Fungi forum: Chanterelles?

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Name: Jen
Midwest (Zone 6a)
Oct 5, 2016 1:31 PM CST
Hello everyone. What might these be? I was thinking Chanterelles but it's my first hunt and want to be sure. They are not at the base of a hard wood but about 30 - 50 feet away from some large ones. This is almost on the stump of a dead yew. Very rubbery gills. They do not break off when rubbed. Found in a large round cluster.

Thank you in advance for all your help!

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Name: greene
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Oct 5, 2016 1:46 PM CST
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Personally, I would never harvest or eat any mushroom unless and until I was positive of the identification. Can you find a local expert or guide who can show you which is which?
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Name: Elaine
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Oct 5, 2016 2:03 PM CST
I agree Many mushrooms contain neurotoxins - highly poisonous even in small amounts - so it's absolutely not worth taking a chance on a mushroom you're not sure of.

That one doesn't look like it's got enough yellow color to be a chanterelle.

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Name: Ursula
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Oct 11, 2016 7:10 PM CST
I thought Chanterelles were more trumpet shaped! To me, yours do not look like them.

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