Observation 14688: Tuber oregonense Trappe, Bonito & P. Rawl.
When: 2008-11-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Dr. James Trappe, Dr. Charles Lefevre and others have stated that truffles are not eaten by animals, nor located by dogs unless the truffle is completely mature. These largish truffles were all found next to (within 2-3 inches of) large animals pits. Some were found in the bottom of the pits. But all look immature to my eye.

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Tuber oregonense mycelium is a distinctive bluish-white.
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A truffle-hunting animal pit.
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A truffle-hunting animal pit.
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A truffle-hunting animal pit.
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A truffle-hunting animal pit.
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A hump in the duff which could be a truffle just below.
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This is an animal pit: a pit dug by an animal in the search for truffles. Notice the pieces of truffle on the side of the pit, where the animal discarded them. By searching this fresh animal pits, one can often find fresh truffles, such as in the next 2 photos.
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This is an animal pit: a pit dug by an animal in the search for truffles. Notice the pieces of truffle on the side of the pit, where the animal discarded them. By searching this fresh animal pits, one can often find fresh truffles, such as in the next 2 photos.
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This is an animal pit: a pit dug by an animal in the search for truffles. Notice the pieces of truffle on the side of the pit, where the animal discarded them. By searching this fresh animal pits, one can often find fresh truffles, such as in the next 2 photos.

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