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Anyone know what these are?

 
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Found them growing on a hardlog log. Look tasty lol but I won't eat them unless I know for sure what kind they are. Thanks forum!
Also I live in Iowa if that helps. I'm 90% sure they are oyster mushrooms.
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joseph dooley wrote:Found them growing on a hardlog log. Look tasty lol but I won't eat them unless I know for sure what kind they are. Thanks forum!
Also I live in Iowa if that helps. I'm 90% sure they are oyster mushrooms.



I wouldn't dare try to ID any mushroom because I'm a novice, but I did find this:

http://www.gallowaywildfoods.com/oyster-mushroom-edibility-identification-distribution/

Note especially the part about Angel Wings.
 
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They are 100% Oyster mushrooms, you can make delicius soup with root vegies and buckweed.
 
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Oysters, pretty sure, hairy stems??  i got quite rigid about checking them out, once i was ready to start eating some shrooms i found, my gf had one look in the identification book, they were poisonous. Since then i check on google " dangerous look a likes for mushroom X". X being what i think it is.  
 
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They look very much like oysters, which grew in my backyard for years.  Some keys to identifying:

- What medium were they growing on?  Oysters grow on wood, so if it was on or next to an old stump, that's a point towards oyster.
-Take a "spore print." Place the mushroom spore-side down on a dark surface like black paper and leave it undisturbed overnight.  Oysters will shed a beautiful fine white dust with a hint of lavender color to it.
- As oysters age/rot they turn more brittle and translucent and give off a definite odor.  I find it recognizable, but not offensive.  My husband can't stand it.

If you are not sure, though, don't eat it.
 
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