Observation 177689: Tricholoma murrillianum Singer
When: 2014-09-10
( 2700m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Two large specimens found beneath Douglas fir, Western hemlock and yellow cedar.

Only fruit body kept was from 1st two images- unfortunately this time of year bugs and larva are still in full force- so your #1 pin is not always what it seems…

Elevation: 2700ft.

Temp: low 70’s.

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Hoping for rain too-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2014-09-12 23:26:40 BST (+0100)

here. Look forward to seeing your soon to come Oregon matsie harvest Daniel!

No rain to speak of yet.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-12 22:32:08 BST (+0100)

Hope higher elevations could be more productive. Found a new area last year, and harvested 30 during a single day: my best to date. I do love these fresh.

Haven’t tried your suggested preservation method. Will do so this year.

By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2014-09-12 19:48:41 BST (+0100)

I now call them pins, used to call them buttons… Guess collecting young Psilocybe and posting them as “pins” for so long has skewed my vocabulary… Either way, I always love to find young Matsies like this when they’re still firm, dense and dry-smelled amazing! To preserve the freshness(rather than drying) we slightly clean them, without damaging the outer cottony protection and double wrap them in tin foil, label and date a large plastic bag and freeze them. This method has preserved the original flavor and a bit of the original cinnamon, spicy aroma for over a year at a time. According to author Langdon Cook this has worked for him with some frozen buttons lasting over 2 years.

Daniel, I appreciate the correction and will be more cognizant of anecdotal/common terms for our fungal brethren in the future.

PS- thought i’d ask if you’ve had any significant rainfall down your way yet? Hope for the best at higher elevations maybe?

Everything makes sense
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-12 05:16:14 BST (+0100)

except for “…your #1 pin…” No. 1 button, maybe?

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