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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.
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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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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 ....

#7 wildedibles

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 06:17 AM

Here is my newest video on Dacrymyces palmatus or Dacrymyces chrysospermus

 

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the description on the bottom of my video if watching from you tube it states

 

I'm not recommending this be your only reference to identify this mushroom... But it can be helpful to watch videos... Look at photos... Read some links provided below... Meeting with someone who knows about this mushroom or meeting with a mycology group near you... Use multiple sources when trying to identify any wild mushrooms... And Have fun learning in nature some mushrooms might be toxic but others are yummy and full of nutrients... Just be very careful Be very careful when eating wild mushrooms there are toxic ones... You might have allergies so try a little bit of a safe mushroom first... And learn how to properly prepare your find... If possible keep a piece of the mushroom your eating just in case if you take it to the emergency center with you they can possibly identify it... And provide the best treatment
 
 
 
I find this mushroom on spruce trees and Balsam we'll logs and stumps of the dead tree... Witches butter is a common name more for the look a like but I use it often with this fungi too... I have eaten it in soups after I dry the mushroom it can be crumbled up into the soup then cook... I have also used it topically for dry skin on myself and on my old dog Tiny it works well to soothe like Aloe Vera gel...
 
 
 
 
a look a like Tremella mesenterica (common names include yellow brain, golden jelly fungus, yellow trembler, and witches' butter[2]) https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Tremell...

 

I think thats it for this one today :)


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