05-29-2020, 10:42 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Evingston, WY
Originally Posted by Kwalk3
Up bear hunting in Idaho and have come across a lot of snowbank false morels. Found in loose soil near conifers in areas the snow has recently melted.
I believe they are Gyromitra Gigas(Montana), Calf brain mushrooms.
Anyone have experience preparing and eating these? I’m fairly confident in my identification, but have read that the gyromitra family(more specifically esculenta) has fairly high toxin levels.
Any experience or advice, or identification correction is appreciated.
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I've eaten a lot of these, meaty with a great morel flavor. I only eat a few at a time.
Some books call it poisonous, some say edible.
The false morel, brain morel, snowbank morel. Gyromitra whatever. Common in the Uintas, has dangerous lookalikes.
Wear gloves, cut the mushroom in half and look for chambers, consult your field guide. Do not eat any false morel raw.
Be careful out there.
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Last edited by wyogoob; 05-29-2020 at 10:48 PM.