When to go "shrooming"?

B.W. Freyburger freyburg at cia-g.com
Fri Jul 6 02:26:40 EST 2001

I find the middle of the night is the best time for Coprinus comatus.  When
caught in the headlight beams they freeze and are very easy to de-stalk.
Many may consider jack-lighting shaggy manes unsporting however.  It works
well only because shaggy manes tend to congregate along roadsides at night.

B.W. Freyburger

"Daniel B. Wheeler" <dwheeler at teleport.com> wrote in message
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> basidium at aol.com (Basidium) wrote in message
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> > I get a lot of emails from people who browse one or another of my
webpages.  I
> > thought many of you might be entertained by this one, and my reply
> >
> > In a message dated 7/2/01 2:42:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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> > writes:
> >
> > > do you know the best time to go shroming.Is it in the morning or at
> > > after noon.
> >
> > I replied as follows.
> >
> > "That depends entirely on whether one prefers morning weather, or
> > weather."
> >
> It has been my experience that early morning mushrooms are somewhat
> sluggish, and cannot sprint into the underbrush quite so easily. This
> allows me to stalk them and then de-stalk them.<G>
> OTOH, the best time for hunting truffles is whenever you can see them,
> whenever that may be. In France and Italy many people search during
> the night, so as to not advertise to other truffle hunters. However,
> the extreme sluggishness of late-rising truffle hunters give the
> advantage to the truffle. This is especially true to the naturally
> camouflaged Tuber melanosporum and Leucangium carthusiana, which look
> so similar to charcoal or coal that sometimes they are confused for
> other naturally elements. The close proximity of truffles to elk
> and/or deer herds can cause some first-time trufflers some distress.
> Daniel B. Wheeler
> www.oregonwhitetruffles.com

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