Chant questions

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  1. Richard Cranium

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    I have never looked for chantrelles before and would like to add them to my list.
    What kind of trees do they grow around? Any basic information to assist me in my searches would be appreciated!
     
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    Oak for the most part,. Beech also in some woods I visit, keep a eye out for Black trumpet too. You wont be disappointed. Pines can produce at times also when they are mixed with a few oaks. Good luck.
     
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    I also find alot of the red variety in poplar stands (cinnabars)every thing got a late start my way..the rain sunday got them going finally. Been desert like.
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    Now to figure out the difference between real gills and false gills!
     
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    Here are some chants and red cinnabar that I picked. More "ridge like" = false gills (zoom in)
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    Chants do not have true gills as you know already. Just a FYI for others.
    True gills
    are individual, blade-like structures. They can be picked off separate from the cap and each other.
     
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    Also:
    Note how the chanterelle has the false gills and are decurrent, meaning they run down the stem.
     
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    Here is the toxic Jack O Lantern link, that some say looks like chants, not imo. But feel it should be mentioned.

    https://g.co/kgs/GtHh5Y
     
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    Once ya find a few you will see there is no close.look alikes. When you cut in half the folds...gill will have meat right up to them. Cut any grilled shroom and you will see the difference. Take pics compare pics and enjoy the woods
     
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    Your pic.#1 Happens to be the Scaly Vase Chanterelle. Gomphs floccostus.
     
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    Got a few more by our house this time.
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    We find them almost exactly where we find morels. Mixed maple with no real ground cover... there were beech in these areas, but no more. We do find morels in BTA as well but not Chants...
     
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    They also lend themselves to more of a high speed search. The first decent sized batch we found maybe a dozen years ago, I found mowing trails. The color is very visible and memorable.

    Today, we just drove to one of our morel spots in the UTV and there they were. They do tend to come back every year, at least for us.

    we have never found black trumpets, but I highly doubt they will be found from the tractor.