Need help with this mushroom

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  1. Johnjpa808

    Johnjpa808 Well-Known Member

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    Ok maybe someone can point me in the right direction. I believe this is chicken of the woods. What do you guys think? I am wanting to learn more about foraging for natural eatable plants and mushrooms. I came across this and the smell was Sulphur. Been trying to research it but also being colorblind I am not sure if I am looking at it correctly. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  2. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    I agree - looks like a chicken, but I am dang sure no expert. I find my chickens in October. Didnt know they were out in the spring.
     
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  3. Remington

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    Laetiporus Cincinnati or laetiporus sulphureus
     
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  4. Luv2hunt

    Luv2hunt Well-Known Member

    Show off
     
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  5. Remington

    Remington Well-Known Member

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    I've googled that one enough it was still on search history
     
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  6. mr4pt

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    It’s a hen, very edible unless you found it on an old cypress or cedar, then it MIGHT give you the squirts.

    The sulphur smell is concerning, I’ve never experienced that with a chicken. I probably wouldn’t eat it, it’s supposed to smell like a mushroom
     
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  7. mr4pt

    mr4pt Well-Known Member

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    I found a nice one about a month ago, very young and tender. Spring and fall will produce them
     
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  8. Johnjpa808

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    Thank you for all the input. Where did you all learn? What books would some of you recommend?
     
  9. Remington

    Remington Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, there is only 3 kinds that I feel comfortable with ID....

    This one, Morels, and lions mane......

    I learned from an Arkansas mushrooms ID Facebook group.....no kidding
     
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  10. Onetrakd

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    I only worry about finding morels.

    Y’all can take your chances with the rest.
     
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  11. mr4pt

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    Chickens, lions mane, morels and chanterelles are about the only ones I am comfortable enough to be 100% sure to eat. None of those have any poisonous look alikes so you’re not taking a huge chance.
    They can all be found throughout the state
     
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  12. rhpierce

    rhpierce Well-Known Member

    I thought morels weren't found below I-40 (generally)?

    Also, I have as yet to hit the morels right...if anyone has any tips, I'm all ears...been wanting to get a bunch for several years now...
     
  13. mr4pt

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    That’s what I thought too when I moved back down here. Then, a very very good friend of mine named @SwampCat turned me on to morels in deep swa. They are not common, I’ve only found them in a couple other spots down here besides swampers place but they can be found south of the 40.
     
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  14. Johnjpa808

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    I looked all over for morels earlier this season and didn’t find any. Tried the dead tree trick and saw black mushrooms that poof when disturbed. Avoided those