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  1. Thanks. Wondering what the Angle wing smells like. Here in the Bahamas I found what looks like an oyster mushrooms in December. They have a strong mushroom smell. Love your Vids Adam.

  2. I live in England adam, and have found what looks like oyster mushrooms smell nice and mushroomy and fresh light brown on top with all the oyster features, i was wondering other than the angel wings are there any others to look out for that are dangerous look alikes in the uk it's currently the 17th of December, ty for your videos been learning lots, ive eaten puffball, chicken of the woods, and now i want to eat these oysters so just being extra careful, would love a reply ty adam

  3. Oh wow, I harvested a bunch of these this fall(thought they were oysters)and ate them with eggs every day with my 80-year old parents over a couple weeks. Our only side effect was delicious omelets!

  4. Things to consider when deciding to eat angel wings

    Not-so mutually exclusive Hypotheses:
    1. Most adult kidney function can clear whatever toxin is present
    2. The toxicity is the result of environmental factors effecting metabolism (e.g. heavy metals or even something like high nitrogen levels)
    3. The toxicity is cumulative over long periods of time

    Therefore, unless you know the mushrooms in your area (or know someone who does) I'd treat it as potentially poisonous and I defo wouldn't go to the communities in Japan to eat it where it had these effects.

  5. Your videos are great, thank you! I hear you say "almost always" regarding Angel Wing growing on Conifers… is there any reason to think that they would sometimes grow on Oak? I had found some Pleurotus pulmonarius
    (aka "White Oyster") on Oak and at first thought they might be Angel Wing due to their whiter color, more delicate structure and lack of stipe. Some folks on the Southeastern US Mushroom Identification FB page say Angel Wing are never found on deciduous wood. That would be a real helpful to confirm especially since Angel Wing are about the only questionable look-alikes to Oysters.
    Still learning and your videos are very helpful!

  6. How do you identify the species of a highly rotten tree? Where I am we get oak, maple, and birch growing with hemlock, pine and fir. Living trees are easy, but something that literally falling apart rotten, it's not always to easy. Especially if you can't see the bark.

  7. It is still unclear to me for my area. We only get rain for a few months in winter. Our oysters grow on oak and bay trees. Do Angel Wings grow on oak or bay? Thank you!

  8. just getting into mushroom ID, and so glad to have found your channel. so informative, and this is by far the most informative and responsible video I've ever come across. thanks for all the work, info, and sharing.

  9. I'm in the Scottish highlands. I used to eat these by the bucket load, particularly with pasta. I moved about 50 miles away and didn't see them again until yesterday. Rather than checking my book I looked online and was surprised to read they were now listed as deadly. I guess the responsible thing to do in light of the research is not to eat them. Great video by the way. I will be subscribing.

  10. very good Adam.. thanks for this! I'm still trying to identify a mushroom that appears to be an oyster mushroom in a forest full of Hemlock however, there are other deciduous trees in this forest as well… it is huge ( size of my hand) with gills and a stem.. beautiful white, but slightly fuzzy cap.. I'm still deliberating on what this mushroom is.. there were a few growing out of this tree ( I didn't identify the tree will go back tomorrow); the mushrooms were gorgeous.. I later harvested massive reishi mushrooms.. incredible.. I'm in Haliburton Highlands btw

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  12. I never thought there would be a time when I'd like and appreciate a video about mushrooms. But now since I'm crazy about mushroom hunting, I honestly find your video's amazing. Really great quality information and presentation. Very helpful. Thank you very much!

  13. The question of regionality is a good one. I enjoy a mushroom which is lethal east of the Rockies. (This isn`t one I share with my friends.) Cute mushrooms, cute fellow! 40 years a mushroom forager, Willi B. in Canada.

  14. I would like to thank you other people have tried to explain things about mushrooms and they hesitate I think it's because they don't know what they're talkin about however you get into it really good God bless your heart I'm glad you explained it well

  15. Fascinating. I found what I think are oyster mushrooms on a dying magnolia tree here in florida. Ive not collected or eaten wild mushrooms before, so Im doing my due diligence to ID it properly. I do not see any lookalike poisonous mushrooms in florida that grow on magnolia as yet. I have performed a rub test on inside arm, lip test, tongue test, w/ no adverse reaction. Smells, well, mushroomy, no anise, very mild sweet, woodsy. Gills run cap down stem, short fat stem on some, off center. Off white to yellowish cap. Found in clusters. Cap not completely round, oyster shape, irregular bubbly fringe. Spore print, I havent done yet. I think this would be a good hobby for me. Will have poison control on speed dial. Wouldnt mind learning how to grow muchrooms on logs by inoculation.

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