Dogs and Matsutake?

kcbolete kcb at
Sun Feb 21 16:10:45 EST 1999

Nope, never heard of dogs doing that to T. Magnivelare, but I have heard
of Professional Matsi pickers smelling the mushrooms with a natuaral
instinctual homing ability similar to that of a dog.  Those
commercial pickers don't seem to need dogs.  All in good fun.  :7)

On 17 Feb 1999, Mycos wrote:

> Anybody hear anything about using dogs to sniff out buttons of T.
> magnivelare or T. caligata (um). The unique odor would lend itself to
> this practice but I never hear anything about it from the hardcore
> pickers.

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