Tinder Fungus

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Tinder Fungus

Postby zelph » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:53 pm

Can anyone identify these fungus as a good tinder for making fire? They are located in Northern Illinois.

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Re: Tinder Fungus

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:53 pm

I never have found the true tinder fungus that grows on birch trees. Don't have that many birch here in IL.

I'll see if I can find a photo of a friend of mine having a very large fungus glowing red hot with a pot centered on it.
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Re: Tinder Fungus

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:10 pm

A brief look and could not find him....but I found this:

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Re: Tinder Fungus

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:53 pm

I agree, that would have been appropriate. Oops56 loves to tinker in fire related stuff. He's a pioneer of stove making. Hats off to Oop56 :cheers:
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Re: Tinder Fungus

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:03 pm

the fungus looks like "lenzites betulina"....can't say for sure but if so, it is a non edible fungi ;) ;)
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Re: Tinder Fungus

Postby zelph » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:30 pm

They get to be hard as a rock!! :roll: I think they are known as "artist conk" When they are fresh the surface is soft and can be scribed with a finger nail or twig. When dry the message or drawing remains dark in color.
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