First Mushrooms for Season - Great Southern W.A

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  1. kimbo.parker

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    Stop the Presses!
    Mushrooms 2009
    Hello Perth, mushies are happening in your local wheatbelt so make a note to hit the paddocks on your Sunday drives. York, Beverley. Brookton, and Pingelly are hot spots.
    remember to leave the stems in the ground when you pick.
    just rock the cups gently from side to side and they'll break off the stem clean.
    leaving the old ones is a good idea for re-gen.

    If any locals come by just lay on the ground and pretend you are dead.
    They will presume another local to have shot you already and move on.

    regards,Kimbo
     
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    Re: First Mushrooms for Season - Great Southern W.A

    So how come leaving the stem helps with regeneration? What sort of mushrooms are you talking about?
     
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    Re: First Mushrooms for Season - Great Southern W.A

    I think it helps with regen pebbles because the fungus is sub-terranean with the above ground bit not the entire 'plant'. I suspect it is akin to not pulling an orchid out by the roots. I may be wrong.

    I was talking straight mushrooms but gold tops and blue meanies are abundant in places. I am surprised that there are not conspicuous 'freaks' in kombi vans out searching weekends (ah the good old days), but that has more to do with Gen Y being partially lobotomised.

    regards, Kimbo
     
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    Re: First Mushrooms for Season - Great Southern W.A

    I thought the mycelium (the body) is all underground, so it's ok to take the stem and top (which are more akin to flowers). Taking the stem all the way to the ground is an important part of IDing mushrooms as you need to see the shape of the mushroom at the bottom of the stem.

    'straight mushrooms', is that field mushrooms? Our mushrooms season is over here :(
     
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    Re: First Mushrooms for Season - Great Southern W.A

    Yes, that's the fruiting body. The root system and main body of the mushroom is completely underground. That's where the things we call mushrooms grow from. Mycelium can grow very big, some are measured in kilometres. Mycelium will keep putting out mushrooms. The spores will travel and form new mycelium.

    Here's a very cool video with mycelium, by fungi guru Paul Stamets:

    https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_o ... world.html
     
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    Is there a foolproof way of determining which mushrooms are fit to eat and which we should leave alone? I have collected some and eaten them but not with confidence and regret that I never had the opportunity to go "mushrooming" with granddad.
     
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    Re: First Mushrooms for Season - Great Southern W.A

    Please refer to Paul Stamets for all your information.I was once banned for posting on this subject so I will not attempt to again.
    Best wishes BS
     
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    Thanks for the hesds up Ferdando I will read it all tonight when I have time.

    Did you sign off "BS"?
     
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    Re: First Mushrooms for Season - Great Southern W.A

    Mark, you need to learn to id each mushroom by species. There are no foolproof general rules for edibility or avoiding poisonous mushrooms other than don't eat something you can't positively identify.

    But it's not so hard once you get the knack. Best bet is to find someone local who can show you the ones that grow near you. I id from books alot but it took me years to get the confidence to eat them. Universities are often good sources if id information.
     
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    Thats it pebbles, you really do need a local like a grandad or someone who has "experience" or just the confidence to "give it a go" with some "educated" guesswork'
    scarry stuff. perhaps there may be someone in LETS with the skill?
    I'll post a request on the local bulletin board.
     
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    Re: First Mushrooms for Season - Great Southern W.A

    Yes Purple occasionally Bernado and i get together get drunk and roll around in the forums together it provides two idiots with an outlet and we are cheap.Occasionally Bernado will jump onto my account in a mad flurry and forget who he is.You can always tell the difference though I am far more intelligent than Bernado and Bernado has a blubbering humanist side that turns my pragmatist stomach ,sorry for the confusion.
    Fernado Pessoa
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up (I think). Perhaps when I'm next up that way I will get drunk with you and BS though I'm not sure if I should bring cheese sandwiches with me. BS probably eats beef jerky when drunk!
     
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    Hey Man, who bumped this antique post...........your messing with my cred here (deminished as it was)
    ofcourse the front page has some tosser called kimbo declaring it is now mushroom season out of perth........BUT! it is high summer and the ground is parched, my arse is parched and there are no friggin mushies

    regards,
    Kimbo
     

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