Observation 169420: Cantharellus lateritius (Berk.) Singer
When: 2014-07-09
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Mixed woods. (Hickory, Ash, Some Hemlock, Oak, and MaplePerhaps; due to high humidity and moisture, these are extremely subject to larval infestation. If they are not harvested while relatively small they become larval laden. There are some occasions where we find larger specimens free of “worm” holes, and we assume that the larvae have’nt found these yet. Time marches on and so do insects. Anyone know of a good insecticide to protect chanterelles?

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Most of my C. lateritius collections…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-11 21:52:05 PDT (-0700)

are pared down quite a bit before the slices hit the frying pan. But sometimes I find nice big ones that are virtually insect-free.

Interesting
By: Phil (gunchky)
2014-07-11 18:42:40 PDT (-0700)

but the biomass of insects is so great that I believe they can infect large amount of whatever they can forage on. It is hard to find pristine fungi once they have found a food source. I don’t mind a little protein with my mushrooms, but an overabundance is not to my liking.

Nice to see these have started.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-11 05:01:39 PDT (-0700)

I was planning to begin checking my spots soon. Maybe we’ll get some on Sunday.

Sometimes the buttons seem to develop very slowly while the insects chew away. I think when optimal conditions prevail, frequent significant rainfall and hot, the chants fruit in larger numbers and develop more quickly. Then the bugs have a harder time keeping up with the mushrooms.

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