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#41 kocos

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:16 PM

Yessss! :headbang::headbang::headbang:

Iam so friggin happy its out of this world. Today Bodza found her first truffle. We found the most enchanting forest ever just a few miles from town.

We hiked around, trained bodza by hiding mushrooms and letting her find them which she is doing really well now. The other day I forgot where I hid a few truffles and she had no problem finding them :D

So anyhow we hiked around this beautifull place and it just seemed perfect for truffles, so we kept commanding bodza to find the truffles.
Long story short at some point I started taking pics of hypholoma clusters. In the meantime Ms. Kocos decided to command bodza again and lead her around the little valley we were in.


Iam knealing in the dirt, trying to take a good picture when Ms. Kocos asks me if I could take a look at something bodza found. I was thinking its probably a root or an akorn or somthing. Well it turned out to be a Tuber excavatum.

Tuber excavatum is a close relative to the summer truffle T. aestivum (what we are out after) They share a simillar smell hence dogs finding them easily. They are a good edible, tasting a bit like hazelnuts and sharing the same fragrance just not as strong as T. aestivum.
Their size ranges between 1-5 cmm the bigest one found in hungary was 60 grams.

Here is a Pictorial of this wonderfull day. And hopefully the begining of our truffle endevours!

Most of the pictures are the courtesy of Ms. Kocos! :)

So this is the enchanting little hill we found, just this knob in the forest, completly covered with a thick, green layer of moss. Gnarly trees protruding from this green pillow and a wide variety of mushrooms.
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This is truly paradise! :heart:
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Fistulina hepatica
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Crazy dog :lol:
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Hypholoma
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This is the hilltop
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False truffles
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So this is where things get interesting. As I mentioned above I was photographing these hypholomas when the incident occured :headbang:
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And then! This is actually the honor of Ms. Kocos as it was she that coaxed the dog into finding the first truffle :)
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I gave the dog a big lump of cheeze as a reward!
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Iam admiring our first truffle :heart:
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Here it is in all its beauty! Tuber excavatum
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Bodza on the go again, she soon found another one about the same size.
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And then another one :D
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Its amazing she even found these tiny ones! Especially considering these hardly smell at all compared to T. aeastivum the mushroom Iam training her with. She is going to be one hell of a hunter!!
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We then found a wonderfull little cave!
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This forest was also very dreamlike!
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Tricholoma sp
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Another fistulina
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Lepiotas
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A crosssection of the truffle
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Hygrocybe sp
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Old chicken of the woods
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Bodza :D
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Mycenas
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And to finish off some strange fungi.
What a day people, its time to celebrate!! :rasta:
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#42 MrChen

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:30 PM

Dude. :bow:

Archive material. :eusa_clap

Animal Farm, outdoor hunting, photos and soon to be cultivation I'm sure as well. We probably could find 5 places in the vault where this thread will fit in once its completed... :headbang:

kocos my blessings to u the ms., Bodza and all of yours :heart:

Edited by MrChen, 18 September 2010 - 02:35 PM.


#43 kocos

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:38 PM

Dude. :bow:

Archive material. :eusa_clap

Animal Farm, outdoor hunting, photos and soon to be cultivation I'm sure as well. We probably could find 5 places in the vault where this thread will fit in once its completed... :headbang:

kocos my blessings to u the ms., Bodza and all of yours :heart:


Thanks bro, Ill try my best to complete this thread. Tis a good start this day :rasta:

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:38 PM

congrats on u and bodza's success. thats really cool.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 12:08 AM

:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clapCongratulations!:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 12:26 AM

Very awesome! Congrats on your first finds! Give that pep pep a pattin' for me :)

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 12:28 AM

:lol: damnit kocos, every time you post photos i get so jealous. you live in the most beautiful landscape and go on the most awesome adventures. and you even have the cutest damn dog i've ever seen :love: you rock !!!! thanks as always for sharing your pics, and congrats on the first truffles! :hugs:

#48 kocos

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 12:45 AM

congrats on u and bodza's success. thats really cool.


Thanks fungi, Iam really happy about this :)

:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clapCongratulations!:eusa_clap:eusa_clap:eusa_clap


Thank you!

Very awesome! Congrats on your first finds! Give that pep pep a pattin' for me :)


Oh she got a lot of petting, a big dinner of grilled chicken and all the love she could get :D

:lol: damnit kocos, every time you post photos i get so jealous. you live in the most beautiful landscape and go on the most awesome adventures. and you even have the cutest damn dog i've ever seen :love: you rock !!!! thanks as always for sharing your pics, and congrats on the first truffles! :hugs:


Thanx Darling, its a pleasure to share these adventures with you lovely people. I wish I could take you all with me so you could see for your self's. Maybe someday ;)

peace n luv, and lets hope Ill be back with another update sooner than later :)

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 12:46 AM

:weedpoke: i want your life! :lol:

#50 kocos

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 01:18 AM

:weedpoke: i want your life! :lol:


It aint that good ya know :lol:

This year has been grand and all but its not always like this :mistrust:
Anyhow, thanks for the nominations and compliments!

Much luv! :heart:

#51 kocos

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:22 AM

Just a few pictures of my breakfast, chantarell omelett with aestivum and excavatum slices. I got this beautifull rosewood truffle slicer that makes the most beautifull slices ever. I guess I dont even have to say how fucking good the omelett was.

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#52 taliesin

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 03:39 AM

You are gonna have to slow down bro I can't rep you again yet every time I turn on my computer you're there with an archive worthy thread or a selection of POTM nominations or just some of the greatest wild myco porn I've ever seen. Half of your pics are clearer and better than some of the field guides I use when I go on a foray.
Man Bodza sure is gorgeous and smart just wish I could train my kids to be half that useful, great job on the truffles:loveeyes::loveeyes::loveeyes:

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 02:38 PM

I wish there was a way to train girlfriends to find mushrooms. Id have my girlfriend down sniffing around too but no way it would be as cool as ur dog man. Good vibes :amazed:

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:18 PM

That omlet looks super good man!!! I like morel and egg sandwiches meself....I wish I could hunt em here...last time I found some was at whole foods friday for $30/lb..think I'm gonna get a few for steak tonight.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 11:56 PM

that's awesome, kocos!
i remember when you first got bodza, now she's finding truffles
so awesome!

#56 kocos

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:34 AM

You are gonna have to slow down bro I can't rep you again yet every time I turn on my computer you're there with an archive worthy thread or a selection of POTM nominations or just some of the greatest wild myco porn I've ever seen. Half of your pics are clearer and better than some of the field guides I use when I go on a foray.
Man Bodza sure is gorgeous and smart just wish I could train my kids to be half that useful, great job on the truffles:loveeyes::loveeyes::loveeyes:


Thank you taliesin, your compliments made my day :love: Iam so happy you like my "work". Much luv!

I wish there was a way to train girlfriends to find mushrooms. Id have my girlfriend down sniffing around too but no way it would be as cool as ur dog man. Good vibes :amazed:


Lol now that would be something wouldnt it. Cant really imagine Ms. Kocos crawling around an all fours in the dirt sniffing around at command :lol: It would be nice though... hell if I could smell them out I would be on all fours too :D

That omlet looks super good man!!! I like morel and egg sandwiches meself....I wish I could hunt em here...last time I found some was at whole foods friday for $30/lb..think I'm gonna get a few for steak tonight.


Thanks bro, you guys should have smelled it. Morels are my other favorite edible. Shame they only grow in the spring... Bon apetite to your steak man!

that's awesome, kocos!
i remember when you first got bodza, now she's finding truffles
so awesome!


I know :) We have come a long way since then. She has been with us for about 10 months now, feels more like 10 years. She is part of the family, the whole neighbourhood loves her including all my friends. She was a great investment and has since turned into a wonderfull companion and a good hunter. Lets hope ill have many more truffle adventures to share this year!

Iam going out again today, before leaving to the körös again. We shall see if we can dig up anything interesting :)

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:59 AM

WOW! amazing thred!:bow:

the pics of the forest near your town are incredible, giving me the wander-lust for sure.

seems like you have a great little pup, take good care of that one!

i eagerly await your future additions to this thred!

much love.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:22 AM

Awesome updates my friend.:bow::)

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:02 PM

Very smart dog. I can tell you've got a real friend there,. Good luck on all your future hunts. :bow:

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:10 PM

:eusa_clap This is a truly great post. I am very impressed both with the concept and the realization of it.




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