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2020 shrooms!

Smawgunner

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Man, I've spent at least 10 hours this year and only one morel. I've looked for Elms, south facing, you name it. Been a weird season. Most times when I find them, there is no rhyme or reason to the location. I even went back to the same places I've found them in the past.....skunked. Nice job boys on the ones I've seen here!
 

MoonLab

The Bass Whisperer
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In the fall of 2018 my mom bought me some morel spores for my birthday. In the Spring of 2019 I took the kids old sandbox and converted it into my worm and morel mushroom box. I went to Lowe’s and bought a few bags of sand, manure, topsoil, hardwood mulch, and peat. I added some old rotten apple wood pieces, sprinkled my spores, and turned it all over. So far no morels but the directions did say it takes 3-4 years to produce. We shall see. In the meantime my squirrels love to bury their hickory nuts in there. I keep it juiced with rotting apple logs and decaying elm bark. Maybe next year. View attachment 100918
Cool, good luck
 

Iowa_Buckeye

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I don’t see any false morels.

These are not morels. Hollow stem, but the top is not attached all the way down. The tops are more like a skirt than a Christmas tree.
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brock ratcliff

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It you notice the difference in the cap? The ridges are not sharply defined. The ones you pictured are called a lot of things; half frees, dog peckers, horse tails.