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#1 wildedibles

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:56 AM

there is a similar mushroom found in Europe called  Auricularia auricula-judae but in America it differs slightly so it is called Auricularia americana but both look so much like an ear you think the woods can hear ya lol

https://en.wikipedia..._auricula-judae

 

https://www.mushroom..._americana.html

"Similar jelly fungi include Exidia recisa, which features ridged, concave depressions, and Tremella foliacea, which is a bit more gelatinous and appears like a tightly packed cluster of jelly ears that are fused together. In the southeastern United States, Auricularia fuscosuccinea is virtually identical, to the naked eye, but differs microscopically "

 

I find ours on Balsam and Spruce trees very well rotted bark falling off or starting to is where the mushrooms pop out of causing the bark to fall off

 

ok here is some old pictures of this mushroom and other ones as well an old mushroom hunt of mine I thought I had a topic already posted on this mushroom but I dont so lets make one up now it is a very interesting mushroom :) Ive been watching this mushroom for a long time

https://mycotopia.ne...ria#entry935623

 

here is a video from a you tube buddy

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Edited by wildedibles, 01 March 2020 - 08:00 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 08:00 AM

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ok this video wouldn't post above but would in a separate post??

 

anyway I have eaten this mushroom and find it has a earthy metallic taste you can tell there is minerals in there by tasting it ...

 

it was good but I suggest drying it on a paper bag and crumbling it up then adding it to food your going to cook or better yet crumble soak and cook...I like it in soup

 

I suggest because it is rubbery and tuff to chew my buddy's video there he said its like chewing a rubber band lmao :) I agree but crumbled up you do not get this texture

 

drying a couple in a paper bag works very well to dry them out for future use :) I dry many of my mushrooms in paper bags like this just one or 2 or cut them up too many in the bag and they will rot instead of dry


Edited by wildedibles, 01 March 2020 - 08:06 AM.

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