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  Mushroom hunting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mushroom hunting (or mushrooming) is the activity of searching for mushrooms in the wild, typically for consumption.
You should never "taste" an unidentified mushroom; mushrooms such as the deadly webcap, commonly found throughout Europe, are so poisonous that even putting a small piece in the mouth and spitting it out can cause a severe poisoning.
Hunting mushrooms is a fascinating pastime, requiring sharp eyes and a keen mind.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mushroom_hunting   (1723 words)

 Mushroom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main types of mushrooms are agarics (including the button mushroom, the most common mushroom eaten in the U.S.), boletes, chanterelles, tooth fungi, polypores, puffballs, jelly fungi, coral fungi, bracket fungi, stinkhorns, and cup fungi.
People who collect mushrooms for consumption are known as mushroom hunters, and the act of collecting them as such is called mushroom hunting.
A number of other mushrooms are eaten for their psychoactive effects, such as fly agaric, which is used for shamanic purposes by tribes in northeast Siberia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mushroom   (1032 words)

 Mushroom hunting | TutorGig.co.uk Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
To aid in knowing whether a mushroom is worth the time to identify it, Polish statistician Wlodzislaw Duch analyzed 8,124 mushroom species with 22 symbolic attributes, each with up to 12 possibilities for those attributes.
If the mushroom smells like almond, anise, or has no smell and if the mushroom's spore print is not green, then there is a 99.41% chance that the mushroom is edible.
If the habitat of the mushroom is "leaves", and the cap is white, then there is a 100% chance (given the dataset) of the mushroom being poisonous.
www.tutorgig.co.uk /encyclopedia/getdefn.jsp?keywords=Mushroom_hunting   (2193 words)

 Mushroom hunting -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some mushroom hunters often view it as a sport — one in which the (Fleshy body of any of numerous edible fungi) mushrooms may actually have a chance of "winning" if the person eating does a poor job of species identification.
(Widely distributed edible mushroom rich yellow in color with a smooth cap and a pleasant apricot aroma) Chanterelles and (Any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap) morels are among the most popular types of mushrooms to gather, the latter being fairly hard to misidentify by anyone with practice.
To aid in knowing whether a mushroom is worth the time to identify it, (Someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)) statistician Wlodzislaw Duch analyzed 8,124 mushroom species with 22 symbolic attributes, each with up to 12 possibilities for those attributes.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mu/mushroom_hunting.htm   (2149 words)

 Mushroom Hunting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although it cannot be compared to the more lively forms of hunting for the obvious reason that these are concerned with living creatures...there is an element of the unknown, of the accidental, there is success or failure, and all these things together arouse the hunting instinct in man and constitute its particular interest.
Aksakov sees mushrooming as expression of a hunting instinct in human beings and as such, one could say, it is a kind of atavistic activity, a game that Russians have played since immemorial times and through which they connect with their past and rediscover their roots in nature.
In Russian magic tales, mushroom hunting is often the hobby of the third son of the family, "Ivan the fool", the one who is very good, compassionate, but seemingly not so bright.
www-personal.umich.edu /~jigoulov/Mushroomlore/hunting.html   (402 words)

Russians love mushroom hunting, and going to the country, and it's usual this time of year to see whole families dressed in wet clothes triumphantly returning after a days outing with huge baskets of colorful fungi riding home on the Metro.
Despite the pervasiveness of mushroom hunting in the Petersburg area (hordes of families, singles, friends and elderly "professional" hunters scouring the countryside like a giant vacuum) nobody whines about a shortage of fungi "caused" by "over-picking".
Mushroom books are found in the "household" section of bookstores along with cooking, gardening, pets and dacha-construction.
www.costumes.org /TRAVEL/00pages/MUSHROOM.HTM   (2912 words)

 Erowid Psilocybin Mushroom Vault : Field Guide to Psilocybin Mushrooms
Pictures of the mushrooms can be found in general mushroom field guides, some of which are listed at the end of this file.
The mushroom, the actual fruit, is grown under the soild and with time and proper moisture pops up and appears to grow extremely fast.
Also, even if the beginner has happened on a genuine psilocybin mushroom, the eating of it in the field may result in lack of interest in the further work of collecting, with the consequent loss of many pounds of muchrooms which he might otherwise have collected and dried.
www.erowid.org /plants/mushrooms/mushrooms_field_guide1.shtml   (3909 words)

 Mushroom Hunting
The most common edible mushroom hunted by mushroom enthusiasts is the morel or sponge-mushroom.
Mushroom hunting is permitted at all 20 state forests in Ohio, encompassing more than 200,000 acres.
For detailed mushroom information and hunting reports you should visit Michigan Morels.Com This is the most comprehensive site I have seen dedicated to mushroom hunting.
www.ohiooutdoorsman.com /about2.html   (209 words)

 Mushroom Hunting
I got interested in mushroom hunting through the writings of John Cage.
The real mushrooms don't always look like the ones in the book; unusual examples of one species may look a lot like some other less desirable species; and the same species may vary in appearance and toxicity from place to place.
Mushrooms thought to be closely related, based on their appearance and habitat, may be reclassified as belonging to widely separated groups, on the basis of DNA evidence.
www.multicians.org /thvv/mushrooms.html   (429 words)

 Wild Mushroom Hunting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is in contrast to other mushrooms, such as the polypores and boletes, which appear to be spongelike or porous on the underside of the cap.
Mushrooms are history’s great recyclers and decomposers, and they deserve due recognition for their hard work.
Once you have gained a high-level of knowledge as a mushroomer or are working with an expert, there are many species of edible gilled mushrooms to explore such as the striking, bright blue indigo milky, Lactarius indigo, which is a thrilling mushroom find, though reports on taste vary.
www.missourilife.com /feat001.shtml   (4432 words)

 Gather and Hunt your food-lLnks Page
Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms in Slovenia, Europe 23 edible mushrooms of the meadows and woods of Solenia are described, with brief notes on taste, digestibility, how they may be used, whether they can be dried; and links to descriptions of somewhat similar poisonous mushrooms with which they might be confused.
Mushroom History at the Milwaukee Public Museum, an article on the history of eating wild mushrooms.
Fish n Hunt big game in New Zealand An overview of the deer species (Red, Sika, Rusa, Sambar, Whitetail, Wapiti, Fallow) in New Zealand, their history of introduction, distribution, and when they may be hunted.
www.naturalhub.com /gather_hunt_food.htm   (1049 words)

 Morel Mushroom Hunting in Alaska
This to me also means it is time to head to the woods for morel mushrooms.
I grew up in Iowa where hunting morels or sponge mushrooms as they are commonly called was almost a religious experience with a large part of the population.
If you find one make a mental note of where it was found and spend lots of time right in that area as you may be on the edge of a large batch of them.
alaskaoutdoorjournal.com /Activities/Mushrooms/morelhunting.html   (1002 words)

 (MUSHROOM HUNTING A POPULAR SPRINGTIME ACTIVITY IN OHIO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Although mushrooms can be found in areas where they have not previously appeared, it is not uncommon for veteran mushroom hunters to guard their favorite areas with the same level of secrecy that others use to protect favorite fishing holes," Boydelatour said.
Mushroom seekers should be careful and accurately identify species to determine whether or not they are edible," he said.
The annual mushroom hunt at Tar Hollow State Forest in Vinton County will be held April 24, with several mushroom-hunting seminars scheduled throughout the day.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /htdocs/news/apr99/mushrooms.html   (414 words)

 MCBG - Mycology / Mushroom Guide, Identification, Photographs
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies, or reproductive structures, of some types of fungi.
Each mushroom has been identified by genus and species—common names are also referenced.
Throughout the season, we offer mushroom talks and walks by local experts, and interpretive signs are posted where mushrooms appear.
www.gardenbythesea.org /about/mushroom   (173 words)

 Mushroom Hunting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pm-1204 Morels, false morels, and other cup fungi is an excellent reference that includes color photos of many of the common mushrooms that are found at this time of year.
NCR 129 Mushrooms and other related fungi is another useful reference.
It is best to wrap each mushroom in dry paper toweling or in paper sacks and refrigerate the samples if they are to be kept overnight.
www.ipm.iastate.edu /ipm/hortnews/1999/5-7-1999/shrooms.html   (237 words)

 Dave Fischer's North American Mushroom Basics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of certain fungi---the equivalent of the apple, not of the tree.
Mushrooms take many physical forms or shapes in addition to the familiar umbrella-like "cap-and-stalk" structure most people picture when the word "mushroom" is mentioned.
Identifying mushrooms requires you to study the specimens---size, color, odor, form of growth (in clusters or singly), habitat (growing on a pine log vs. growing on a lawn), and time of year are all important clues to a mushroom's identity.
members.aol.com /xerula/basics.html   (2248 words)

 Nonfiction: Mushroom Hunting
The mushrooms in the woods of New Hampshire are tricky and elusive, they do not want to be found and picked.
We hunt them in New Hampshire in the fall only because Massachusetts mushrooms are too expensive, plus the scenery in New Hampshire is better.
My father would tell me how the mushrooms hid themselves and why I had to be alert and quick so as to grab them before they ran away.
www.teenink.com /Past/1990/422.html   (649 words)

 Mushroom Hunting
If one is to go mushroom hunting, it is imperative to assemble a skilled team.
These are two of the neighbor's children and an older nephew from Germany who was quite fond of mushroom soup, epecially the one that resulted from this expedition.
This last name is a result of the entire mushroom dissolving into an inky fl mess, sometimes within 24 hours.
www.sxm-info.com /photos/mushrooms   (294 words)

 Illinois State Morel Mushroom Hunting Championship
Smallest Mushroom: Randy Dedecker of East Moline, IL - Too small to measure - we had to send someone for a magnifying glass to verify that it was truly a morel.
Mushrooms must be turned in in the furnished mesh bag - plastic or paper bags are not allowed.
If any contestant does not agree with the official count of their mushrooms, they must request to the hunt officials a recount before the mushrooms are removed from the custody of the hunt officials.
www.morelmania.com /ismmhc.html   (2519 words)

 Mushroom Hunting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The first kind of mushroom hunter is making a living resaleing mushrooms to buyers, who in turn resales to their buyers, and so on until they reach the consumer.
The other kind of mushroom hunter is recreational and mostly hunting for fun and for a little extra flavor in their nightly dinner dish.
Mushrooms make your favorite sauces come alive with a fresh flavor that just can't be purchased at your local grocer.
www.florencechamber.com /RecMushroom.html   (344 words)

 2005 index 10x5
Mushrooming is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, and Michigan has many species of wild mushrooms that fruit from early Spring to late Fall.
In case of mushroom poisoning emergency, contact your physician, local hospital Emergency Department or the Regional Poison Center for SE Michigan, 1-800-764-7661 or 313-745-5711; elsewhere, 1-800-222-1222.
The Michigan Mushroom Hunters' Club, based in southeast Michigan, welcomes everyone interested in mushrooms, and has an active schedule of events.
www.sph.umich.edu /~kwcee/mmhc   (242 words)

 Mushroom Hunting
Mushroom hunting August 13 2003 with JM at the Ramsey's Draft Wilderness Area of the George Washington National Forest just off Rt 250 west of Craigsville, VA.
Upon closer inspection it appears to be a mushroom...
And at the side, the twig is helping to support the mushroom..
www.keezell.jmu.edu /williaps/Mushrooms.htm   (130 words)

 WPMC: Cookbook, T-shirts, and Bookstore
The Mushroom Cookbook of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club is packed full with 50 great wild mushroom recipes.
Mushrooms, birds, and butterflies, all can be found there.
Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians
www.wpamushroomclub.org /mushroom_stuff_files/stuff.html   (472 words)

 SpaceTramp: » Mushroom Tyro
- If the mushroom smells like almond, anise, or has no smell and if the mushroom's spore print is not green, then there is a 99.41% chance that the mushroom is edible.
- If the mushroom has a green spore print, there is a 99.41% chance that it is poisonous.
- If the habitat of the mushroom is "leaves", and the cap is white, then there is a 100% chance (given the dataset) of the mushroom being poisonous.
spacetramp.blogspot.com /2004/11/mushroom-tyro_04.html   (367 words)

 ABC News: Ill. Mushroom Hunting Regulation a Hoax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She said the department discovered someone had taken a press release from the Internet and used it to craft a fake announcement of the new license and fee.
The hoax urged hunters to visit vendors that sell hunting and fishing licenses to get a mushroom license and said the proceeds would benefit biological and archaeological research in Illinois, Simpson said.
She said the agency doesn't know when the hoax was sent or by whom, but e-mails and faxes have spread it "like wildfire" through central and southern Illinois and the agency is investigating.
abcnews.go.com /US/wireStory?id=639198   (204 words)

 mushroom hunting supplies, tips, info and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Full color photographs illustrate of every stage of the hunt, and are enhanced with an informal and descriptive text of what it is like to be out in the wet and the cold in search of airborne game, making Misery Loves Company an enjoyable and mildly humorous giftbook.
Mushroom hunter's personal site includes photos and descriptions of family favorites, safety information, notes on morel hunting experiences, and related links.
Mushroom hunting championship, carnival, craft show, and morel related events.
hunting.universe-2.com /mushroom-hunting.html   (422 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushroom: Field Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Toadstools and mushrooms are one and the same.
Sacred Mushroom of Visions: Teonanácatl: A Sourcebook on the Psilocybin Mushroom by Ralph Metzner
A great, pocket size manual to show which mushrooms are worth picking and which are better left alone.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0914171895?v=glance   (779 words)

 Taming Wild Mushrooms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Attached are pages covering our personal mushroom safety rules, terse reviews of books about mushroom hunting, our family favorites, and some (hopefully recent) foray reports, and some links to other mushroom sites.
This tends to limit their local season to the two weeks between sprouting and rotting during the month of May. It causes them to miss out on an incredible array of great flavors and textures.
Mushroom hunting is a true sport: The fungi DO have an equal chance to win.
www.cris.com /~Czere/mush1.shtml   (373 words)

 Dave Fischer's Marvelous Mushroom Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For our intermediate members, it is a tool to increase the number of edible species they know and to expand their knowledge on techniques for using edible mushrooms...
Whatever the reason for your interest in mushrooms---whether it be for scientific study, the search for edible species, or for the sheer appreciation of their beauty---this book will serve as a trustworthy and inspiring guide to mushrooms of northeastern North America.
I serve as a mushroom identification consultant for the New York State Poison Control Center and for several mycological organizations.
members.aol.com /xerula/xprt.html   (510 words)

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