When: 2018-09-30

Collection location: Dupont, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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Under spruce.


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Just found
By: Soloist
2018-10-16 14:11:56 AEDT (+1100)

Another flush today. They are currently in my dehydrator. This spot seems to be a honey pot for these. Very excited.

Thanks, Dave. I am on the hunt.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2018-10-15 23:53:20 AEDT (+1100)

We are expecting our first frost tonight, so I may have missed another season. Will keep hope alive since you have found this species so late in the year:=)

By: Linda Brynan Sears (lkbsearsff)
2018-10-15 23:23:18 AEDT (+1100)

I’m jealous!

By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-10-15 23:12:56 AEDT (+1100)

Lawn/open area with mature Norway spruce. The lawn is slightly sloped and atop the slope is a wooded area with mature oak. Some of the Corts are in spots where the oak clearly plays no role (only spruce and maybe a couple small cedars). Other Cort patches here are where the oaks are close enough to play a role.

In general, I often find C. semisanguineus where conifers (often pines) mix with oak. These mushrooms are found throughout the season (July-October), but the largest fruitings seem to be in October. There’s another spot I know where this type mushroom appears very late in the season, early to mid November or even later. This spot is a plantation of Virginia pine obs 300450, obs 301196. In the New Jersey Pine Barrens, I have found it in December obs 263709, and I am told this is not unusual.

OK, now I am flat out jealous, Dave.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2018-10-15 15:18:41 AEDT (+1100)

What was the habitat like … lotta conifers?

I’ve collected…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-10-15 14:07:38 AEDT (+1100)

probably over 100 of these in the past few weeks, for a friend who dyes. I’d never before seen so many as I have lately. Some really big ones. I’ll eventually make another semi-san post.

The first time
By: Soloist
2018-10-15 12:21:02 AEDT (+1100)

You come across it, it’s quite a rush. It’s one of those species you kinda forget about. So when you pull one of these not so special looking brownish mushrooms up and these bright red gills are screaming at you, it kind if slaps you in the face. Good luck.

Nice find, Dave. This one is on my
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2018-10-15 09:47:38 AEDT (+1100)

bucket list:)

By: Soloist
2018-10-15 09:44:06 AEDT (+1100)

A treat to find these. Gonna keep a stock of dried mushrooms as I find them to use for dyeing at a later date.

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