Thank you. Very much appreciate your help. What is the deadly look alike and how do you tell them apart? Thanks.No. And don't take this the wrong way but really? Those have not one characteristic of a hen other than growing next to a tree. Yes those are Honeys yes they are edible yes there is a deadly look alike to them.
Been picking for over 50 years never needed spore prints, you just know. Learned from others hand on is best way in my opinion, just sayin.Honey mushrooms will have a white spore print. Deadly Galerina and other look alikes will have a brown or rusty brown spore print.
My friend brought over some mushrooms he thought were honeys. They were not. I took him across the road and showed him some real honeys. He said he would have a hard time telling the difference. So I set up a spore print of the two mushrooms to teach him to do spore prints. On the top are the mushrooms he picked. On the bottom are the honeys I picked.
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I agree. I rarely do spore prints. Only the first time I find a new mushroom I have never picked before. Just to be 100 percent sure. I always know what color spore print to expect before starting.Been picking for over 50 years never needed spore prints, you just know. Learned from others hand on is best way in my opinion, just sayin.