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Offline Don P

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Oak Gall Reaction?
« on: May 08, 2022, 07:07:33 AM »
Michelle was heading over to a friends to drop off spring greens when she rounded a corner and saw green balls on the ground. She stopped and grabbed a few, realized they were green oak galls and opened one to look inside. A few minutes later she began closing up, coughed and finally cleared it. Her question, was that just coincidence or is there something in an oak gall? I thought I remembered that they were a delicacy in some places?
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Re: Oak Gall Reaction?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 11:01:59 AM »
I've seen them last few days on my woods roads. I think they are the same gall that turns white with little red dots? 
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Re: Oak Gall Reaction?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 11:24:52 PM »
Oaks are in full pollen stage around here, sure she didn't react to that?

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Re: Oak Gall Reaction?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2022, 03:49:46 AM »
Funny, two gall posts the same day. I’ve used em to make ink once and didn’t react, involved pulverizing a dozen galls.
 They have lots of  tannic and gallic acid is why they make good ink though, so maybe she was reacting to that.
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