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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6205424
04/02/18 04:25 AM
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Nice finds Matt28 and meamc2! Still little early for me, mid 20's at night the next two nights not going to help. Since those two or three years of severe drought several years ago, only one of my places where I used to find them produces, and the last two years it hasn't either.


Spending time with your kids in the woods, is far better than any vacation!
Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6205429
04/02/18 04:40 AM
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Boy Matt you're killing me lol. Those are awesome! In my neck of the woods it's pretty much the same as 45/70 was saying. None of my old spots have produced since the drought. I went mushroom hunting at least 10 times last spring and ended up finding 1. And I really wore out some boot leather in places that have been steady producers my entire life and on some new places as well.

Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6205506
04/02/18 11:04 AM
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Thanks I had to do some walking to find them. But I kept getting phone calls and text messages and every one was finding them so i had to try to make a showing lol hope next weekend is better. I am just wondering what these cold nights will do to them?

Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Matt28] #6205510
04/02/18 11:10 AM
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I agree and have hunted them for over 20 years, once they pop they are done! Greys are greys and yellows pop a few weeks later
for the most part, greys do not become yellows?


"The more people I meet the more I love my dog!"
Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: bass10] #6205543
04/02/18 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: bass10
I agree and have hunted them for over 20 years, once they pop they are done! Greys are greys and yellows pop a few weeks later
for the most part, greys do not become yellows?


Believe what you want. I and many others on here have documented the growth of shrooms. Heck go on You Tube and watch time lapse footage of mushrooms growing. That would be astonishing to see one of those monster yellows just suddenly pop up and be there. Lol
I’ll even make it so you don’t have to look it up yourself.
https://youtu.be/gzFKY21e9wM





Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6205772
04/02/18 04:14 PM
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I've even fed them water hoping they would grow. They will fill out a little if they were drying up, but that's it.


Will my toes ever cool down?

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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6205788
04/02/18 04:39 PM
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What kind of Mushroom is this ???


Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6205815
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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Canvasback2] #6205821
04/02/18 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: Canvasback2
What kind of Mushroom is this ???




The kind that will leave you talking to yourself, lol.


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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6207395
04/04/18 02:31 AM
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29 this evening. Made for a good dinner, I left some small one to see what will happen if it freezes.

Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Sullivan K] #6207466
04/04/18 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: Sullivan K
I have never seen one grow any bigger than when I first found it.. I have them growing in the pine trees right beside my house. I find them in the morning. I have let them go and measured them. I have not touched them for up to five days and they never get any bigger. I have covered them in pine needles to simulate darkness, or not being completely out of the ground. Once again, they never got any bigger. I know people say they will continue to grow but I have never seen one grow any bigger than what it was when I found it, and I have let them go for several days.. I check and monitor them daily and I know when a new one pops up so it is not like it was growing bigger and I didn't see it.Maybe you have different morals than I have, but mine pop up and they are done growing.


Nope they are all the same. If left alone and they have moisture and do not burn up they will go through their normal life span. Mushrooms do not just pop up. They grow.


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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: Matt28] #6207468
04/04/18 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: Matt28


29 this evening. Made for a good dinner, I left some small one to see what will happen if it freezes.



Stop it man!!! (unless you're willing to share lol) smile


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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: bass10] #6207486
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Originally Posted By: bass10
I agree and have hunted them for over 20 years, once they pop they are done! Greys are greys and yellows pop a few weeks later
for the most part, greys do not become yellows?


I have hunted them over 20 years too and I know for a fact that they grow and do not just pop up. They have a life cycle. I have watched them go from 1/4" to 5-6". Watched some in the 4/5" range grow to 7-8".


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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: skippyturtle] #6207700
04/04/18 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: skippyturtle
Originally Posted By: bass10
I agree and have hunted them for over 20 years, once they pop they are done! Greys are greys and yellows pop a few weeks later
for the most part, greys do not become yellows?


I have hunted them over 20 years too and I know for a fact that they grow and do not just pop up. They have a life cycle. I have watched them go from 1/4" to 5-6". Watched some in the 4/5" range grow to 7-8".


I stand corrected. I kinda meant once they pop and grow to size they do not continue growing until they die or are picked. I have put items beside morels and a week later they were the exact same size. Meaning after popping and growing to size they did not continue one bit more?


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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6207726
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Dependant on the situation. Weather and fungus condition. I have found that roughly 50% would grow after I found them if they were 3" or bigger but 100% would grow if they were less than 3" when I found them. I will say it is mich easier for me to not pick them than most people. I do not eat them so when I pick them I am interested in weight and if leaving some means I may make more then I dont have a problem doing it.


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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6210434
04/07/18 03:41 AM
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Went looking for a hour this evening and found 38

Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6210601
04/07/18 12:44 PM
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yes greys and whites are just immature yellows. they grow in spurts. some may go through several stages/spurts and some right next to the others may mature in one evening. once the shroom turns yellow it is mature and done growing. the key to them continuing to grow is dependent on time and moisture. if they dry out it all over. wind and sun are the 2 big factors.

if your not a believer the next time you find a patch of those little 1/2" tall "greys" pick them but save a couple and bury them with a foot of leaves. check on them every few days and report back to us.

for those that still are not sure, most of you have found a mess of "greys" around a dead elm and a week or 2 later returned to the same spot and now the Yellows have appeared. most likely the yellows were either to small to find when ya picked the first flush or they had not started yet. i have had some in my yard i photographed several stages over a 3 week period growing from a 1/2 tall to nearly 8 inches. the ironic part is the last spurt they went through there were several new ones that grew the same height overnight less then a couple feet away.


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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6210618
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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6210908
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Re: First Morel of 2018 [Re: tbn] #6210961
04/07/18 06:41 PM
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blacks start popping week or so from monday the way weather looks finish bathroom thursday be ready for vacation time 4weeks or so start mushrooming foodplots and chasing turkeys and seeing the picture GOD paints me every morning truly the land of the free!

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