graveyarddirt: Bolete Lesson #2, by Ms. Graveyard Dirt
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Where the fuck are you going? Class ain’t done; sit the fuck back down. Your ass is dismissed when I say it’s dis-f’ing-missed (unless you’re looking for a hardcore dose of corporeal punishment all Victorian schoolhouse-style).
One more thing: remember how I said The most prolific of the bunch [boletes] can usually be found beneath pines. A whole host of boletes love long-needled conifers, but you got to get those f’ers young because they tend to be the ones that get slimy quickly. in Bolete Lesson #1? They are a family called Suillus in the larger order Boletales.
They’re still boletes, they’re still edible but their distinguishing feature - the weirdly sticky-but-not-sticky and slimy-but-not-slimy textured cap - should be peeled off during the cleaning process. While not poisonous the cap does contain a mild purgative that can affect people with super sensitive stomachs. Don’t let that put you off harvesting them - especially Suillus luteus (aka slippery Jack & sticky bun); picture above - they’re beautifully fruity with a teasing hint of earthy sweetness.
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