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Old 08-09-2009, 03:04 PM
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Default Other edible mushrooms? in Alberta

So I think I've got the red top thing figured out (and which is the BAD r-top)
Anyone here pick any other edibles? Have pics to share?

Chanterelles (did I spell that right?)
Club foot (feet?)

Oyster mushrooms?

How common are they?

I'm heading out right now, I may post some pics of possible edibles later today.


What would be a good pic ID book to recommend?

Great excuse to wander aimlessly in the bush...


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Shaggy Mane. Should be popping up at gravel roadsides in a few weeks. Trick is to find and eat them, before they turn to ink. Meadow mushrooms. Like to grow in pastures and seem to be associated with horse****. While you're at that, watch out for puffballs.
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:06 PM
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Thumbs down Wrong!!!!!!!!!!

there ARE a few DEADLY MUSHROOMS IN ALBERTA!!!!!!!!!!!I have found DESTROYING ANGEL (AMANITA VIROSA) please be CERTAIN OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION!!!!!!!!!!

There are several INOCYBES and PAXILLUS that cause liver failure/kidney failure. others may not kill you but are very toxic.

go with an experienced person, there is a great group in Alberta

http://www.wildmushrooms.ws/web/guest/home

dont be put off there are great mushrooms to be had here but please take great care.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:12 PM
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Default Been out.. here's some specimin photos

I'm picking around Crowsnest Mountain. The forest floor is absolutely covered in many different species.

I think I've picked what looks to be a type of "bolates" catagory of mushroom.

I'm doing a spoor test on them and will see what comes up. Any of the lit I've read suggests that the bolates types (king, porchini, red top and others) are all more or less ediblle.... some more desireous than others.

Many of the shrooms out there have gills and I'm kindof avoiding them as I'm not sure what they are.

I picked one set with gills... I thought theywere possibly oyster mushrooms..... any ideas??

It seems that 'white with gills' are pretty much to be avoided.

Please feel free to tell me your thoughts.

oh.... the clubfoot is a pretty obvious one..... did a raw nibble test... and they're good!


I am just amazed at the variety on the forest floor this year.

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Old 08-09-2009, 07:48 PM
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BOLETES are pretty much non lethal, avoid any with red underneath...not sure about your last picture. IF you cannot identify the species DO NOT EAT, be 100 percent sure. please. a "clubfoot" can mean anything.

identify species to the LATIN NAME> and check with local mushroom clubID...please!!!!!!!

the most lethal mushrooms in north america taste just fine...then 2-10 days later you have total liver failure....amanita phalloides OR amanita virosa. please check. most mushroom poisoning symptoms that are of the DEADLY kind do happen until 2 - 5 days after eating.

again please go with someone who knows stuff..instead of gill colour , or taste testing!!!! READ PLEASE!!!!!
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A big X2 on the mushroom club thing. Go out with someone who knows. Once you have four or five (or more) edibles that you are 100% comfortable identifying then you are good to go.

Sometimes you have to watch for things other than straight toxicity. I.e. I believe it is the inky caps which are edible but if you consume alcohol within 24 hrs of eating them you get some pretty extreme abdominal pain. Stuff you wouldn't know without some expert advice.

Having said that, oysters can be very common in certain aspen stands. They come out right after a good rain so they may be hard to find these days. Honey mushrooms will be out in fall. Boletes are common but usually full of worms. Pine mushrooms and chantrelles can be found if you know where to look for them.

All in all, go on a club outing. Meet new people. You'd be surprised at the pile of edibles they can find in an area.
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Oyster mushrooms do not have a stem like the ones you have in the photo. Nice shrooms. Don't eat them.
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shagy manes are good but take some cooking to get all the moisture out of them, a species that resembles the hawks wing is not recommended but is delicious, found in the foothills in pine/spruce forest. king boletes are plentiful and usually buggy and bland. pufballs should be popping up in the pastures now, good if their young and firm.
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Don't forget the lowley Ferry-Ring mushroom. Great little mushrooms. Kind of a nutty flavor. You can dehydrate them on newpaper, throw em in a jar and rehydrate whenever you want some. Pane in the butt to pick and sort the grass out of but yummy. Make sure whoever's lawn your picking them hasn't been using poison...lol. Pretty much available anywhere.

Devonian is a great place to find out about Wild mushrooms. I always used to talk to a guy named ...hmmmm... Dick Abbott there. He is the mushroom guy. They have an excellent book there as well on edible mushrooms of Alberta.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:26 AM
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Don't forget the lowley Ferry-Ring mushroom. Great little mushrooms. Kind of a nutty flavor. You can dehydrate them on newpaper, throw em in a jar and rehydrate whenever you want some. Pane in the butt to pick and sort the grass out of but yummy. Make sure whoever's lawn your picking them hasn't been using poison...lol. Pretty much available anywhere.

Devonian is a great place to find out about Wild mushrooms. I always used to talk to a guy named ...hmmmm... Dick Abbott there. He is the mushroom guy. They have an excellent book there as well on edible mushrooms of Alberta.
X2. Some of the best wild mushrooms around. Just be careful you aren't picking them off of a lawn that has been sprayed to keep it looking good and unnatural
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Discovered these several years ago....now they are our favorite. Show up late August and into September. Really delicious just fried up in butter.


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Here's kinda how they grow. Found only on long-dead poplar logs, in my experience, ain't nothing else looks similar. Believe they are called Beartooth, or some such.....


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Hey, and, just for the hell of it, the biggest puff-ball I ever found....

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Hey, and, just for the hell of it, the biggest puff-ball I ever found....

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I will try to post pic's as I write this I am dining on a Puff ball from the Carbondale that dawarfs that one not the best of mushrooms but mild and nice to eat for sure!!!
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Discovered these several years ago....now they are our favorite. Show up late August and into September. Really delicious just fried up in butter.


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Here's kinda how they grow. Found only on long-dead poplar logs, in my experience, ain't nothing else looks similar. Believe they are called Beartooth, or some such.....


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Personally I think these Coraloids are the best mushrooms out there. Sweet and crisp. You can just break them up and add them to salads too. Keep your dog away from them though. There won't be any for you. grin
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Today my Lady and I walked in the woods south and west of Calgary and into the Kananaskis. We picked a pail of Prince mushrooms. These are the royalty of mushrooms and we were really blessed to find a bunch that were not soggy from the rains.


Also I got a shock. We actually found a couple Amanitas. I've always believed that there are none in Alberta or Saskatchewan To dry or something.
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Hi all ...very informative thread.... I think I found what looks to be red cap's today... any tips on cooking them. How long will they last in the fridge?
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Hi all ...very informative thread.... I think I found what looks to be red cap's today... any tips on cooking them. How long will they last in the fridge?
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We usually boil them for about a hour then let them cool off and jar them in oil and garlic
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Default Beware amanitas!!

My awareness is growing! While out getting a bumper crop of huckleberries.. I came upon lots of red tops... they are fantastic.... its tough to find non wormy ones (but that's just extra protein).

Driving out I found a batch of large 'false red tops' they were the fly amanitas mushroom. Rather deadly.

I'm also 90% sure I found some 'death cap' mushies around Allison Lake. So ya... one has to watch out.

That coral fungus is also known as goats beard and its fantastic! I just found some around here.

The wet year down south has made it a super year for mushrooms..... anyone seen any shaggy manes yet?

also.... has anyone ever found chantrelles?? I here they grow in Alta....
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I picked these mushrooms in a pine forest a few days ago after some rain. I'm almost sure they are SUILLUS SUBVARIEGATUS but I'd like a second opinion. Can anyone tell me if there's something else that it could be? There's no unpleasant smell, taste or color change when I cut into it.
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slingshotz, I picked a gallon of those a couple days ago and fried them up. Not bad at all!

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My awareness is growing! While out getting a bumper crop of huckleberries.. I came upon lots of red tops... they are fantastic.... its tough to find non wormy ones (but that's just extra protein).

Driving out I found a batch of large 'false red tops' they were the fly amanitas mushroom. Rather deadly.

I'm also 90% sure I found some 'death cap' mushies around Allison Lake. So ya... one has to watch out.

That coral fungus is also known as goats beard and its fantastic! I just found some around here.

The wet year down south has made it a super year for mushrooms..... anyone seen any shaggy manes yet?

also.... has anyone ever found chantrelles?? I here they grow in Alta....
Can someone post a pic of redtops. I pick mushys all the time. Well...not in winter..and I'm not familiar with those.
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http://www.wildmushrooms.ws/c/docume...&groupId=10128

Has some really good pics of edibles.

Thanks to the reply Chef, now I know they won't kill me. What is the local name for those mushrooms here, is it a Velvet Bolete?
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Found a few puff balls. They are good eating.

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I picked these mushrooms in a pine forest a few days ago after some rain. I'm almost sure they are SUILLUS SUBVARIEGATUS but I'd like a second opinion. Can anyone tell me if there's something else that it could be? There's no unpleasant smell, taste or color change when I cut into it.
Correct me if I am worng. I think the name is woolly pine bolete

In Chinese we call it "Pine mushroom" but don't know what is the common English name.

We picked a lot in the kananaskis two weeks ago, and it was good taste for sure
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Correct me if I am worng. I think the name is woolly pine bolete

In Chinese we call it "Pine mushroom" but don't know what is the common English name.

We picked a lot in the kananaskis two weeks ago, and it was good taste for sure
Actually I was wrong.

I did a little search on Google. The one you picked is called Yellow Jack (Suillus granulatus)

Link: http://www.coloradomushrooms.com/mushroom.php?id=38


woolly pine bolete (Suillus tomentosus) is bigger then this one. When cut in half it will have some knid of blue ink color appeared
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Hi all,
Very interesting thread!
I am new to Edmonton and was wondering what is the closes fores/place for mushrooms around here. I have been to Drayton Valey 2 weeks ago, had a good pick. However, would like to find something closer to the city.
Anyone could help?
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I'm picking around Crowsnest Mountain. The forest floor is absolutely covered in many different species.

I think I've picked what looks to be a type of "bolates" catagory of mushroom.

I'm doing a spoor test on them and will see what comes up. Any of the lit I've read suggests that the bolates types (king, porchini, red top and others) are all more or less ediblle.... some more desireous than others.

Many of the shrooms out there have gills and I'm kindof avoiding them as I'm not sure what they are.

I picked one set with gills... I thought theywere possibly oyster mushrooms..... any ideas??

It seems that 'white with gills' are pretty much to be avoided.

Please feel free to tell me your thoughts.

oh.... the clubfoot is a pretty obvious one..... did a raw nibble test... and they're good!


I am just amazed at the variety on the forest floor this year.

bd
The ones with the gills are the Prince mushrooms Probably the best wild mushies out there.
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How do you prepare the puffballs? I sauteed mine so I could freeze them but they come out like sugarless marshmallows. Real soft and spongy

I did dip a few slices in egg then floured them and put some grated Parmesas cheese on them and fried in butter. Awwwsome. Two mushroom slices covered my plate.
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I'm in Grande Prairie and would sure appreciate going out picking with someone who knows what they are doing. Anybody? please...
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Today my Lady and I walked in the woods south and west of Calgary and into the Kananaskis. We picked a pail of Prince mushrooms. These are the royalty of mushrooms and we were really blessed to find a bunch that were not soggy from the rains.


Also I got a shock. We actually found a couple Amanitas. I've always believed that there are none in Alberta or Saskatchewan To dry or something.
AGAIN PLEASE get your species right..amanitas..Panthers, Destroying angels and Fly agarics are very common and can be deadly. all are found in ALBERTA, in fact all over North America. I dont know where you hear that there are "no deadly muchrooms in alberta" but please check the species and NOT THE SLANG NAME. slang names such as red caps, clubfoots mean nothing.

INCOYBES, Cortinarius, some Lactarius can cause kidney failure and cancer, so can many other mushrooms.

these are called different names all over and mean different things depending on where you are from.

I love to eat wild mushrooms but I always make certain several times over what I am eating...check with experienced people.

THIS I have found and was positively identified in EDMONTON.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destroying_angel


please be careful out there

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