When: 2014-04-24

Collection location: Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: crocodilinusdundee

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I hope that you saved one for science.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-01-12 13:52:59 CST (-0600)

the gestalt looks right (that fat short stem and slightly inrolled margin, even when expanded). The cap of crocodilinus doesn’t always show warts, though, and many other sp. of meadow Agaricus do, when exposed to the elements in a seaside pasture like you show.

I think I know that pasture, too. Good one for Agaricus of all stripes! How did they taste, anyway? I sacrificed that one that I found to science not the skillet.

These have been as rare as hens teeth round these parts for the past couple of decades, so it would be good to have more than just photo confirmation.

Croc teeth are way more common, at least up in Queensland.

No worries, mate
By: crocodilinusdundee
2014-04-25 19:33:55 CDT (-0500)

I prefer to emulate you, not ostrichize you.

But I have one problem with emu eggs, they are a beautiful teal-blue color. I think if my crocs were teal-blue I might not able to lug them around in my hoodie all day long and hack them to pieces the way I do. I would have to eat them whole. Or not at all.


Please don’t
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-04-25 19:00:05 CDT (-0500)

ostracized me from the omelet party…

Your suggestion
By: crocodilinusdundee
2014-04-25 18:52:01 CDT (-0500)

Is worth emulating!

With a name like crocodilinusdundee,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-04-25 18:14:33 CDT (-0500)

you should be eating Emu eggs. But one Emu egg equals about a dozen chicken eggs, so you can only invite six people to your omelet party.

I Forgot
By: crocodilinusdundee
2014-04-25 15:42:29 CDT (-0500)

to say that it weighed almost 3 lbs fresh, though it has lightened up now. I read how one ostrich egg equals two dozen chicken eggs, or omelets for 12 people. I wanted to pair this croc with an ostrich egg and make an omelet for 12, but I didn’t find any ostrich eggs. And next time I find an ostrich egg how much you wanna bet there won’t be a giant mushroom to go with it. I know there’s not much interest on MO in food, but it was just a thought …

Yes, spring croc hunting can’t be beat
By: crocodilinusdundee
2014-04-24 21:15:34 CDT (-0500)

With all the wildflowers blooming, surf booming, and long rows of pelicans sailing by on their way north from Mexico. And a fox strolled by too while I was taking the pic. The big one shown in the second photo measured 15" max diameter and the stem girth is 13", still firm. Yum!

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-04-24 20:09:45 CDT (-0500)