Chanterelles: what's the best way to preserve?
HENRY E. KILPATRICK JR.
hkilpatr at osf1.gmu.edu
Thu Sep 12 06:29:54 EST 1996
David Bartolotta (david at bartolotta.com) wrote:
: williams at netshop.net (Mycos) wrote:
: >So Chanterelles are infested with moggots on the east coast are they?
: >I'm from B.C. and I don't believe I've every seen a Chanty with a
: >moggot of any sort in them. Tee Hee heee. I once saw a larvae with a
: >paculiarly conspiratorial look on it face (?). Naturally of course, I
: >had to kill it. Haven't seen one since. Go figure!
: Hmmm. My thoughts are that the East Coast and West Coast Chanterelles
: are really different species. The West Coast Chanterelles are mud
: encrusted at times with NO larvae on or in them. The East Coast
: Chanterelles are very clean (no dirt) and loved by the local larvae.
That's my impression of the situation also, although the few chanterelles
I found in Colorado in August were infested by larvae. However, they were
a bit beyond their prime. The 80-90 pounds I found in the Mid-Atlantic
were generally infested (and, by past experience, usually are). The most
productive month for chanterelles in this area is July when the
temperatures are in the 80s and 90s - good insect conditions.
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