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#1 wildedibles

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 10:12 AM

Witches butter or tree ear
Most of what I found was growing on Balsam or Pine between the bark and wood or out the end of a sawed log soft wood.
http://en.wikipedia....ymyces_palmatus
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I found one growing on birch and this one would be Tremella mesenterica hard wood.
http://en.wikipedia....lla_mesenterica
the last picture you can see it is growing on birch ( I forgot to re size pic )
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This stuff is soft and squishy like a gummy bear. I have tasted this stuff when dry it is crunchy chewy and when wet it is slimy and gummy bear like its not a bad taste bland would be good in soups etc.
I also believe it would be a good moisturizer on the skin when it is dry or damaged feels soothing to skin.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 10:44 AM

This fungi also can be used as a oil or butter type substance when your cooking. Put in a pan on heat, they produce an oily liquid that is perfect to cook with. I have used it to grease a pan to cook other mushrooms in, or for an egg scramble or something of the like.
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 06:42 AM

Last fall I showed the kids that if you dry this fungi out and then soak it in water it absorbs water and grows bigger like those growing kid sponges they thought it was really cool.
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Thanks for the info Turkey Ranch

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#4 wildedibles

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:56 AM

Bump...lol I have stuff to edit in and really want to find it easy :-)

Really cool info here

https://mushroomobse...e/show_name/276

https://www.mykoweb....ysospermus.html

There is neat info there to

So Dacrymyces chrysospermus
And
Dracrymyces palmaris might be the same or different mushrooms?? Anyway I have more pictures of this and videos to come so ....just wait and see if you have any pictures or info or videos to add please do so :-). We have a super cool site here where things come together in very cool ways like our mushrooms remind me of...:-) this time of year when life and death all come together you can smell it in the garden and wild places buzzzzed all out on life :-) thanks for listening to me crazy :-) you guys really know where I'm coming from....

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#5 wildedibles

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 04:16 AM

Here is the 2 mini videos of this fungi

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#6 wildedibles

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 09:44 AM

Last fall I showed the kids that if you dry this fungi out and then soak it in water it absorbs water and grows bigger like those growing kid sponges they thought it was really cool.https://mycotopia.ne...04&d=1316950732https://mycotopia.ne...05&d=1316950732https://mycotopia.ne...06&d=1316950732https://mycotopia.ne...07&d=1316950732https://mycotopia.ne...08&d=1316950732Thanks for the info Turkey Ranch

Hahah ok looking back is funny some times:-). I love that I took a b4 and after picture ...they can disappear all dried out.....it's worth knowing the size these mushrooms can range in....the same mushroom.....place the mushroom in water again and see it possibly get even bigger... depending on how much water it was holding b4 drying it out...???? Dacrymyces palmatus (I hate names not being in the auto correct dictionary it feels like I have to edit everything 5 times)
D. Palmatus. The meaning of Palmatus. Is can you guess palm that's the first part and -atus meaning "resembling" or "similar to"....

So in this case :-) determining what mushroom you have dose come to size D. c.... or D. p ....




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