Identification: Need IDs please

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  1. hudakore

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    #1 looks like some kind of puff balls but I still don't have an ID to #2. They (#2) all cluster together and are real rubbery (unlike most cap-type mushrooms which are rather delicate). However, they do look like cap mushrooms judging by the few that are standing alone. What can they be?
     

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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    #1 is Geastrum fimbriatum, earthstar fungus.
     
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    I'd like to know the spore print color on #2 if possible.
     
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    I've been wiating 3 days for a spore print but so far, there's nothing. Maybe I'm not doing it right. Here's another shot of them on a background. I notice they both have something like a tear that curls up. Is that of any help?
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    ... supercrowded gills ... that's got to lead somewhere...
     
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    It's funny, too...they're coming up all over different places in the front and back yards. It looks like there's a huge fairy ring of them around our tamarack tree but they don't seem to be particular where they're at.
     
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    I'm wondering if I have the same thing? However...mine had a very prolific white spore print. These ones were found in a gully at a park under Oaks with several other kinds of mushrooms including Shaggy Mane and Lycoperdom perlatum.
    I took the cluster home that you see in my hand...and like you said, VERY durable. An almost waxy texture to the cap but dry...not tacky. They were hard to break. I took a ton of photos of these. They have a pleasant smell...even when dry.
    The peeling of the stem sometimes occurs with dry/wet/dry spells.....our Chanterelles do it in our area.
     

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  9. hudakore

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    Thank you for your contribution! Like I said, they're popping up all over my yard. Maybe that's why I didn't see any spore prints...I put them on what paper...dah. I'll put some on a dark/black piece of paper and see what happens. They sure look and sound like what I have. If they are/were edible, there's enough for a feast.
     
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    One possible for your's is Lyophyllum decastes (Fried-Chicken Mushrooms), maybe?
     
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    Whoopie!! I think you're right! I just sent 2 images to Roger's Mushrooms for another ID. If they are, they're considered "choice" in edibility. However, I'll wait for a positive ID for that one.
     
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    Looks similiar but I think that's a Western species that lives with evergreen-type trees.

    Did we ever get a spore print or a smell on these?

    Are these under a maple or what kind of trees do you have here in your yard?
     
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    Well, in any case, I've collected, cleaned and dried 3 buckets full. Fried some up and they're quite tasty. We've eaten them twice now and no ill effects. I'd say they're definately Fried Chicken mushrooms. The spore print is white. I don't know if there are any poisonous look-alikes but we're still alive and kicking.
     

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