was all the same it would be boring and we would learn nothing. Last year a few questioned my findings about matsi production and several alternative explanations were suggested. I checked them out completely with some of the professors at OSU (Oregon State University). and took the time to look at and question my own findings. In 2 or 3 cases I agreed their theories could have an influence but not the deciding factor. This board is always open to new ideas and I will do what I can to check out those theories. What I don't tolerate is the name calling and disrespect for others posting here. No 1 person can understand mushrooms. It takes all of us to discuss what we have seen and learned. Take a look at WHO is Matsiman. I wrote that many years ago and still am learning. Any idea presented here is considered and investigated if presented courteously. Matsiman


User_Name: ntmorels
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 06:50 PM

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Matsiman, I have a question for you about Pines. We have them here, I live in the sub Arctic boreal, just about right on the 60th parallel. In a wet summer we find matsi's in the jackpine stands that are old enough and in the right areas to have developed an understory/groundcover of caribou lichen-often with blueberries here and there. In the area of WoodBuffalo Park that burned last summer they were quite prolific and for awhile I tried a harvesting operation shipping them by air to a Vancouver buyer. But the logistics didn't work out....too much delay in shipping by bush plane and layover in Edmonton. They grow all around Great Slave Lake, I have seen them right up close to the barrenlands north of Lutsel'ke/Snowdrift. And the people in northern Saskatchewan were likewise havesting them commercially for awhile, maybe they still are. So, I have seen really similar terrain and groundcover in parts of the Yukon, particularly up the South Canol around Quiet Lake. So do pines grow in those areas of the Yukon too?....I am never there in August when you might expect them to emerge.


User_Name: ntmorels
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 06:24 PM

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Is YukonGirl #2 really a Troll or just someone that assumed a name, a good name, without having read back a year or two on the board? She seemed real to me and I am kind of hoping that we might meet up this summer. I guess that with the board as it is set up with no log in, anyone could make a mistake and duplicate a persona from yesteryear without knowing about it. Me, I'm always willing and ready to consider alternatives to thinking the worst of my neighbors till proven otherwise. Its too easy to jump to the worst (often wrong) conclustions. Would you prefer the board to be just made up of the same oldtimers and people with the same backgrounds and point of view as yourself, Matsi? Just say the word.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 04:54 PM

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Thanks to our latest supporter BC_Treetopper. Your donation is well appreciated. Matsiman


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 04:42 PM

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I think the spring weather is perfect. what worries me is the fact there was no snow and the greens grew all winter.... soon we will know.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 04:38 PM

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heh Terry BCTREETOPPER.... lets hook up early may... I will camp in my regular spot.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 04:34 PM

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kingmorel, As you know, I don't know much about morels. I read forecast for the weather conicalifornia posted a couple days ago. and the one she posted at the beginning of last month or end of the month before. Quit the girl. She is right on the money. It would appear to me it is about perfect weather for morels. Lows in 50's and highs the 60's with rain every few days. That's what's happening here. It's a little cooler here now but temps forecast to rise to the same as before with rain every few days. Am I somewhere near right in a assuming I'll be able to find some if I look in the right areas? My study partner said there starting in his area and wants to go look. A friend of his, teaches mycology at a local college, gave him the report. I've been there before and always found little. Would I have a better chance with this type of weather? Thanks Matsiman


User_Name: BC_Treetopper
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 03:23 PM

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Well Hello folks, Terry here just north of the 49th on the Kettle. Hope this spring finds everyone in good health ready to fill some buckets. My goodness this weather is just crazy huh, i just know I will be picking my patch of naturals any day now. Well I just wanted too wish everyone luck this year and stay safe out there.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 01:52 PM

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You trolls don't have the guts to post your real names. If you were to identify yourselves you would be ousted by the rest of the picking community. Your like snakes in the grass, slithering in and out hissing all the time. All you need do is post more of your bull to prove me right. Really doesn't matter if you post or not. I don't pay any attention to you and other visitors wish you would go away. Your post are only up a few hours at best and nobody will respond. So post more to show how infantile you are. Eventually you will be identified. It isn't easy but can be done. Sorry folks had to get that out. Matsiman


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 01:42 PM

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get real; 00ps, my phone beeped an Email waiting and when I clicked on the line it disappeared. Appertantly Yahoo has changed and put a trashcan in the line that I did not notice before & I am not computer literate enough to find if it is available. Sorry, could you resend.


User_Name: get real
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 12:27 PM

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Great! I would love to read your research. I'll contact you on your blog. I have a good idea why this happens myself. It would be neat to see if we both came to the same conclusion. Thanks lobo


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 12:06 PM

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get real; you are so right but I will not post why on site. Contact me with your real name for research info.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 11:58 AM

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Matsiman; I wish that I could send some more money but we are going more into debt each month paying for the stroke. There is a link to help support this site, it is expensive for matsiman and he is not independently wealthy. Click ďDonate to MatsimanĒ at the top. http://matsiman.com/donate_to_matsiman_web.htm


User_Name: get real
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 11:57 AM

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I was not talking about a second year burn, (I too have picked second year burns and done alright) I was talking about a reburn,... a place where a fire has happened years ago, and then another fire comes and burns it again. I have not had any luck in such areas very, very few mushrooms if any. I guess if some new trees grew up in between the 2 fires their might be some more production. Any one else have similar experience or have picked reburn Id like to hear your comments. I think the rule of thumb in most cases is, little to no production. full buckets and a big thank you to Matsiman all his hard work


User_Name: Pepo
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 11:09 AM

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Sorry Get Real, you got it wrong. The only reason (and I did my research), morel come out after a forest fire, is that the fires free the ground of all types of vegetation that normally hamper the free growth of morel. When you do remove this stuff ( moss, grass, etc...) morels are free to explode. Wild morel are always present in those forest. the fire is what give them the opportunity to grow without competition. they will come out again the next year in lesser quality because grass and other vegetation are also coming out and competing with our beloved shows. Cheers By the way, Matsiman, after years of using your website(with different names), I am starting to feel guilty. I am aware of the cost of maintaining such a site (not including your time), so please, remind us how to send you a contribution and you have my word of honour, I'll send you 100 bucks before the end of the season. Thanks Bro for a great job


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Wednesday April 01, 2015
Time: 09:15 AM

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Just talked to my server. They are going to set up a registered board with the same message format we have now. Said it would be ready by the weekend. Don't hold your breath though. I'll keep on them till it is done. Won't stop trolls from registering but will stop them from using other visitors names. This will help eliminate most troll traffic. I'll just need to delete them from the data base but, they can register again with a different user name and email address. No site can be completely secure as we all know. The battle continues!!! Matsiman


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