shrimp of the woods?

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  1. DanSS26

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    are these aborted entolomas? First time finding and would like to know if anyone could positively ID them.

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    Yes they are Aborted Entoloma.....Entoloma abortivum.
    I have occasionally read of them being called shrimp of the woods. But never on any other
    mushroom forums. I think someone was just trying to name them as such. We always had the Hen of the woods, Chicken of the woods and now this one.
    I wonder how long it is going to take for another kind of mushroom to be called
    ?????????? ???? of the woods.?
     
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    Not so easy to clean. Some of them have brown on the underside. Are they to far gone? I cut all the brown off. Got them all cleaned up.
    The forager chef recommends to caramelize in clarified butter to bring out the flavor. I fried a few up. They were delicious.
    Tomorrow I am going to make blackened mushrooms with them.

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    Same here, forager chef is my way also. I do want to try the battered drakes deep fryer method like MJ does someday.
    I use them as long as pink inside, firmer the better imo. They can be buggers to clean up.
     
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    No bugs, but the decaying wood sticks to it. Will not rinse off. I had to cut it off with a paring knife.
     
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    I always find them after the bugs do .
     
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    I will get rid of everything that is brown. White and pink is all i want to see. I will also eat the
    un-aborted Entoloma.
     
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    An unreal flush of aborted in sw right now. Found a woods with literally I'd say over 100,000 ground covered for 100 yards. Picked a enough for a few meals and then found 8 beautiful hens. Picked 4 left 4 for seed. O amd FWIW not old man of the woods. That is a bolete species. White with blackish hairs on cap
     
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    I found the old man of the woods in a tree today.

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    Shrimp Of The Woods is a common name for them.
     
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    The reason i said what i did, i spend over 10 years on another Mushroom site and Never heard mention of Aborted entoloma as Chicken of the woods. js
     
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    I think you did a typo with chicken of the woods. I can fix it if you would like.
    Different groups seem to use different names sometimes. I did see that Wikipedia mentions Shrimp Of The Woods.

    What rankles me though is when people use a name that one mushroom is known by to mean another, like “beefsteak”.
     
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