Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
Follow Harvest Stewardship and always comply with your State Ginseng Rules and Regulations when collecting wild ginseng roots.
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Trying this again, Is this a man root?

Trying this again, Is this a man root? 3 years 2 weeks ago #32480

Is this a man root?

Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re:Trying this again, Is this a man root? 3 years 2 weeks ago #32509

looks good to me. I dug two this year and didn't even know it til they dried.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re:Trying this again, Is this a man root? 3 years 2 weeks ago #32516

Looks somewhat like a man root... and has the 3rd leg too :-)

Would be better if that one arm was down below the neck, instead of coming off the neck.

Could be a one of a kind human mutant emperor root with that arm off the neck thing going on.

PS.. would also be better if it had been shaped before drying to position the arms as they should be.

Nice root anyway.

TNhunter

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re:Trying this again, Is this a man root? 3 years 2 weeks ago #32600

It has not dried we just dug the root last week. So I think we can still shape it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re:Trying this again, Is this a man root? 3 years 2 weeks ago #32603

I am not sure that we can shape the arm if we did it would break. Should we preserve this root or is it even worth anything alone?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re:Trying this again, Is this a man root? 3 years 2 weeks ago #32615

Not sure if you can find anyone (easily and legally) to pay extra for a man root or emperor root.

Think you would have to have it certified to offer it for sale on ebay.

In my case (TN) I would also have to buy a 250.00 dealers license before I could have it certified and offer for sale on ebay.

A few years ago Billy found a nice one and sold on ebay, but it did not fetch the price he was wanting and best I remember he bought it back.

You could always ask your local dealers if they ever pay extra for man shaped roots.

Below is one I found in 2012, and I shaped it by putting it on cardboard and placing straight pins along the arms, legs and body to shape it like I wanted until it dried.

I kept mine, did not try to sell it. It had a real good man shape, but the arms and legs were sort of skinny.

Good Luck !

TNhunter

Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re:Trying this again, Is this a man root? 3 years 2 weeks ago #32625

I don't think it will fit the appearance factor as it is. It's a nice root, tho.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Time to create page: 0.086 seconds

Who's Online

We have 415 guests and 2 members online